Hey guys! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your Sunday and this post finds you well rested and ready for the working week ahead. I’m so tired today! I haven’t really done much at all, but sometimes I think that makes me even more tired- am I just weird or are you guys like that too? I’m much more of an active person, I love to be doing something all of the time- hence today’s blog post!
These are my DIY hair bows; a really quick and easy project for those of you who, like me, just have to be kept busy. Those who went to high school with me will probably remember a stage where I never would be seen without one of these perched on top of my head. I love this DIY, it requires no sewing machine and minimal sewing skills, uses up excess fabric and has a really cute, vintage vibe to it- don’t you think?
If you’re interested in making your own, find my step by step instructions below!
You will need:
- Two rectangles of fabric, I used a 9″x4″ and a 4″x1.5″ piece
- Fabric Scissors
- Hand sewing needle
- A bobby pin
So what do you do?
- Fold over the two longer sides of your larger rectangle by half an inch and press into place with an iron as show. Do the same with your smaller rectangle.
- Do a loose hand stitch along the two shorter edges of your large rectangle and down the centre. This should be like a tacking stitch (basting to my American readers), so that when you pull the loose end of your thread the fabric gathers, as shown. Gather all three of these rows of stitches. Tip: if you are completely new to sewing, a good way of tying a knot in the end of your thread before stitching is wrapping the end of the thread around your thumb three times, then passing your threaded needle through the loop of thread on your thumb. Slide the thread off your thumb and pull tightly to create a knot.
- Fold one side of your large rectangle over into the centre and secure this down with a few hand stitches. When you are happy that this is secure enough, tie a knot by sewing through your last stitch. Snip the thread and then do the same to the other side of the rectangle. You can see the bow shape taking form now.
- Wrap your smaller rectangle around the centre of your bow to cover up all the messy stitching in the centre. Do a few stitches in the back to secure this rectangle, before snipping the ends of the fabric off.
- Pass a bobby pin through the loop created by the small rectangle at the back of your bow. It can now be worn as a hair accessory!
I hope you all enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial! if you have a go at making your own hair bow, please be sure to show me! I’d love to see.
Also, don’t hesitate to ask if you’ve got any questions about this tutorial or any of my other DIYs, I’m happy to help 🙂