Easy No-Sew Hairbow

Easy No-Sew Hairbow

by Dana
(Hsinchu, Taiwan)

The holiday bow and the t-shirt bow

The holiday bow and the t-shirt bow

Long strip of fabric for body of the bow.
Matching/contrasting strip of fabric for the middle.
Hot glue

Optional Materials:

Needle and thread
Hair clips/headband

1. Take a long strip of fabric, about two and a half times as long as you want your finished hair bow to be. This will be “Fabric A”

2. Fold Fabric A into thirds. The overlap should not be that much, however. Pull gently on both of the "loops" of the hair bow so that the overlap shortens slightly.

3. Glue the overlap together so that the long strip of fabric becomes a big circular loop. It is your choice if you want to use hot glue or not, but hot glue generally makes for a sturdier hair bow.

4. Prepare another strip of fabric, (Fabric B) with the width that you want your middle to be. The length should be roughly enough to wrap around the middle of the bow.

5. Positioning the overlap of both strips of fabric at the back of the bow, hot glue fabric B in place.

6. This step is optional. You may choose to attach various embellishments, such as buttons or plastic gems, to your bow. If so, attach them to the center of the bow. Also, you can attach your bow to a hair clip, headband, purse, backpack, etc. The sky is the limit!


a) Use a shiny satin ribbon as Fabric B for a fancy look.

b) Use felt for both pieces of fabric to create a sturdy bow. In the picture I made a felt “Holiday Bow”

c) Got any old T-shirts? Make a beautiful bow from the bottom hem. My grey “t-shirt bow” is made from an old t-shirt hem and a piece of blue scrap felt.

Happy Crafting!

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Jan 28, 2013
Love it!
by: Anonymous

This is great! I've always wanted to learn how to make a hairbow.

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