Monday, February 06, 2012

Mia's Hair bows

Today I decided to make a little video to show you how I make Mia's hair bows. After spending hours searching the internet I have come up with my own template and easy way to make these bows and I wanted all of you to be in the know too.  Here is one I made today, in about 10 minutes - sooooo easy.  The only tricky part is when you pinch the ribbon together just before you wrap it with thread.
Play with it a few times, you will have no problem making them.
E-mail me if you have any questions.

***For those of you that are concerned about your daughter pulling her hair bows out, make sure you place the clip at the very bottom of the pigtail-right on the scalp not up in the actual pigtail.  With this type of Alligator clip it has to be a pretty determined pull to get it out of the hair.

Since everyone has been asking how I get Mia's piggies to be so is my secret:
The clip is placed just below the  pony band, stick through SOME of  the hair at the base of the pony.  I stack the hairbands (not wrapping the band over itself but next to it) so her hair will stand out like a "sprout" otherwise it will flop.
I know soon it will be time to cut her hair but for now we are having fun with these "ponies" as she calls them.
Finished bows


Christine said...

Great tutorial but I am afraid if I start I will be making hair bows to match every outfit. I can see myself every night making bows for hours at the kitchen table! A girl can get carried away you know but then again is there ever a thing as to many hair bows? Good job Mama!I might just give it a try!

Laurie said...

Hands-down the best tutorial I've seen! I love the style of your bows too. You certainly have the crafting gene!

A template should be the answer to my lopsided problem. I'm so glad you made this video.

PS Love the watch :)

Cora said...

Cute I will have to try this. Although I still have trouble with them being ripped out.

Jonni said...

This is the bomb girlfriend! Thanks for sharing it and I had no idea you made the bows you sent the girls. They are AMAZING! Thank you so much. :)