I always swore I’d never put a bow in Edie but I might be starting to warm up to the idea, especially if it’s really small, simple, high quality fabric. Surprisingly, I’ve had a hard time finding those. So I decided to try and make my own! It was super simple, especially if you use bias tape. No sewing involved and under 2 minutes to make.
Keep reading to see how to make them…
Supplies: 1/2 inch bias tape (I bought mine from this etsy shop, SoBiased), small pins or clear elastic bands, scissors, rule, glue gun
Step 1: Cut 10 inches of the bias tape and fold in half
Step 2: Pinch about half way down the right side and bring up to a loop
Step 3: Wrap the left half around and push through like you’re tying a shoe
Step 4: Pull and tighten
Step 5: Snip edges
Step 6: Use the glue gun to add a dab inside the bias tape and the use a pencil to let it squeeze out a bit on the edge to prevent fraying
Secure a small bobby pin by sliding one end into the bow knot
OR if your baby has really fine hair…
Add a small elastic band before you start making your bow, right in the center so it becomes part of the know. This is what I ended up doing for Edie because her hair is so fine.
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers.