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Gift presents for a little girl: Simple Bow Non-Slip Clippies Tutorial

Making flower, Sewing  |  September 20th 2011  |  0 Comment


Today I’d like to show you how to make some fun fabric hair bows using alligator clips and felt.  I loved the felt snap clips, but my baby hated having them snap on her head.  This is my solution.
Gather your materials.

  • 2.5″ Fabric scraps about 10″ long.
  • Coordinating felt scraps about 4″ by 3″ long.
  • Matching thread
  • Double prong alligator clips, like what you can find at Sally Beauty Supply
  • Glue Gun
  • Cutting tools (I prefer my rotary cutter and ruler, but scissors are fine.)
  • Sewing machine and hand needle
  • Seam ripper…one of my favorite tools!

Let’s get started!

Step One, Prepare your fabric strip.
First, sew your 2.5″ fabric strip into a tube by folding it in half long-ways, right sides together. Use a 1//4″ seam.
Turn your tube right side out using a safety pin as a guide.

 Step 2, Prepare your felt pieces.

Step Three,  Cut your fabric to length.

Step Four, Sew the bow to the felt.
Center the felt on the right side of the fabric.

Be sure to trim all your threads as you go.

Step 5.  Hand sew the small felt piece to the bow.

Use your nicest, smallest straight stitch to sew the smaller piece of felt to the one already attached to the bow. If you’d like, you could also use a blanket stitch.

Step 6, Insert the alligator clip.

Pull out your glue gun.

Step 7, Secure the bow center.

I hope you enjoy making these hair bows.