DIY Fabric Hair Bows

A few weeks ago I shared about a little gingerbread party I hosted for some girlfriends.  One of the girls showed up with the cutest fabric bow in her hair and I insisted we break out the fabric and make some of our own.  Thank you Jessica for teaching us your hair bow making ways!

-Some type of hair clip {or you can always bobby pin it into your hair}
-Hot glue

1. Cut rectangular piece of fabric.  The bigger the piece, the larger the bow.  
2. Hold over the top and bottom.
3. Fold again to tuck in non-sewn edge.
4 and 5. Fold over right and left side of fabric so they slightly overlap in the middle.
6 and 7. Hand stitch the two sides up the center.
8. Pull the thread so that the bow gets cinched in the center and wrap remaining thread around center and tie.
9. Cut a small piece of fabric for the bow's center.
10. Fold over the top and bottom so they overlap and hide frayed edge.
11. Wrap around bow.
12. Hot glue to bow.
13. Hot glue hair clip to back.

Felt bows have their own unique cuteness and because they have clean edges when cut, even easier!

-Two colors of felt
-Hot Glue
-Hair Clip

1. Cut out felt rectangles.  Make one color smaller than the other.
2. Sew a few stitches to gather bow in the center and pull.
3. Wrap remaining thread around bow and tie.  Repeat on the second piece of felt.
4. {Not shown} Cut a small piece of felt to wrap around both bows layered on top of each other and hot glue together.
5. Hot glue hair clip.

Bowtastic!  Look how cute our bows are!


  1. I love those! and I had a bunch of fabric scraps I wasn't sure what to do with.. I foresee some bows for my babies!!

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  3. I LOVE these and the idea of making it into a girls night! :)


  4. Thank you so much for sharing, I love bows. I hope twenty twelve is everything you wish for and more. I am so glad I found you. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. I look forward to engaging throughout the year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. these are so cute!! i am going to make some of these for new niece who will be here in 3 months! :D thanks for sharing!!

  6. Glad to see you are back! And thank you for your nice compliments on my blog! :D I love this project! I am definitely going to use this one for a girl get together! :D

  7. Just found your blog and wanted to say I have enjoyed it so much. LOVE LOVE those bows and how cute they look in "big" girls hair. Had to show your pics to my 9 year old who offically announced that she was done with bows.

  8. Very cute Ash! You know this would even be cute if you make a couple of them and stick them to a back of a tight tank top (like 3 going down your back or one big one!)

  9. Cute! But I can't bring myself to wear a bow in my hair lol.

  10. I haven't seen a felt bow done like that before...looks super easy! Thanks!!
    jenn from Boutique Hair Bows

  11. Simply adorable!!! I made my own fabric bows too. Join in the giveaway of 2 fabric bow clips on my blog here:


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