DIY Anthropologie-inspired Hairbows

These hairbows are easy, sweet, and a great way to use up fabric scraps!

I saw this bow on Anthro:

It’s cute, but it is 7″ wide and 5″ tall.  Pretty big bow.  I wanted to make a few last minute bows to slip into Charlotte’s Easter Basket – somehow our bows are always disappearing.  I altered the bows to be about 2″ wide and 1 1/2″ inches tall.  I made two of each color so she can have one on each side.  If you want to make some for your little one’s Easter Basket here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fabric scraps (at least 3″x2 1/2″)
  • Sewing machine/thread/scissors
  • Hair clip
  • Wire (I used the kind for jewelry making)
  • Hot glue
  • Paint chips (optional)

Step 1:  Cut out your fabric scraps 3″x 2 1/2″.  Cut two rectangles out for one bow.  Since I made 8 bows, I cut out 16 rectangles.

Step 2:  Lay the fabric right sides together and stitch around 3 sides, leaving one end open (like sewing a tiny pillowcase).

Step 3:  Flip it right sides out and turn the raw edges inside.  Press.  Topstitch the opening closed.

Step 4:  Now twist the rectangle once so that it makes a bow shape.  Wrap the wire around the middle a few times so that it will hold it’s shape.

Step 5:  Hot glue the bow to a hairclip.

Let it dry and that’s it!

Step 6:  I had a few paint chips lying around so I made some slits in the cards with an exacto knife

and clipped the bows onto them.

Perfect way to slip them into her little Easter Basket!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Sew Homegrown