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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Small Scalloped Fabric Bows – My Tutorial

In this tutorial I am making two small scalloped fabric bows. These are the perfect size for a small child (only using one bow) or a larger child who wears pig tails or some other style that you would need two bows. If you only need to make one of these then you will only need the materials to make one. 

Here is what they look like when they are complete.



  1. Big Shot (do not need this you can cut the circles by hand.) 
  2. Circle Die (do not need this if you cut the circles by hand).    
  3. Pinking Shears
  4. Glue Gun
  5. Brad, button or some kind of embellishment. 
  6. Fabric Circles
  7. Felt Circle for the back
  8. Covered Hair Clips



This is how many circles you need to make two bows. 

  • 8 – 2” circles
  • 8 – 1  1/2” circles

This picture only shows 4 of the 8 circles in both sizes since I had already used my pinking shears on the other circles.


Here are the other 4 of the 8 each circles.  I barely went around the edges of the circle with the pinking shears to give it this look.


Here is the 8 circles of each size.  Note: If you only want to make one of these bows you only need 4 larger circles and 4 smaller circles.


I do this for each circle.  I turn it on its back side and pit a dab of hot glue in the center.


Then I fold the circle in half.


So they are all like this.


  1. Then I take my first large piece #1 and put glue on it in a “L” shape (see picture #4 and #7 you can see the glue better on those pictures).
  2. After I put the glue on I take another large piece and place it on top of the first piece.
  3. Make sure you put glue down on the second piece before you put the third piece down.
  4. After you glue the 4th piece (only put the glue in the “L” shape as seen in pic #4)  see picture #5 you will take the bottom of the first piece (orange) and will pull it on top of the 4th piece (see pictures #6 and #7) and glue it like it shows in picture #7.

Note: I usually try to take my two darker pieces and put them on opposite sides and the lighter colors on opposite sides to me it looks better but you can arrange them how ever you want. 


You will do this with the other larger set then the two smaller sets.  You should have two  2” sets and two 1 1/2” sets. You can make them any size you want. 


I then take the smaller sets and place them on top of the larger set how you want them.  If you are using a button them glue the top part to the bottom part if you are using brads then no glue is needed the brads will hold them in place.


Then I figure out what I want to use to decorate the top of them with.  I added another sample set so you can see there is so many color possibilities with these bows.  I decided to use scrapbook brads for the centers of these bows. 


The way these bows are made it really makes it easy to get the brads through the center (since there is already a little hole there).  Take the brad and pull out the sides so it is flat on the back.


Then I take my 1 1/2” felt circles and cover them with hot glue and cover the back side of my bows.


Then I take my ribbon covered hair clips and glue them on the back.


Here is the final results:



I would love to see what you come up with feel free to email me pictures of what you have made using this tutorial if I get several pictures I will post them for everyone to see.


  1. Very pretty! I think that I can pull this off!

  2. Great tutorial!! They all turned out beautiful!

  3. I am totally doing this! Thanks for sharing this tutorial and for hosting this link party!

  4. Love your bows, I think it's neat that you're happy to share how to make them as well. The design of your blog is cute as well. Overall you have a fun and inviting blog page.

  5. Thank you SO MUCH for posting this !!!! I have searched everywhere for how to s with pictures for hair bows ! This is SOOOOOOOOO helpful an CLEAR !


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