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How To Make A Rosette Style Hair Bow

Yet another bow tutorial, are you sick of these yet? I think I’m getting sick of making them but I’ve got one more after this that I promised before I’ve crossed them all off my list :D

Today I’m making an rosette ribbon bow. That’s a mouthful!

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I love this style as it can be worn in so many ways!

You need:

  • Thick ribbon
  • Medium ribbon
  • Thin ribbon
  • Felt
  • Bobby pin
  • Tulle
  • Needle, thread, scissors etc
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The three ribbons I’m using:
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First cut 2 lengths of the thick ribbon, these need to be around twice as wide as you want the finished bow to be.
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Fold the ends into the middle and stitch up both of them. Pull the stitches tights so it ruffles them into a bow.
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Lay them crossed in the middle to form an “X” and stitch in place like this:
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Now make another bow out of the middle ribbon in the same way:
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And stitch it on top…
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At this point you really should wrap a piece of the small ribbon around the middle to hide all of the stitches but I forgot so I had to do it later. Clearly my brain was too distracted by the chocolate I was eating at the time, don’t eat and craft it’s serious business.

So pretending you did that, make an upside down V shape with a long piece of large ribbon.

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Put a V of the middle ribbon on top of it.

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And then a V of the small ribbon on top of that.

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Stitch them all together at the top.

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Then stitch your bow section of top of that!

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The back doesn’t need to be neat because it will all be covered.

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Now we need the tulle puff which pokes out the back. Cut a long thin piece of the tulle.

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And do a running stitch down one of the long sides. Pull the thread taught so it forms a big ruffle, if you tie the thread to where you began it should curl around into a rosette.

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Something like this:

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Mine was way too big so I grabbed the non-stitched end and trimmed it.

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Stitch or glue the tulle on the back of the bow and then add a circle of felt over the top to make it much neater and finished. No one is ever going to see the back of mine so I just tacked it on. I also cut two slits into the felt to slip a bobby pin through. I usually wear this in my hair but the original was a brooch back so it could be worn anywhere. Completely up to you which you prefer, if I had more of the little metal brooch things I would have used that because then it’s so much more verstile.

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Now seeing as I forgot to add the thin ribbon around the bow to hide the stitches before, I had to go back and do it now >_< Craft fail.

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Last thing to do is cut all of the ribbon ends into little points

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And that’s it! Obviously not as good as the original but still quite pretty and in colours I wear much more often. Now that you know the basic techniques you can make rpetty much any ribbon bow you could possible thing of.

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Hope you enjoyed this and on the off chance that Sandy ever reads this: I miss taking photos at pretty buildings with you big sister!

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