Do you just love sailor bows as much as I do? Well then I’ve got the pattern for you. I made mine for my little girls for Valentine’s Day, but they could be made with any fabric and worn all year long.
First, grab some cute fabric, a glue gun, and a hair clip or headband. And don’t forget to print off my pattern. Now you are ready to get started.
First, cut our your pattern pieces. (Links to the free patterns at the bottom of the tutorial.) Then you will use those to cut out your fabric in the following shapes.
Then take your big rectangle and your polygon and fold them in half so the right sides of the fabric are facing each other. Next, sew across the top of the rectangle. For the polygon, sew up the sides and start sewing across the top, but make sure to leave a little opening or gap in the middle. You will need to do this so you will be able to turn it right side out.
Next, turn both pieces right side out.
Take your rectangle and fold it in thirds
Then take your little rectangle and fold it in thirds.
Then pinch your big rectangle and polygon between your two fingers.
Then wrap your little rectangle around the middle of your bow. Use hot glue to secure it in place. Obviously, you will have a little extra of your little rectangle that you will need to cut off. The reason that I made the little rectangle bigger than it needed to be was because I wanted some space between me and the glue gun. It’s just a little extra protection from burning your fingers.
Then finally you will glue your bow to a clip or a headband.
Now you have the cutest bows to wear for valentines day or any day!
Since I’ve got two girls, I made the pattern in two sizes. One for an older girl and one for a baby.
(Also, trying to take a non-blurry photo of a 12 month old that is constantly on the move is nearly impossible!)
Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to follow me on Instagram: olive_and_blush if you would like to check out some of my other sewing adventures. Below are links to a few of the projects that I have done for Sarah’s blog in the past: