It is back to school and unruly hair needs to be tamed into something respectable. Make some of these pretty DIY hair ties to match your little girl’s favorite outfits. They are perfect for using up small scrap fabrics and can attach to any kind of elastics.
DIY Hair Ties: Supplies
- Elastic hair bands. You can use any kind or color. I like the snagless ones without the metal piece as they don’t catch in my daughter’s hair.
- Scraps of fabric. Cotton quilting fabric works the best. Choose fabrics with small prints.
- Your downloadable bow template. Make sure the test square measures 2×2 inches for accurate sizing.
DIY Hair Ties: The Video
Watch this couple of minute video on making the DIY hair ties. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more weekly sewing and crafting videos.
DIY Hair Ties: Instructions
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of fabric from the template. The template is fairly small so try and cut and sew fairly accurately. It looks nice if you use a different color fabric for the front and back.
Step 2: Put the front and back with right sides together and stitch around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 2 inch (5cm) gap on one side in the middle as shown.
Step 3: Clip the curves and the ends. I like to use pinking shears to reduce bulk. Just make sure to leave the gap untrimmed
Step 4: Turn the bow to the right side and give it a good press. It is fairly small so you will probably need a chopstick or other blunt instrument to help turn it and poke out the corners.
Step 5: Make sure the seam allowance at the gap is pressed neatly to the inside. Topstitch around the edge and this will close the gap.
Step 6: Now grab your hair and tie the bow around it. You just need a single knot. A double knot is too much and will make the bow too small. You can tie it so both sides of the bow are the same color or twist one side around to the contrast color on the back. It is a little fiddly so just take your time and get the look you would like.