Today I have a felt bow template and tutorial to make an oversized headband like you’ve seen in the photos of the Florence dress and Colorblock dress. You can attach the felt bow to any headband or hairclip for a statement hair piece that your little girl will love.
FELT BOW TEMPLATE AND TUTORIAL
Sizes Included for the Felt Bow Template
Included in this pattern is a 5 ½ inch (14cm) long bow. You can use a photocopier to enlarge or reduce the pattern pieces to get an endless array of sizes.
Make your bows from washable felt. You can purchase felt squares from your local haberdashery or craft shop which are inexpensive and easy to use.
Printing and Assembling Pattern Pieces
When printing your pattern pieces, make sure that your printers “page scaling” is set to “none” and “auto center and rotate” is checked. Tape the edges of the 2 boxes together cutting off the excess. Click on the image below and a PDF will open up for you to print.
Fold the large bow along the marked fold lines and stitch the center ends in place as shown. You can do this with either your machine or with hand stitches. Repeat for the small bow. With RIGHT sides up, place the small bow on top of the large bow.
Thread a needle with a long piece of strong cotton. From underneath put your needle through the bows about 1/4 inch (6mm) in.
Pinch in the middle of the bow with your fingers arranging the folds evenly. Using the thread, wind it several times around the middle. Knot the thread on the back. You now have a bow with the thread still securely attached. Do not cut the thread.
Place the bow middle on your table and put the bow on top of it with the RIGHT side facing down. Wrap the bow middle tightly around the gathered center of the bow. Stitch the ends together at the back. Do not cut the thread when you have finished. (If you used a thin felt you might need to cut the bow middle a little shorter to make it tight.)
Use the thread to sew the back of the bow to a hair clip or headband.
Congratulations you are all finished! Team your hairbow with your favorite dress and you are all ready to go!