Corkscrew Bows

spring corkscrew bows

I was excited to be reunited with a friend I first met in Japan, followed to Pensacola, and now live near in VA. Our mutual love for crafts, tea and now sewing (thanks to a sewing machine she gave me) have led us to start making a project together every Wednesday. One week was an adorable pair of suspenders (seen here on her blog), another regular hair bows, and this week we tackled corkscrew bows. What normally cost a couple dollars a bow can be made for a fraction of the cost. The instructions are quite simple...

$2 a color for 10 yards

First pick-out 100% polyester ribbon. I picked out spring colors and K did St. Patty's Day colors.

ready to bake

Wrap ribbon tightly around 1/4 inch wooden dowels and hold ends with clothes pins. Spray with starch and bake in oven at 250 degrees for 30 minutes.

nice and curly

Unwrap ribbon from dowels (they slide right off) and the ribbon is ready to be cut and gathered into bows.

st. patty's day corkscrew bows

For matching clips we cut the ribbon every 2 1/2 inches, stacked seven pieces together, and sewed them together in the middle with a threaded needle. The corkscrews easily hide the stitch so then all you need to do is hot glue the bunch of ribbon to the hair clip.

completed

and ready to wear

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