Ribbon Hair Bows

Ribbon Hair Bows

A hair bow is a classic! It’s great for everyday look, special occasions, celebrations, etc. Kids can wear it, adults can wear it as well. Hair bow is so easy to style with different outfits, and you won’t spend much time dealing with your hair. It’s perfect for curly hair but it also looks great with straight hair.

Handmade hair bows are so easy to make and yet they can help you improve your styling with personalized accessories. This could also be a nice gift. Here are a couple of ideas to help you use ribbon to create wonderful hair bows.

Double ribbon hair bow

This is a very elegant hair bow, which actually has two separate bows joined into one, hence the name double ribbon hair bow. It can be plain or colorful depending on the type of ribbon you choose. Here’s how to make it:

You’ll need:

  • Two pieces of 11/2 inch ribbon
  • Two pieces of 3/8 inch ribbon
  • A heat sealer or a lighter
  • A glue gun
  • A hair clip

Use the wider ribbon pieces to make two bows. Heat sealer or a lighter can help you seal the ribbon and prevent pieces of fabric tearing down.

Divide the ribbons in half and then join two sides in the middle. Use the glue to join everything.

Now it’s time to narrow down the folded ribbon in the middle. You’ll use glue to do this as well.

You’ll use thinner pieces of ribbon to join the two bows together, and then you’ll attach them to the hair clip.

See the full process of how to make this hair bow.

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Classic hair bow

Here’s a simple way to create an amazing hair bow using ribbon. The bow is made in a couple of simple steps using a single piece of ribbon. Satin ribbon looks especially nice for this particular type of bows. It’s soft so it can be easily folded to get the shape you want. The ribbon in this tutorial is 1.5 inches wide.

You’ll need:

  • 12 inch long ribbon
  • 2 inch long ribbon
  • A thread and a needle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • A heat sealer or a lighter
  • A hair clip

Wrap the ribbon around your hand and pull the endings out. Pull your hand out as you try to keep the shape. Make sure the edges are aligned, so that both sides of the bow look identical.

Use the thread and the needle to sew the running stitch through the middle of the bow.

Pull the thread and tie it all together.

Use small piece of ribbon to cover the stitch. Glue it to the bow.

You’ll need a heat sealer or a lighter to trim the edges of the ribbon and make sure there aren’t any loose bits hanging.

Once the bow is complete, use a little bit of hot glue to attach it to the hair clip. And there you have it, a charming little ribbon hair bow.

Here’s the video that shows how to make the hair bow:

Large elegant boutique bow

This bow looks very beautiful and graceful, which makes it perfect for a stylish outfit. You’ll need a long piece of ribbon, and instead of a classic bow with two loops, this one will have four loops. It might seem a bit complicated to make it, but it’s not. All you need is to pay attention on how to fold the ribbon to get the loops, and the process of making this bow is quite easy.

You’ll need:

  • 1.5 inch x 30 inches piece of ribbon
  • 5/8 inch ribbon
  • Wire
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • A hair clip

Start by folding the ribbon in half and making a crease. You’ll also fold the open end of the ribbon to make another crease. The crease should be around 2 inches from the end of the ribbon. Holding the ribbon this way, you will fold it in half again. These crease will be guidelines for making even loops on the bow.

Fold the end part to the first crease to make the x sign with the creases. That will be the first loop.

Taking the longer part of the ribbon, you’ll go up and put next crease on top of the previous loop. This will make the second loop.

The remaining ribbon should be tucked in below the first loop to create the third loop, and the final loop goes on top of everything.

Fold the center in half, and then fold it on both sides. Use the wire to wrap it around and tighten everything. Cut the extra wire with pliers.

Tie the narrow piece of ribbon into a knot and then fix it to the center of the bow over the wire. Attach it with hot glue, and then use the hot glue to add the hair clip.

Check out the video and see the process of making this hair bow:

As you can see, little piece of ribbon is a magic ingredient to creating stylish, elegant hair bows. We hope you were able to recreate these types of bows and that you had fun while making them.


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