Learn to Make Hair Bows – Flower Loop Hair Bow

Want to dress up your little girl’s tresses without spending a fortune? These simple to make Loopy Hair Bows are as thrifty as they are snazzy. You’ll want to whip up a matching one for every outfit in her wardrobe.

Things you need:
Coordinating Thread
Buttons or Charms

Things to do:
1. Decide how many layers you’d like your hair bow to be, and choose coordinating ribbon for each layer.
2. Cut the ribbon you’ll need for each layer. For a 2-layer bow you’ll need three 7″ long pieces for the bottom layer, and three 6″ long pieces for the top layer. (Tip: You can make this bow with as many layers as you like; simply decrease the ribbon length by 1″ for each layer you add.)
3. Working with one layer at a time, stack 3 ribbons on top of one another, and then find the middle. Push your threaded needle through the middle of the stack, and then through the ribbon ends to form loops. Add a few more stitches through the center to reinforce.
4. Repeat step 3 for each layer. Now, stack the layers from largest to smallest and sew middles together.
5. Put a dab of glue on the underside of the bow and affix to barrette or hair clip, using the clothespin to hold in place until the glue dries.
6. Use glue to affix a button or charm to the center of the bow.

Here are a few fun Loopy Bow ideas:
Elegant Bow: For a bow that’s worthy of the frothiest of dresses, use lace trims and rhinestone embellishments.
School Spirit Bow: To get her ready for the big game, make a bow using her school’s colors, embellishing with a sports charm.
Halloween Bow: For this not-so-scary bow, orange and black is where it’s at! Complete the look with a Halloween button.

Enjoy creating these one-of-a-kind hair masterpieces for the special little girl in your life!

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  1. I really need something pretty for my niece’s hair and I think this flower hair bow will be perfect! I can’t wait to try this out. Thank you so muck for sharing this tutorial. It really helps especially for me.

  2. Hey, Im from Hair Lowlights, thanks for the blog, It was great to finally read a well written blog that actually makes sense. I will be back i think to read some more. Excellent work, Regards from Hair lowlights 🙂

  3. LOVE this…and even though you explain it so perfectly, I can’t quite get it. It looks more like a man’s bow tie by the time I get done with it …do you have a “For Dummies” version?? =D


    1. lol no we dont 🙁 But that is a good idea! lol Practice makes perfect though, so keep trying and Im sure you will get it!

  4. Hello. I was glad to come across this blog. Very simple directions! Although when I did my loopy bow, it turns out flat in the middle so it looks like 3 different colors all in to 1 layer. Do you have any tips on how to make it look more full like yours? Im trying to do an over the top loopy bow but with it being flat in the middle, it doesnt look right. Thank you )

    1. Im not too positive what your problem is 🙁 The only couple things that I can think of are… that maybe you’re using a “softer” ribbon? I would try using a grosgrain or thicker, more sturdy type ribbon so that your loops are stiffer if you arent already. The only other thing I was thinking was that maybe you’re making your stacks too perfect? I hope this makes sense lol but I think maybe you’re making them so that fit just perfectly into each other. Try maybe making them just slightly smaller than the one that it is being stacked on. This way your stacking your loops and that should give you a fuller look. I hope this make sense! I also added a video in hopes that will help a bit more too.Let me know if you are having anymore issues and I will try my best to help you! Best of luck making your hair bows!

  5. I am looking to make this bow for some friends for christmas, but i want to use these exact colors. Can you tell me where you got them? Thank you

    1. Hi Catherine, you can find the blue colored grosgrain ribbon here http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/categories/1302_2558_2560-grosgrain_ribbon-1.html we have a couple different sizes of the turquoise ribbon that you are wanting. Unfortunately, we do not have the brown with turquoise polka dots ribbon any more but we do have turquoise with brown polka dots which you can find here http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/1302_2558_2560-25241-38_turquoise_and_brown_polka_dot_grosgrain_ribbon_25_yards.html Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. Ive seen and purchased these ribbons from Walmart. For the man bow problem maybe try instead of a straight stack, make a star stack?