How to create Fabric Hairbow

As much as I craft you would think I could make a decent ribbon hairbow.  But the thing is – I really stink at making ribbon hairbows.  I just can’t seem to get it right – even when I follow really great tutorials.  So instead, I dug through my fabric stash and created this little bow.

I love it.
It’s so simple to make.
It will be the perfect accessory to your girl’s summer wardrobe(or yours!).
Just follow the easy instructions below!!!

    You’ll need:
  • a small square of fabric – about 6″x6″
  • a hair clip
  • some trim or ribbon for the center
  • a glue gun
  • a sewing machine/thread/scissors/etc.
  • STEP 1: Cut a 4″x2″ rectangle out of card stock for a pattern.  You don’t have to do this, but I like to so that I can position it anywhere on the fabric.  Cut out two rectangles.
  • STEP 2: Pin the rectangles right sides together.  Place marks 1″ apart along one of the long sides.
    Preferably in the center. This will be your opening for turning.
  • STEP 3:
    Use a 1/4″ seam allowance and stitch around the rectangle, leaving the 1″ opening. Clip the corners.
  • STEP 4: Turn it right sides out and topstitch the opening closed. Press well.
  • STEP 5: Now, scrunch up the center of the bow. Just fiddle with it until you like the way it looks, then top stitch right over the folds to hold it in place.
  • STEP 6: Select your trim and wrap it around the center of the bow – gluing it or hand sewing it in the back.  Lastly, glue the clip to the back of the bow and enjoy!!

Happy Sewing!
jessica