Since we have been on a bit of a roll with hair accessories it seems…this is a little project I did about a year and a half ago but had never written up the tutorial. It is so easy and you’ll run one of these up in about 10 or 15 minutes. It is also perfect if you have some small(ish) pieces of fabric lying around!
I love accessories for the girls that are not plastic or brash and although this can be bright and colourful it is a bit retro and quirky without being too over the top!
I used a vintage piece from a stash my mum gave me…I also used it for this headband. I love the colours in it and it adds a splash of pattern to a plain outfit.
Fabric of your choice
Fine malleable wire
// Cut 2 pieces of fabric 13 inches by 4 inches
// Cut a point at each end…I placed the 2 pieces of fabric together and folded them in half (long ways) and then in half (across) so that the ends would be completely symmetrical. You could always draw a template if that would help!
// Pin the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together…I had a little helper who came in at this point and wanted to help!
// Leave a gap of a couple of inches to allow you to turn right side round.
// When the fabric is right side out, press.
// Using the wire cutters, cut the wire 27 inches – double the length of your fabric and then add an inch for twisting together (see below).
// Twist and flatten the wire.
// Push into the fabric and keep as close to the edge as possible.
// Either hand stitch the gap closed using a slip stitch or, using your machine, sew a line of stitching close to the edge.
// Sew about 1cm in from the outer edge. As you sew, keep the wire pushed against the edge of the seam…this keeps the wire around the outside of the fabric and keeps the bow in shape when twisting.
// Now you’re done and you’ll want to sew it in a gazillion different fabrics just like I did!