I've seen these adorable felt bows all over the net and in little boutiques. I've been meaning to try them out for awhile. My friend, Nicole, had a little girl and I made her an outfit....and I think it's important she understand my bow expectations....so.....it seemed like a good time to get started. ;o)
I bought some thin elastic. You could add these to a bobby pin or clip, but....this was my prerogative. Here is the measurement chart I used. I then cut the two pieces (show above) out of felt. Here is a free pattern I put together to make these. The top one is the 'loops' of the bow, the bottom is the base.
I added a glue dot to the middle of the base and placed the top on the glue dot.
I then added more glue to the middle and folded in each side to form the bow's loops.
I added MORE hot glue to the middle and pulled the little strip over the bow.
I flipped it over on the back, where I glued the elastic, and I put MORE glue over the elastic and continued to pull the strip over to cover the elastic.
I trimmed off the excess.
I then used my fingers to press in the loops and make them fluffier.
I paired it with this little onsie I made with my embroidery machine. I bought a machine last summer and I haven't posted about it yet b/c it's sort of taken on a life of it's own. It may needs it own blog....
Right now I'm just making gifts for friends, but I may try my hand at a few things for sale-emphasis on a few. Stay tuned. In the meantime...a girly outfit for a little girl in Houston.