Put A Bow On It

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.

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  1. Indeed a quick DIY! The fabric its just perfect with all the bright colours..n U look pretty with the hairband on 🙂

  2. Khanga… how interesting! I'm sure Kenya has plenty of other interesting stuff. You should also write a post on the jewellery worn there, I'd love to read about the people's styles and accessories. ♥

  3. Its like you read my mind Roanna!! I've actually got a jewellery line inspired from Kenyan crafts that I'm working towards, so hopefully (fingers crossed) by this month you should be able to have a sneak to what I have in store 🙂

  4. Another good thing in buying and wearing trendy beaded jewelry is you do not want to spend thousands of greenbacks to have people who will appreciate your look and your image. Fashionable beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available in wide variety of styles and designs. You'll only spend one or two dollars to few hundred bucks depending on the kind of materials you select for your jewelry.

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