Here is a really quick and easy project that uses only a couple of little fabric scraps. You know those Liberty of London bits that you’ve been saving for just the right project? This is that project: bow hair ties.
You’ll need two 5″ x 5″ fabric scraps, thread, an elastic hair tie, and about five minutes, tops. So you can make one to coordinate with each outfit, or make a set for a birthday gift. Or for an I-forgot-your-birthday-gift. Whatever.
I made this one out of tie silk, not to be confused with Thai silk. This silk was left over from back when I worked at Tommy and we were using tie silk for everything one season: shoes, trim on men’s shirts, you name it. You could recycle an old tie for the same effect. The shine of the silk and vibrancy of the colors make it look really special. Quilting cotton works fine, too, but you know. Liberty lawn, tie silk. Little scraps of luxury fabrics to make a little hair bow. It doesn’t take much.
I’m here in the studio by myself today. Not a bad photo of the bow in action for just holding the camera over my head and shooting, no?
You can download this free pattern in the free patterns section of our website. Have fun with it!