All You Need To Know About Fabric Hair Bows

If you have been wondering how to make hair bows, you have come to the right place. Fabric hair bows are a type of hair accessory that is made from fabric, yarn, and ribbon. They can be worn as a headband or a bow. They are often used for special occasions such as weddings or formal events.

What material is used to make fabric hair bows?

A fabric hair bow can be made from any stretchable material, which includes the following:

  • Silk
  • Cotton
  • Polyester
  • Nylon

What supplies do you need for fabric hair bows?

A fabric hair bow is a simple yet elegant way to dress up your hair. It’s also a great way to accessorize without having to buy too many accessories.

It’s important that you have the right supplies on hand before you start crafting your bows. Below is a list of what you will need to make fabric bows:

  • Scissors
  • Ribbon or string
  • Glue stick or hot glue gun
  • Pins

Fabric Scraps

Quilting fabric or crisp cotton are the two things that make the most attractive fabric bows because it provides shape and beauty to the bow. However, it is suggested to add some fusible interfacing if you are using soft or thin fabric like polyester or silk. 

Sewing supplies

A strong thread and sewing needles are two essential supplies in making bows. The two things recommended by me includes polyester strengthened thread or upholstery thread. 

What are the steps required in the fabric hair bows process?

The process of making fabric hair bows starts with sketching out your design. You can use a pencil or pen, but it is best to use a marker that won’t bleed through the fabric. Next, you need to cut out the pattern and trace it onto the fabric. Finally, cut out your pieces and sew them together with thread that matches your design.

How to make the fabric hair bows?

I want to share with you a simple and easy tutorial on how to make fabric hair bows.

This tutorial is for beginners. You will need some basic sewing skills and knowledge of cutting fabric. I hope you enjoy the video and if you do, please share it with your friends!

Cut the pieces

To begin, start by cutting the main piece of the bow 9 inches x 5 inches or 23cm x 13cm, and the stripping requirement for the centre is 2.5cm by 7.5cm or 1inch by 3inches. This is the requirement for making a 4inch bow. 

Stitch the bow

With the right sides together, fold the bow piece half lengthwise and stitch down the long edge with a 1cm stitching allowance. 


 Fold your bow piece in half, and by pressing the ridge, mark the centre. With the stitching facing up, put the bow piece on your table. Tuck all the ends into the centre, overlaying them by 12mm. 

Hand Stitch centre

Put a long piece of double thread in the needle and start making a stitch up on the centre. It will look like an up and down stitch. Gathering the centre pull the line tightly. Using your fingers, fold this nicely and before knotting off, make sure to wrap the thread around the centre a few times. 

Create the centre piece

With the opposite sides facing up, place your bow on the centre strip. Enfolding your centre piece around the low stitch at both ends at the back of the bow, you will require to cut the centre piece a little shorter. 

In conclusion of how to make a bow

I hope this article helps you learn how to make Fabric hair bows and supplies and materials used in the bow making process. Indubitably, it is an excellent choice if you want to use up your scrap fabrics. However, it is suggested not to waste any of the fabric pieces as they are plenty of sewing things that you can make out of it.