Hair Bow DIY Tutorial

Updated on Jul 19, 2009
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JUKILOVE 's Thoughts:

Sometimes I like to tie a ribbon on to a barrett to clip onto my hair. But the bow usually unravels and just looks messy after some time.
So here is a tutorial on how to make as many hair bows as you like, using only one barrett i.e the bows are interchangeable on the barrett.

1. You will need ~61 cm/ 24 inches of a wide ribbon called ‘blanket binding’ (available at fabric stores. Go ahead and buy as many colours as you like.), thread (colour to match the blanket binding), a needle, small hair ties (one per bow, matching the colour to the bow), one barrett.

2. Sew the unfinished edges (the width) of the blanket bindings.

3. Iron the strips of blanket binding.

4. Tie the blanket binding into a bow; from the center, make loops from either sides and tie them into a knot. Now is the time you want to fidget with the bow to shape to your liking.

5. Slip the hair tie through the knot at the back of the bow. If you’re using hair ties with a metal bit, hide it in the knot.

6. Sew the hair tie in place. Try not to stick the needle through the elastic because that will cause it to break.

7. Slip the two ends of the hair tie over the open barrett.

8. Clip bow into your hair.

I love this because I’m using just one barrett but I can change the bows to my liking. I figure it’ll also make a great gift; a set of a variety of bows and a barrett. AND it’s really cheap since blanket binding is a few bucks per meter.
If you’re pro you can finish the edges or strips of fabric instead of using blanket binding, then you’ll be able to chose different patterns too.
I hope I didn’t word anything confusingly. =]

Comments (17)

chocolatepuddin
chocolatepuddin on August 30
great tutorial!!
angelsanddemons96
angelsanddemons96 on August 21
i love ribbons!i love it!:)
Pardeese
Pardeese on August 19
Awesome, thank's for the advice! Great solution.
BeccaAnneDixon
BeccaAnneDixon on August 11
This is cute!
Katarzyna
Katarzyna on August 08
i have a simila one
xovicks
xovicks on August 07
Super cute.
shockmary
shockmary on July 31
yes! my aunt was teaching me, so fun
poppinlev
poppinlev on July 24
aaa..i love ribbon ! =D
edgey
edgey on July 22
Woaaah, awesome! Thanks so much for the tuto! I was looking for stuff to put in my hair. I'm trying this out asap!
Naya1245
Naya1245 on July 21
aww I love it !!! :)
UnoCosa
UnoCosa on July 20
you looks like a fairy in this picture - and boy, all those bows!!! make me want to put one as well... xoxo
bernle
bernle on July 20
wow very cool!
anonymours
anonymours on July 20
adorable! is your hair yellow [dyed]?
JUKILOVE
JUKILOVE on July 20
Bleached actually. =]
couturedoll
couturedoll on July 20
Adorableeee! :)
slanelle
slanelle on July 20
it looks terrific!
pinklady_apple
pinklady_apple on July 20
Cute! And interessting to make it on your own.. may I try also!
jeroy
jeroy on July 20
cool head bow :)
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