Hair bows and clips are currently the hottest trend, but purchasing these accessories is extremely costly. So, why spend the money when you can create your own hair bows with my free hair bow patterns?
Before you begin you will need some supplies:
- -alligator clip of your choice
- -3/8" grosgrain ribbon
- -7/8" grosgrain ribbon
- - hot glue gun with glue sticks
- -needle and thread
I received feedback that its hard to find alligator clips and ribbon without buying in bulk. Therefore, I sell kits for $5 + shipping with 5 alligator clips, and 5 pre-cut ribbons both 3/8" and 7/8" in different patterns You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase a kit. To select the ribbon you would like, just browse the www.simplycouture.etsy.com website. I have the ribbon for nearly every bow on the site. Please just reference the ribbon you would like included in the email. For your protection I will set up an special order in my Etsy store and you can purchase your kit with no worries.
Step 1: Lining the Clip
Measure out 4 inches of your 3/8" ribbon. Press the ends of the clip together and insert the ribbon between the prongs right to the back. Close the clip.
Step 2: Attach the Ribbon to the Clip
Next apply hot glue to the top of the alligator clip, and attach the ribbon.
Step 3: Finish Lining the Clip
Proceed to place the glue all along the clip, one section at a time, and placing ribbon as you go. When you get to the bottom of the outside of the clip open the clip once again and glue the remainder of the ribbon inside the clip so that the entire alligator clip is now completely lined.
Step 6: Thread the Folded Ribbon
Use clips to ensure ribbon stays in place. Thread your needle and sew all pieces together.
Step 8: Form the Knot
Take another piece of 3/8" ribbon and form knot. Attach knot to top of bow.