Here is another super quick craft which can be done during an episode of something on tv 😀 These haven’t quite made it to Aus yet but when traveling I’ve seen how popular they are in Asia. Basically it’s a shape (usually a bow or something equally cute) with velcro on the back to hold your fringe out of the way while you do your make up/remove it. I think the idea is that it doesn’t kink/shape the hair like holding with a pin would.

I chose to make mine in the shape of Hello Kitty’s bow because… well I couldn’t think of any other shapes and I’m running out of other felt colours haha!

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Photos are iphone quality unfortunately because this was a midnight craft idea!

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What you need:

  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Velcro strips

Velcro Bow Tutorial

First cut out the main shape of the bow in black felt. I didn’t have any large pieces yet so I did it in sections and stitched them together. It’s a fairly easy shape but if anyone wants it let me know and I’ll put up a pattern.

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Separate the two sides of your velcro. The side you want to use it the scratchy one not the soft one. The soft one won’t grab on to your hair.

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Cut enough so you can cover as much of the bow as possible, I needed two strips.

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Stitch it in place and cut off the extra.

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Now it’s time to add in the main colour of the bow. Cut out the red pieces of felt like below. They need to be a couple of mm smaller than the black so it appears as if there’s a border.

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Stitch it together and you’re finished 😀

Velcro Bow Tutorial

Useful, cute and distracting from how sleep deprived you look first thing in the morning ;D Now that’s the trifecta!

Velcro Bow Tutorial