Do It Yourself!
Basic Hair Bows...
Hot glue gun
Take your bow ribbon and fold it into a circle, overlapping about 1/2". You can either hold it like this, or sew the overlap in place. I think it's easiest to sew it in place.
Fold the ribbon in half, with the seam side out. (It will be on the back.)
Next, fold one of the halves in half, covering the seam. Repeat.
Now just sew the pinched middle in place with a few stay stitches.
Last, cover the middle up. You can use the same ribbon for a thick cover, or a different ribbon for contrast, or you can tie a knot, then wrap that around the ribbon with the knot facing out in the center of the ribbon. In my illustration, I used a coordinating ribbon and hot glued it in place around the center of the bow. Now your bow is assembled!
Just hot glue the bow onto a covered clippie or a covered headband.
Yay! Your bow is
Variations: This basic
bow is the starting point for many fancier bows. You can
double them up in various ways, then put a little knot
around to join them. You can also place them on a
Last, if you decided to
do this project yourself, please send me a photo with
your name and what state you're from! I've recently
decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.