So H!P are all about the massive hair bows of doom right now…. I know for sure that Koha has become a certain victim of this.
Anyways, I’ve become fairly partial to big hair bows too.
I love to wear them when i’m out about about, they’re big and showy but still cute and girly.
as i type this i’m wearing my white one i made the other day.
Big bows have become Nono’s trade mark and i’m here today to post a small tutorial about how to make them.
i always wear mine to the side, so that’s how i’ll be making them in this tutorial!
ok so these are the things you’ll need:
Fabric of your chosen colour or pattern cut into a rectangle on the fold (if it’s patterned, make sure it’s folded right-side to right-side), wadding (found in most fabric shops. it’s used for quilting but i use it for all sorts of stuff!), scissors, pins and a hair band. you’ll also need a sewing machine (or needle and thread) and a hot glue gun (or other glue if you have the patience)
finish cutting the rectangle to the size you want.
open it up and then fold the longest edges into the centre crease where the fold was. pin
sew down the sides and then snip off the corners. be careful not to cut the thread or you’ll have to sew it again.
turn it inside out and cut a piece of wadding to the same size. then place it inside making sure it’s not twisted or flat.
5: sew or glue the back closed and cut a long rectangle of fabric. fold the rectagle in half and then half again lengthways making sure that the tatty edge is in the centre or at least can’t be seen.
bunch up the squishy rectangle in the middle and wrap the long thin one around it once so the ends will be at the back. i almost always have too much of it so glue it in place and snip it off. then glue it to the bow at the back so it stays.
play with the bow till it looks right then put the headband on. place the bow onto it and play with it until you like the way it looks. on me, bigger bows look better further over on the side where as smaller bows look better further towards the top of my head.
8:hold the bow to the headband and take it off. glue the first corner to the band. make sure you don’t use too much or it’ll catch in your hair! ow!
9: then with small blobs, glue the rest of the bow to the bad. i always glue mine just slightly in front of the band so you can’t see it.
i like to make mine stand up but you can make them lie flat for a most subtle looks or even put them horizontally and add “tails2 or beads that hang down.
it’s all up to you! ^^
apologies for the horrendous washed out hair colour!!!