Today, let's start a DIY project... Hair bows!
1) Start out with a square piece of fabric (resting cat is not necessary but it is nice to have my Merk with me). I started out with a 6 1/2" square but this bow came out slightly larger than I expected so you can make it smaller or even larger depending on your preference.
2) Press two sides of the fabric about a quarter of an inch.
3) Fold the fabric square in half perpendicular to the pressed sides with the pressed sides facing outward.
4) Sew along the edges of this rectangle leaving a small opening by the folded side. I left a little bit over an inch unsewn.
5) Carefully turn this pouch you just made inside-out... this is where that small opening comes in handy!
6) Then, once the pouch is turned inside-out sew your opening closed.
7) Take another piece of fabric. This size will be determined by how big your first piece of fabric was... for a 6 1/2" square piece of fabric I am using a piece of fabric about 3" x 1 1/2". For a 5" square you will probably want something slightly smaller... for an 8" square you will probably want something slightly larger.
8) As you did with the first piece of fabric press two sides of the fabric along the longer edge. I pressed about a quarter inch.
9) As you did with the first piece of fabric, fold the fabric over in half perpendicular to the pressed sides and with the pressed sides facing outward.
10) Sew this fold close only on the short edge and not along the whole parameter.
11) Turn this fabric inside-out
12) Now, taking your first piece of fabric, the pouch, fold it accordion style along the long side. When you fold make sure the two edges of the fold are facing the same direction and not one facing up and one facing down... the accordion fold should look something like this: /\/\/\ when looked at from the side.
Wolfgang wants to know what is going on.
13) Slip the second piece of fabric onto the first piece of fabric with the finished side of the second piece of fabric on the side of the bow where the accordion folds are facing down.
14) Flip the bow over and sew four edges of the second piece of fabric onto the first piece of fabric. This will keep the middle of the bow in place.
15) Next, using a hot glue gun, glue an alligator clip to the back of your bow.
16) And you're done!