Springtime is such a great season for a little sprucing up. Whether you’re adding green touches to your apartment or reorganizing your home office with a clever hanging storage bag, we know you’ve also got your eye on all those spring style trends. This spring, get ready to try new color combos and add handmade accessories to your collection with this easy DIY hair bow.
Materials and Tools:
– fabric scraps
– matching threads
– tailor’s chalk
– fabric scissors
– sewing machine
1. Measure and draw a rectangle that’s 5 x 2 inches.
2. Cut it out.
3. Fold the fabric in half and be sure that the “right” sides are facing each other. Then sew, leaving a tiny gap open.
4. Cut out the corners.
5. Turn your bow right side out. Hand stich to close the gap.
6. Pinch the bow as shown in the picture below and hand stitch.
7. Cut out a rectangle that’s 3 x 2 inches.
8. Fold the rectangle in half, pin and sew all along the edges, but leave a gap open.
9. Turn it right side out and here you have it: a long, tight strip.
10. Wrap the strip around the center of the bow and cut out the excess.
11. Join the starting and ending points of the strip and hand stitch.
12. Insert a bobby pin or hair clip.
First, measure and draw a rectangle that’s more or less 5 x 2 inches. Then cut it out. Fold the fabric in half and be sure that the wrong sides (the sides you don’t want to show) are facing you. Next, use your sewing machine to sew along the edges as shown above. Be sure to leave a little “gap” open, so you will be able to turn it right side out.
At this point, carefully cut out the corners without cutting through the stitches and turn your bow right side out, then hand stich to close the gap. Next pinch the bow as shown in the picture below and hand stitch to create the bow shape.
Cut out a new rectangle that’s 3 x 2 inches, and fold it in half to create a long, tight strip. Pin in place and sew all along the edges. Just remember to leave a little gap open.
Turn the strip right side out and wrap it around the center of the bow as shown above. Cut the excess and hand stitch the ends in place. Last but not least, insert a bobby pin or hair clip, and you’re done!
Once you’ve mastered the technique, have fun making some extra bows for your besties!
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