Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tutorial: Felt Bows

These are of course, horrendously easy!

1. Cut yourself a little rectangle and a smaller strip out of felt. I used: rectangle - 5.5 cm by 3.5 cm and strip 3.5 cm by 1 cm
2. Use a running stitch up the centre of the rectangle to ruche it up by pulling the thread tight once stitched. I used a double row of stitches to add strength.

3. Take the little strip of felt and wrap it around the ruched rectangle, stitching it to itself at the back of the bow. Make sure this is relatively tight also.
4. Sew or glue your kirby grips on - i sewed at three points so that my stitches wouldn't come off the hair slides.
5. Wear with pride!


  1. Cute, I might make some for my little girl :)

  2. oooh these are very cute!!

    I've made them this way with ribbon but not felt. I'm going to have a go later.

    Thank you for posting this... Anna x

  3. I love these so much that I posted about them here http://sewingbusiness.com/2010/02/23/sew-simple-felt-hair-bows.aspx Thank you!

  4. These are so great... I made them while sitting in front of the PC. so easy and cute- cant wait to wear mine!

  5. AMAZING! Cute, sweet EASY! :) Thank you so much for posting this. In August I'm going to have a baby girl and I'm excited to make her things with felt bows. :)

  6. Sooooo lovely and even better...easy. Love them.

  7. What a super adorable project! For sure my little girl would love those!

  8. so cute :)
    please visit http://www.flanelita-felt.blogspot.com/

  9. I made 2 yesterday and I'm happy with the result
    I posted it on my blog with a link to yours

    do you have more tutorials for hair accesoires??

  10. I just made one of these - my only comment is that I would have thought that the bobby pin is better for me if sewn up the other way - i.e. with the flat side down - what do you think? maybe we use them differently here... ;)

    Thanks so much for posting this tutorial, I need easy step by step guides like this. Please post more!

  11. Just wanted to saw thanks for the awesome tutorial. Check out the bow I made for a puppet we are using here at my library.

    Thanks again.

  12. omg i luv this!!! i made a bunch for my daughter!

  13. I once made lotsa lovely bows like this, combined with batik fabric :) colorful, and bows never fail in making me smile.


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