Monday, January 19, 2009

Look! I made hairbows!

Ya'll, would really have to have known me since preschool to realize the magnitude of this accomplishment, but let me just fill you in by saying, I am not crafty. I can sew on a button, but it took me a couple hours and a couple bleeding fingers to sew my son's Little League patch onto his jersey last baseball season. The patch did remain attached to the jersey for the season with washings, but, my friends, it was not pretty!

Necessity pushed me to dabble in hairbow making. My little girl needed one of the bigger size hairbows to match a dress for some pictures and I didn't want to pay say $8 for one so I bought some ribbon, a package of clips, and copied a bow we already had. The area where the bow attaches to the clip is not so pretty, but the part people will see turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself!

Invisible readers, be encouraged, if I can do it, so can anyone else! After I made these bows I actually found this great website that even walks you through making loopy and korker bows, and I hope to attempt them soon.

Oh but craft stores beware! My success has gone to my head! I recently purchased not only fabric, but a PATTERN to make my daughter some pants! I do believe my goals have become too lofty! If there were some parallel universe where I actually had time to sew, there is the small technicality that I do not know how to thread the bobin-thingy on my sewing machine!!!

I need some help fast because I may only have a couple years before the phrase, “Look Sweetheart, Mommy made you pants!” will be a nightmare rather than a source of excitement for my daughter!


  1. They look great! I always have the hardest time making bows look right and even...they drive me crazy on Christmas wreaths!

  2. LOL, those bows look great! Sewing is fun, though I am not the most "skilled" either! Now finding time to sew, on the other hand... very rare!


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