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DIY Hair Bows! Perfect for Summer

Finding the right hair accessories doesn’t have to be a chore. Creating a DIY hair bow is a great way to use up scrap fabric and turn it into something that every little girl will find appealing!

Whether it’s used to hold curtains together or the ideal accessory to match a summer dress, DIY bows don’t take long to create and offer up great results.

 While a sewing machine makes the project go even faster, a DIY hair bow can just as easily be finished by hand. Generally, a hand-sewn approach is preferable for those looking to get their little ones involved in the crafting fun.

What You’ll Need to Make This DIY Hair Bow

You’re likely eager to get sewing, but before you do, grabbing the tools and materials you’ll need to create a cute DIY bow is a good idea. Be sure to gather:

  • Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Elastic ties
  • Scissors

If you’ve selected your supplies, you’re ready to begin.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Cut your fabric into two rectangles. The main piece should measure 8-inches by 6-inches while the centerpiece should measure 3-inches by 1.75-inches.
  2. Fold the main piece of fabric lengthwise, so the right sides are aligned.
  3. Using a quarter-inch seam allowance, stitch the ends together.
  4. Turn the fabric right side out and press once the seam is centered.
  5. Fold the outer ends in toward the center, so they overlap slightly before stitching them in place.
  6. Pinch the fabric in the very center to create a bow shape with accordion edges.
  7. Wrap a piece of thread a few times around the center, then knot it in place.
  8. Take the centerpiece of fabric you cut earlier and fold the long edges towards the middle. Press the edges flat on both sides.
  9. Place an elastic tie on top of the thread that’s cinching the bow together.
  10. Wrap the small piece of fabric around the center pleats of the bow and the elastic tie before stitching it in place.

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This DIY hair bow promises to be a fun project that results in some seriously colorful accessories that are just right for summer. Mix and match bow sizes by adjusting the fabric dimensions to create a look you love. 

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