Years ago Elizabeth and I did, oh, about 7.9 million craft fairs and bazaars and one item that I made 4 trillion of were hair bows…piles and piles of hairbows.
And you would think after making so many of them I would get tired of it….but…no, I’m not. In fact recently I’ve been back on the hair bow making train but this time making them “inspired by” my girls favorite Disney Princesses and Villians. But before we get to that let’s walk through how easy these bows are to make!
Here’s what to do:
#1. Cut two rectangles measuring 5″ by 4″ and two rectangles measuring 4.5″ by 3.5″ along with one piece of ribbon 3 inches long.
#2. Place your two large rectangle pieces on top of each other with wrong sides together and stitch around the perimeter using a quarter inch seam allowance and leaving an inch opening on the bottom center. Repeat this same process with your two smaller rectangles.
#3. Flip the each rectangle set right sides out. Press. (For some simple tips and tricks to create sharp corners check out THIS POST.)
#4. Stack your two triangles with the smallest rectangle on top to form your bow. Fold your bow accordion style and pinch it in the middle.
#5. Wrap your ribbon around the center and stitch the ends together on the backside of your bow. (Note: Sometimes when I’ve been in a hurry I’ve been known to hot glue the ribbon closed as well.)
#6. Slide the top piece of an alligator clip in between the ribbon and the hairbow.
#7. Enjoy! You are all finished
Now as I said earlier I have been on the Disney inspired bow making kick.
Tomorrow I will show all of them to you but for today here is a sneak peak of both the Princess Hairbows…
And the Villians Hairbows…
Tomorrow I will explain which bow was inspired by which character but until then maybe you could guess which bow was inspired by whom!
Super cute! If I changed the alligator clip, do you think this would work for a little boy’s bow tie or would it look like I clipped a hair bow on? Thanks!
Kelli O says
So fun! I could spend too much time here tonight. I think I see a Cruella De Vil (only because we just watched the movie!) and Maleficent bow, as well as Snow White, Merida, Pocahontas, and Cinderella. But plenty that I’m missing!
I totally used to clip these on my soon when he was little and they were super cute!
I love these! Ps the pocahontas one reminds me of Scooby doo!