There are twelve step programs for people like....I heart making bows....I think mostly b/c you can make these for mere pennies. Seriously. The above bows I made using only scraps for a friend of mine that just had a baby girl. Some of these styles I've done before...but there are a few new ones I tried out....
This one reminds me of a yoyo. She wanted a bright blue bow and I had this fabric left over from a project where I decided on a darker blue at the last minute....I could make about 30 more of these with that fabric....whoops.
Super simple. I cut a strip about 20 inches by 1 1/2 inches.
I stitched loosely up the length of the fabric fabric, folding it together.
I then started pulling the fabric and wrapping it around it circles until I had what I wanted. I sewed all of those layers together and added a button to the middle, then add some elastic.
This next flower I used another strip about the same size, but just rolled it around and around. Here is a tutorial. I glued it all down to a piece of fabric, attached felt leaves and elastic and then added one more piece of fabric with hot glue to cover that all up.
I made this little felt flower. Here is that super simple tutorial. Made from scraps from a felt road I made for my nephew.
For this bottom flower (my favorite), I used this felt flower tutorial. I used scraps from a project I had leftover white fabric. When I make these with felt, I cut six circles and fold them into fourths, but since fabric is so much lighter, I used 8 and overlapped the second set where the creases were. Then I added two pearls and a crystal bead.
I hot glued the elastic, then covered my mess with a little circle of fabric.