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How to Make Stylish Bow Headbands for Any Age! [from Babies to Adults]

Make a few these easy DIY bow headbands and mix and match them for even more options. They are incredibly easy and quick to sew

mixed fabric bow headbands

Below you will find my step by step written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to make a bow headband

how to sew bow headbands

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How to Sew a bow headband

Watch the diy bow headband video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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Easy fabric bow headband VIDEO TUTORIAL



Cut the bow and the band for the size you are making (baby or adult)


  • bow – 5.5 x 8.5″ (14 x 21.5cm)
  • band (baby) – 15.5 x 4.5” (39 x 11.5cm)
  • band (adult) – 18.5 x 4.5″ (47 x 11.5cm)


Fold the bow and the band in half lengthwise. Sew along the long edge using 1/4″seam allowance, leaving a 1″(2.5cm) gap in the middle of the bow.


Refold the bow so that the seam is in the middle, open up the seam allowance and stitch both short edges with 1/4″ SA.

Clip the corners


Turn the band right side out


Adjust the band so that the seam in the middle – this will be the back of the headband. Fold the tube in half crosswise, with the top sides facing. Sew along the short end, backstitching at the beginning and the end.

Open and fingerpress the seam allowance.


Turn the bow right side out. Push out the corners using a blunt tool.


Turn the band so that the seam is on the inside.

With the wrong side of the bow facing up, slide it under the seam of the headband and center it.

Bring the top of the bow down and to the left. Take the bottom end of the bow and cross it over the top part of the bow, then push it underneath it to make a half knot. Pull tight and adjust the bow at the same time.

Make sure the seams on both ends of the bow are on the back.


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