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Ribbon Mash Up! Make a Cute Hair Bow.

Ribbon Mash Up!  Make a Cute Hair Bow.

A little ribbon mash up to create the perfect custom ribbon and FABULOUS accessory. Grosgrain and mini pom-poms are a match made in heaven. A few quick stitches and a little elastic and you will have the cutest dang hair accessory you ever did see.

Ribbon Mash Up!  Make a Cute Hair Bow.

  • Sew pompom trim to edge of grosgrain using a zipper foot will allow you to get nice and close to the trim.

Ribbon Mash Up!  Make a Cute Hair Bow.

  • Cut ribbon into 3 pieces: Bow (10-inches), tails (6-inches) and center (3-inches). Fold ends around to meet in back of bow and hand sew a basting stitch down the center. Pull thread to gather then wrap thread around to secure and tie off thread.

Ribbon Mash Up!  Make a Cute Hair Bow.

  • Center gathered bow over tails and elastic strip then wrap center piece around center of bundle. Fold raw edge under and stitch in place.
  • Sew open ends of elastic together at desired size. Rotate sewn edge up under bow center to cover.

Ribbon Mash Up!  Make a Cute Hair Bow.

  • Seal raw edges of ribbon with fray check or a flame/heat.

 What May Arts ribbons would you mash up?

By Jennifer Davey



Other Supplies Used:

  • Sewing machine (with a zipper foot)
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread


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  1. TracyM #6773

    THANK YOU for the inspiration & tutorial Jennifer – it is a fun combo, the colours are bold & beautiful and your black stitching adds a pretty contrast too!!!

    1. Jennifer Davey

      Thanks so much!


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