Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rolled Fabric Rose Hair Bow and More


There are wonderful tutorials all over the place for these rolled fabric roses. I personally do a combination of a few different methods. I tear a strip of fabric about 2" wide and about 14" long. I fold it over to make a thinner strip. I then just roll the fabric, holding the center between my thumb and fingers and going around and around until I have a rose I'm happy with. I do twist the fabric as I go to make it more interesting--this gives you a raw edge every once in a while which I like. Twist and roll, twist and roll. :)

Then, with a glue gun, I glue the end of the fabric strip down and put a lot of hot glue on the bottom of the rose, making sure to get some glue on each layer and some extra goopiness in the center. I then place the rose on a piece of felt. I do that two more times. (The smaller rose it just fabric that was shorter than 14"). Then I cut away the excess felt.

Then what? The green one above is a hair bow. I just added a little felt loop on the back to hold an alligator clip. This way the alligator clip can be removed and the roses can also be slipped right onto a headband.


I love giving these little hair bows as part of a gift--I always use them as the bow on the package. Just clip it to a card and attach it to a package and you're good to go. (This one was for my daughter's friend--a sweet 7 year old who LOVES hair accessories.)



I have also used the rolled roses around the house. The possibilities are endless. It's such a great way to add some country charm to an item and it's a great use for those small strips of fabric you have lying around the house!

2 comments:

baby hair bows said...

I’ve been very interested in making hair bows lately, and thought of searching on the internet for some tutorials. Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I will definitely make one of this.

JR and Brynn said...

I love this look so much!! I am obsessed lately with this style. Thanks so much for the instructions. Your blog is the best!

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