I’m a complete sucker for bows and have a few of them in my wardrobe as prints, accessories and some random hairpins picked up at flea markets. I’ve always wanted a big floppy bow hairband, especially with my hair short it would be the perfect accessory! I don’t really have bad stitching skills and with today being a holiday, I thought it’d be fun to take out my sewing machine and give this DIY a shot.
And lucky for me the construction for a bow is pretty simple and Google has tonnes of links for this DIY, so I’m not going to bore you with how I constructed it. However I can tell you, that if you don’t have a sewing machine, the simple running stitch is more then enough to construct this. The only materials needed for this are a hairband, fabric, scissors, a needle and thread or a sewing machine. It took me an hour to make this bow (includes staring at the mirror wondering if its floppy enough), so its a quick fashion fix. I’ve made the bow in such a way that I can remove it from the hairband and use it as a hair pin and brooch. Any other ideas where you can wear this floppy bow tie?
Noticed the cute fabric? This fabric is called a Khanga, which I picked it up from my recent trip back home to Mombasa. I did a post on these fabrics sometime back, you can have a quick read up here.