Little Hair Bows

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Making round hair bows:

The children I babysit on a regular basis are all girls. There are 3 of them, a 2yr old, a 3yr old and a 5yr old. Oh and they all have blond hair. :)

Total cutie-pies. While helping the 5yr old with her hair one morning we started talking about hair bows. I had noticed she didn’t have many, and asked her if she would like me to make her some. Dumb question right?

I started thinking about it, looking through my craft supplies and fabrics and then started creating. I did end up with some cute ones. So I thought I would share how to make one of them on my blog today.

I used cotton so these are rather stiff, but I think they turned out adorable!

Supplies needed for round hair bows:

  • Cotton Fabric
  • Needle and Thread
  • Fray Check
  • Button
  • Ribbons
  • Hot Glue
  • Hair Clip

I started by cutting a strip of fabric 4 inches by 18 inches. Then I pressed it in half lengthways.

How to make round hair bows from fabric

Using a needle and thread I made a gathering stitch, and scrunched it into a circle.

How to make round hair bows from fabricOnce it was scrunched as tight as I could get it, I stitched the ends together making a perfect circle. Then I used the fray check on the raw edges in the center of the bow.

How to make round hair bows from fabricNext I cut a small circle out of a different color fabric and fray checked around it. I cut two lengths of ribbon and fray checked the ends.

How to make round hair bows from fabricI hot glued the circle of fabric in the center of the flower, and the button on top of that.Ā  The ribbon got hot glued underneath the flower, so the result looks like this.

How to make round hair bows from fabricI tried to hot glue the clip on as well, but that was a fail. So I just stitched the clip on.

How to make round hair bows from fabric

These were really easy, so of course I had to make a couple! Now I can’t wait until the girls get back from vacation, to see if they like them.

On a side note, who else thinks of Madeline when they see these bows?

Haha! Maybe I ‘m just crazy!

I link up at these parties.

Respectful opinions are always welcome

  1. Very cute, they’re going to love them! Now, you DO realized what you have started, don’t you. Those two are never going to be enough, now that those girls know you can do it. They are going to be placing orders for more indefinitely now, lol! Great job!

  2. You are SO sweet to those girls!!!

  3. those are cute. and I didn’t think about Madeline…..

  4. Those are adorable and I know they will make their day! I didn’t think of Madeline, but now with that darling illustration, I do! Love Madeline…

  5. too cute!!!

  6. Those are adorable! Great job!

  7. Those are adorable! Very Madaline-ish! :)

  8. Those are totally cute!!

  9. Those are so precious!

  10. So cute! Thanks for sharing this week at The Gathering Spot.


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