The cleaning out of the craft stash continues and therefore the making of the large amount of hair things continues! On today’s menu is a floaty, drapy slightly deconstructed hair bow. In my head I’m imagining it being worn by and adorable match stick girl or in more earthy tones in a mori coordination ^_^
What you need:
Cut out a really big rectangle. It needs to be twice as wide as you want the tail bits to end up.
Fold it in half side ways.
Start cutting diagonally up from the outside bottom corner.
Keep cutting diagonally until you get 2/3rds of the way then cut straight upwards. It should look like this…
Take the pieces that you just cut out and lay them overlapping like this:
Then add the big piece over the top…
Starting from the top, use your fingers to fold the fabric back and forth over and over so it bunches together.
You can see it starting to come together now…
It’s completely optional but I decided to add a rectangle of pretty tulle to the middle as an extra point of interest.
Cut another small rectangle of the main fabric to act as the middle tie.
Wrap it around the bunched middle of everything tightly.
Stitch in place!
To give it that extra soft feel, run your hands over the edges of the fabric to make it fray.
Very little sewing required and still pretty ^_^ I think the raw edges really give an extra point of interest on this one!
Of course if you’re not into the gigantic bows like me you could always make one much smaller ^_^ I like my bows gigantic though. If you preferred a more finished look you could also add rolled hems to the edges. Personally I wanted this one to be huge, frayed and floaty.
Hope all of you have had better weeks than me, James computer exploded this morning with a huge pop and flash. Clearly this is not my week for technology >_<