How many times have people come up to you in the street and told you how beautiful your baby boy is? Even though your baby is wrapped in pink it is frustrating and you need to make your baby girl as girlie as possible.
Hair bows are a great way to stop any doubt in anyone’s minds before they approach you and make a fuss of your new baby, but as you know babies don’t have much hair and the hair they do have is too fine to stick a clip in, so you need to come up with another way to have your baby looking gorgeous.
You can make your own baby bow with a few simple items. You will need:
- Needle and Thread
- Beads or a bright button
You can start by tying your bow, it’s important that you take your time and get the size right. You don’t want an enormous bow on the top of your daughter’s head, but rather something pretty and delicate.
Once you have tied the bow, you will want to cut the ends of the ribbon so that they are not too long, this can look great if you cut it at an angle.
Next take your needle and thread and sew a stitch or two into the center of the bow to ensure it doesn’t come apart. A nice feature at this point is to sew a bright button into the center of the bow or even a few beads, but this is entirely up to you.
As you know you need some elastic that can fit comfortably around your baby’s head without being uncomfortable or digging it, this ensures the bow stays on and looks great, almost like a head band.
Some mothers prefer thick elastic in the color of their choice making the pretty hair bow into a complete hair accessory while others prefer a thinner elastic, again this is entirely up to you.
You will want to measure your elastic ensuring it is not too tight on your baby’s head, it just has to hold the bow in place, but too lose and it will just fall off. Cut your elastic and sew the two edges together before sewing your bow over the seam.
Place the elastic on your baby’s head, coming down behind the ears and position the bow to one side for a fantastic girlie look.