Grosgrain Ribbon Bow

March 30, 2005 by  
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How to make curly-q corker hair bows out of grosgrain ribbon?

I am interesting in learning how to make these cute hair bows, but I need some instructions, like how to make them stiff, how to seal the ends, how to attach them to barretts and headbands, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

Here you go! Happy bow making!!

Scroll down and then to the middle, some of her boarder and images are missing, but these are some really great instructions.

http://www.korkersandmore.com/

Selecting Hair Bows

The possibilities are endless when it comes to hair bows. Some mothers like their daughter's hair bows to be as small as can be no matter how old they get, and some mother's like their daughter's hair bows just as big as we can make them no matter how little their daugher is. You can have hair bows with just a simple look to them with only four loops with one solid color, or you can have bows that are holding so many different styles and patterns that they can have about fifteen different ribbons in them. Some people like them to be as flat and close to their daughter's heads as possible, and some want the hair bows to stand up just as poofy as the ribbon will allow.

There are so many different kinds of ribbons being used in making hair bows. Here are just a few: grosgrain, organza, single faced satin, double faced satin, acetate, jacquards, velvet, sequin, ruffle, lace, marabou, frayed denim, sheers, metallic, polka dots, stripes, patterned, textured, stitched, printed, reversible, woven, checkered, plaids, glitter, gathered, frayed, and the list could go on I am sure. We haven't even talked about all of the extra things you can add to hair bows like appliqués, hand-painted ceramics, jewels, crystals, monograms initials, names, rickrack, buttons, and so many other things that people get creative with.

There are so many hair bows web sites and eBay auctions now, that it is hard to find that one hair bow you are looking for, and for the right price. Don't be afraid to try out a few different places, and try ordering just one hair bow from a few different places before you settle down on your favorite hair bow maker. Also, don't be afraid to ask the maker questions about their hair bows. Read all about how they make them and see if they put a lot of time and effort into making them in a boutique style and boutique quality. I would also encourage you to try different sizes as well. Just because your girl is little, doesn't mean she won't look just like a little princess in with larger hair bows. If she looks cute in pig tails or two pony tails, try getting two small hair bows or two medium sized hair bows. Read what the widths are on each site because what one company may call small another would call medium.

There are a large variety of hair bow sites now offering to share with you their secrets to making beautiful bows like they do. Look for instruction books, CDs and even DVDs. Once you start to make your daughter's, grand-daughter's, or niece's bows, you just might love it as much as we do.

Ribbons are back in style again, and everyone can't get enough of them! There are many sites now making it a lot easier to get fancy ribbon for a more reasonable price and better selection than any craft store could offer.

About the Author

Jessica Furtney is the president of Bows For Best Friends, a company based in Simpsonville, SC that designs and manufactures high quality hair bows and hair accessories.

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