Tutorial | Fabric Hair Bow Barrette

Pinterest might just be one of my favorite things, so when the theme this week over on the Thermoweb Blog was Pinterest Inspired Projects, I was pretty thrilled. Just like most people, I love spending time scrolling through Pinterest (follow me here!). There are just so many beautiful images and tons of inspiration and 10 minutes can quickly turn into an hour. So, after seeing beautiful images like this one and this one, I was inspired to make a fabric hair bow barrette for myself.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Want to make one too? Let’s get started!

Materials

Instructions

One: Cut a 10 inch by 5 inch rectangle and a 5 inch by 2 inch rectangle from the fabric and fusible interfacing. Iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric rectangles.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Two: Take the larger rectangle and fold it in half, right sides together, along the 10 inch side (hot dog style). Pin and sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance .

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Three: Press the seam open.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Four: Turn the fabric right side out.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Five: Fold the ends in towards the center and pin.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Six: Sew a straight line in the middle through all three layers, backstitching at the beginning and end.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Seven: Pinch the rectangle in the center and apply some glue in the folds.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Eight: Use a clip to hold the fabric together while the glue dries.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Nine: Take the smaller rectangle and fold it in half, wrong sides together, along the 5 inch side (hot dog style). Pin and sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance .

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Ten: Press the seam open.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Eleven: Wrap the smaller rectangle around the bow and pin. Sew as close to the bow as possible. A zipper foot will help with this.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Twelve: Trim the seam allowance.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Thirteen: Glue the bow to the barrette with craft glue and let it dry.

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Fabric Hair Bow Sewing Tutorial by Sewbon.com

Shirt: JCrew // Hair Bow: Handmade // Nail Polish: Essie in Watermelon

Photo Credit | Laura Murray Photography