Thursday, February 6, 2014

Five Minute Bows

Bows, Bows, Bows ... I can't get enough of them. They are one of my favorite things to make. Luckily my daughter loves to wear them so I keep making them. For Christmas my mom made some fleece blankets and she had those four by four squares left over. She gave them to me since she knows I am always looking for new ways to use up scraps. I wasn't sure what I would use them for so they just sat on my cutting table staring at me. Then one day it hit me, I can make some simple bows out of these squares and since they're fleece I won't have to worry about raw edges. Awesome!

In order to make these you are going to need a four by four fleece square. You are going to take your square and fold it like an accordion with five even folds.

If you want a less full bow then fold it four times. The hot pink bow on the right has been folded four times and the other two bows were folded five times.

Once you have it folded correctly sew a straight lie down the middle, this will hold the bow in place. Make sure you backstitch a couple of stitches at the beginning and end.

Cut a six inch ribbon in a coordinating color, hot glue one end on the back of your bow. Wrap it around your bow and hot glue the other end to the back. Make sure to cut any left over ribbon off. That's it! I glued my bows to a ribbon lined hair clip.

I bought a couple of those elastic headbands so I can interchange the bows. I just slide the clip in through a couple of the holes in the headband. I can switch them out so I can coordinate them to my daughters outfit. She can also just wear the bows by themselves since they have a clip.

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