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How to Make Hair Bows

Add a feminine touch to your favorite little girl’s wardrobe, or your own, with these easily crafted hair bows.


  • Step 1: Fold the ribbon Fold the ribbon into a figure 8, three times. Trim the excess ribbon with scissors, and repeat to make a second bow.
  • TIP: Apply liquid fray check, available in craft stores, to the ends of your ribbon to avoid fraying edges.
  • Step 2: Sew the bows Use your needle and thread to tightly sew the two bows together.
  • TIP: Create a monochromatic bow with matching ribbon or use a different color for the second bow for a complementary effect.
  • Step 3: Add a decorative accent Affix a decorative accent piece to the center of the bow, securing it with hot glue.
  • Step 4: Affix to the clip Spread a layer of hot glue onto the alligator clip. Place the bow onto the clip and hold them tightly together until the glue hardens.
  • Step 5: Fashion a hair band Make another hair bow by applying a layer of glue onto a small area just off center on the headband. Securely affix a bow to the headband. Now go and rock your girly look.
  • FACT: Hello Kitty first appeared with her iconic bow on a Japanese coin purse in 1974.

You Will Need

  • 2 15" lengths of 7/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Decorative accent
  • Hot glue gun
  • Alligator clip
  • Hair band
  • Liquid fray check (optional)

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