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How to Make Fabric Bows Tutorial

In case you haven’t noticed, fabric bows are insanely popular right now! Everywhere I look, I see bows I think. I love the look of the rounded fabric bows, especially on little girls. So of course, I had to make my sweet baby girl a bunch of rounded fabric bows to wear! I put the bows on simple stretchy lace headbands and they are adorable! And yep, I’ll show you how to make fabric bows plus provide the free bow template for you to use!

Fabric Bows

how to make fabric bows These bows are easy to make and only take about 15 minutes each.
round fabric bow
Little Desi Jane wore one of her bow headbands for her 3 months photo shoot a couple weeks ago. Isn’t she just a doll?! I am loving having a little baby girl! My two boys are loads of fun, but man, this little girl has me wrapped around her little pinky!
Rounded Fabric Bows
fabric bows

How to Make Fabric Bows


  • fabric- cotton or jersey work well. {this is a fantastic craft for fabric scraps!}
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • free Fabric Bow Template {click to download!}

fabric bow tutorial

  1. Using my free Fabric Bow Template, cut out 2 pieces per bow.
  2. With right sides together, sew the 2 pieces together leaving  a 1.5″ opening.
  3. Using your scissors, cut around the curved portions of the bow every 1/4″. *Be very careful not to cut the thread!
  4. Turn your bow right side out and sew the opening shut.
  5. Tie a knot in the middle of the bow making sure to conceal the seam from Step 4.

Then add your fabric bow to a headband, pin, hat, warmers, etc! And that is how to make fabric bows. Easy, right?!
round bow

These little fabric bows are super easy to make and totally stylin! They are great for girls of all ages :)

Don’t know how to sew? Check out this precious No-Sew Fabric Bow tutorial!

Who could you make these little fabric bows for? What fabric would you use?

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    love that their rounded – this is on my to-do list!!

  2. 2
    Judy says:

    Hi, Love that little headband with the flower. I would like to make some for a special little baby girl that I will not see until October. She will then be 4 months old and I wonder what size the headband needs to be. And what should I use to make the headband, or should I buy one premade?

    Thanks for you help.

    • 2.1

      Hi Judy,
      You can easily make your own headband! Get some fold over elastic or lace elastic and hot glue the ends together. Then glue on the bow. I like to put a small piece of felt to sandwich the elastic, but you don’t have to do that. I’d cut the elastic to be 15″ long to fit a 4 month old. Hope this helps!

  3. 3
    Stephanie M. says:

    Those are so stinkin’ precious! Thanks for the pattern. I’ve got so much colored elastic just itching to be used.


  4. 4

    I love this thank you!!

  5. 5
    Lauren says:

    How did you attach the bow to the headband? Did you tie it around it or pin it on? Thank you for the tutorial!

  6. 6
    Libby says:

    So gorgeous….although how can you focus on the bow with that adorable face :-)

  7. 7
    Mary Herold says:

    I would add a piece of lace or sheer ribbon to the bow before I knot it. Or pink a contrasting strip and add it to the bow.

  8. 8
    Mary Ellen says:

    Love the bows! How did u attach them to the headband? Thanks for the tutorial!

    • 8.1

      I hot glued them to the elastic and then hot glued a small piece of felt to the other side of the elastic. So that elastic was sandwiched between the bow and the felt. Thanks for stopping by, Mary Ellen!

  9. 9
    Mikhaila says:

    Hi, I love bows in general and usually make mine free hand. However, I really love how this bow has edges that are rounded and the fact that it is tied retro style! This is probably a stupid question, but I couldn’t find a seam allowance in this post or on the printed pattern. From the pictures it looks about 1/4″. Or is it 1/2″ trimmed down to 1/4″ or 1/8″? I was also wondering if you think that this bow could go any smaller for maybe a 2″ bow? (being resized in Microsoft) I want to use it as an accent on a dress. Thanks for your help.

  10. 10
    Ana says:

    What us the reason for the 1/4 cuts?

  11. 11

    Love these! I need a girl!!!!

  12. 12
    Laura says:

    Once I saw these I knew I had to try making them. I started with one and it turned out great so I made four more after that. I made the 3 inch bows first but will probably make the four inch bows sometime soon. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  13. 13
    Brenda Kirkus says:

    You baby girl is a baby doll! She needs to be in baby photo shoots! Seriously, those big eyes and her perfect little nose along with that precious mouth. She’s perfect!

  14. 14
    Dorothy says:

    Love these! They’re so adorable :) Had to share on my fb page! Thank you for sharing them ;)

  15. 15
    Georgia Duncan says:

    Love your creativeness!!


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