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 ^_^

The result…

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What you need:

  • Floaty fabric, I’m using gauze but you could also use chiffon or something similar
  • Tulle for the middle bit
  • Needle and thread

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Cut out a really big rectangle. It needs to be twice as wide as you want the tail bits to end up.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Fold it in half side ways.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Start cutting diagonally up from the outside bottom corner.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Keep cutting diagonally until you get 2/3rds of the way then cut straight upwards. It should look like this…

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Unfolded:

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Take the pieces that you just cut out and lay them overlapping like this:

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Then add the big piece over the top…

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Starting from the top, use your fingers to fold the fabric back and forth over and over so it bunches together.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

You can see it starting to come together now…

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

It’s completely optional but I decided to add a rectangle of pretty tulle to the middle as an extra point of interest.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Cut another small rectangle of the main fabric to act as the middle tie.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Wrap it around the bunched middle of everything tightly.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Stitch in place!

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

To give it that extra soft feel, run your hands over the edges of the fabric to make it fray.

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

And done!

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

Very little sewing required and still pretty ^_^ I think the raw edges really give an extra point of interest on this one!

Floaty Deconstructed Hair Bow Tutorial

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.

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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 >_<