Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Quick and Easy Hair Bow

Every year I make my daughter one handmade gift for Christmas. This year due to my pregnancy I haven't had much time to get any sewing done and I was a bit bummed I wouldn't be making her anything. The night before Christmas Eve I decided to make her a bow as part of her stocking stuffer, we open our stockings Christmas Eve morning. I didn't have much time/energy so I came up with a quick hair bow tutorial using scraps that I had.

The bow came out nicely and my daughter loved it. I was thinking this tutorial would also work to  make a bow tie for a boy.

I cut my fabric to a size of 7.5 inches by 7 inches. It was nice and big but not too big on her head.

Fold your fabric in half, right sides together, and sew around the two sides, leaving one side open, using a 1/2 inch seam. Turn your fabric right side out. Sew the remaining side closed using a 1/4 inch seam.

Twist your bow in the middle and using wire, I used floral wire, tie the middle to keep the twist in place.

Cut a small strip of fabric, 2 inches by 4 inches, and fold in half right sides together. Sew along the side and turn your strip right side out. Hot glue the strip of fabric around the wire, cut any remaining excess fabric. Glue to a hair clip and you're done! You could also use coordinating ribbon for the middle if you don't feel like sewing more fabric.

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