22 Feb 2013

Floppy Bow Headband

{a simple craft project}

I’ve made a few headbands for my daughter as they are quite quick and easy to make and always much nicer or lets say different than those you can get in the shops. And if you ask my girl she’ll tell you than one can never have too many headbands.

So today I decided to make her a floppy bow headband and it just happened that I had a golden plastic headband that I had just purchased on the sale from Accessories and some golden fabric which I got in preparation for future princess dress sewing.

The project is very easy and it took less than 30 minutes, including waiting for my glue gun to warm up. So if you are a new to sewing or crafting this is an ideal way to start – make something quick and easy that you or your child can wear.

Below is a photo tutorial which is more or less self explanatory but here is a little summary:

You will need:
A headband
Matching Fabric
Glue Gun

Cut two pieces from your fabric. You can decide how big (or small) you want you bow to be. In this case big is good!

Turn your bow piece back to front and fold it in half and stitch each side leaving a 2cm gap in the middle. Use the chop stick (or something similar) to turn the bow to the front.

Sew your small piece together. It will be used to make the middle part of your bow.

Next set your sewing machine stitch length to 5 and sew a line through the bow piece so you can gather it.

Use your hot glue gun to attach the bow to the head band. Use the smaller piece to finish of your bow by also gluing it to the headband.

Very easy!

My little girl said that this was now here favourite headband…but she says that every time.

 Have a crafty weekend!

Irina xx


  1. Pretty headband- pretty daughter.

  2. wow, ein wunderschönes Foto, lg Anja

  3. So, so cute, Irina and it looks easy to make. I still haven't used my hot glue gun.

  4. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY hair bows! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-hair-bows/

    Have a great day!

  5. great bow and beautiful daughter. Maybe if you could next time, give the measurements of the material and step by step to help those who have no idea how to. Thanks Great Job!


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