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Joanna’s Workshop – Hair Bows

My next DIY project was also for little M. She’s a total girlie girl – loves playing dress up in her mom’s scarves and shoes. She’s also quite the fashion diva and is always dressed to the nines (thanks to her stylish mom), so I thought it would be fun to give her a collection of hair bows to complete her signature cutie pie look. She still enjoys pulling hair ties and ribbons out of her hair more than wearing them, but here’s to hoping she decides their worth keeping in her hair for more than 5 minutes :)

This project was another Pinterest find (can’t say enough good things about this site!). You can find the “how to” here!

The instructions say that the bows are too tiny to use a sewing machine. I wholeheartedly disagree. I did 95% of these bows by hand. It took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I decided to give it a shot with the sewing machine and it was a million times better! I did, however, only use the sewing machine for the first two seams and saved the final side and loop in the middle to do by hand. Still, doing the first two steps on the sewing machine made the whole process go a million times faster!

Another thing to note: I did not secure the back of the cinching loop to the bow itself. I wanted to leave it open so that the metal clip could be taken out. That way, I didn’t have to buy tons of the clips themselves – they can just be interchanged between the different bows. It also gives you the option to slide the bow onto a headband! Clever, right?! :)

Here’s the finished collection…

I had a great time with this project as well. It was fun to pick out cute color combinations and experiment with felt and ribbon. I might even have to make myself a few bows with my leftover scraps – which, by the way, are the same scraps as I used for Hoots the owl! Those fat quarters have definitely served me well!

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