Sunday, February 9, 2014

Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial

Amy from SewsNBows  
Hi! I'm Amy from SewsNBows. I write about my sewing projects and crafts over there, and use my blog as an excuse to take way too many photos of my daughter and other kids in the family. I started making bows when my niece was born, mostly to prove she was a girl. It was a better solution than punching out strangers who called her a boy! I can't remember when or how I started reading Domestic Bliss Squared, but I do remember when I tried Hilary's recipe for Fast Fish Tacos & Mexi Rice. I tried it on a whim, (because I'm really horrible at cooking) and my family loved it! Okay, so my rice came out of a box, but the tacos were all mine! I had to write a note to the girls and brag about my edible dinner; and we've been fast friends every since!

Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial | SewsNBows  

Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial This is a very simple method that doesn't require the ability to actually fold a bow. It only takes a few minutes, so let's make your scrappy ribbon bow!
  Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial | SewsNBows

Start with ribbons. Use ribbons of varying widths, and cut them in descending lengths. I've cut some at a slant, and forked others. Seal the ends with a lighter so they don't fray.  
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Arrange your bows in a way that you think is cute. Use kind of an "X" formation, and spread the ribbons out so you can see them all.  
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Next, you'll pinch and accordion fold the center of your bow.  
  Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial | SewsNBows

Use a needle and thread to secure your scrappy Valentine bow. This part will be covered, so don't worry about the thread color.  
  Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial | SewsNBows

Slip your alligator clip through the thread on back.
Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial | SewsNBows 

Tie a loose knot in a coordinating piece of 5/8" ribbon.  
  Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial | SewsNBows

Glue your knot to the center of your bow.  
  Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial SewsNBows 
 Making sure the ends of your knot are pretty-side up; wrap them around the bow and secure with glue in back. Use a tiny dot of glue to attach the alligator clip "head" to the ribbon.
  Scrappy Ribbon Hair Bow Tutorial SewsNBows

That's it for my scrappy ribbon hair bow tutorial! If you like tutorials and inspiration for all kinds of hair accessories, check out my Ribbon and Tulle board on Pinterest! And any friends of Jess & Hillary are friends of mine; so I'd love a visit at SewsNBows. Thanks for reading!


6 comments:

  1. super cute hair bow! Amy you are adorable too! Fun post ;o) Emily@nap-timecreations

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  2. Great tutorial! What a way to use scraps, you make such pretty bows!!

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  3. What a great tutorial and a cute bow! Can't wait for my little one to have enough hair to wear a bow!

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  4. This is great! love the hairbows I am so going to try making one!

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  5. Beautiful bow and by the way I love Amy, one of the few bloggers I know I'd be BFFs with if we lived on the same side of the planet. She rocks!

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  6. Thanks for a fun tute!! I have never made a fun hair bow before as I thought it would be too complicated but this is so doable!! Amy definitely rocks!!!

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