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Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Hey! I am McKenzie from Girl Loves Glam, and I am so excited to share this fun tutorial with you! I absolutely love accessories. That is why when I saw The Ribbon Retreat’s new knit fabrics, my mind instantly went to how I could make an accessory with it! Head wraps are so popular right now! I wanted to put my own, extra girly twist on the traditional head wrap by adding a big bow to it! They are so easy to make!

You will need…

*Knit fabric from The Ribbon Retreat.
(1/4 yard will give you enough to make 2 or 3 head wraps)

*Sewing machine

*Thread (stretchy kind is best, but not necessary)

*Needles

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I thought I would try out a bunch of the different designs of the fabric so my daughter and I could have headbands for all of our outfits! Isn’t this fabric amazing?

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut the fabric into a long strip that is long enough to wrap around your head. Mine was cut at 20 inches. Cut it twice as wide as you want your head wrap to be. Mine was cut at 5.5 inches wide. Cut another piece for the bow that is almost a square. Mine was 6 inches by 5 inches.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Fold the long piece in half and pin it together.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew a straight line where your pins were.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Pull the long strip right side out. Pin the two edges together and sew along the edge.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Take the smaller piece of fabric, fold over the two outside edges and sew them.

Fold the other sides into the center. Overlap them slightly. Pin through the center of the square.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Sew a line where the needles are. Make sure to sew a long stitch. Pull the string and create a ruffle in the center, creating a bow shape.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Cut a smaller piece of fabric so it can be the center of the bow. Fold it in half with right sides together and pin the edge. Sew the edge together and flip it right side out.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Lay the head wrap down, then put the bow on top of the sewn crease. Lay the center piece of the bow on top of the bow.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Pull the center strip around the wrap and pin it. Sew the back of the strips together and cut the excess fabric off.

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Repeat these steps until you have an entire collection of big bow head wraps to wear!

Big Bow Head Wrap Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I love wearing mine and so will you!


Thank you so much McKenzie! These head wraps are so adorable. I love that you have created so many different color options to accessorize all of your outfits. I also love that these are a perfect mama and girlee project that each can enjoy wearing all year long. Thank you again McKenzie! I am so happy to have you as our newest Contributor! To see more amazing tutorials and projects by McKenzie and to get some TERRIFIC fashion advice, visit McKenzie at Girl Loves Glam! You will be so glad you stopped by to say hello and to browse her brilliant blog!

I LOVE our brand new Knit fabrics and ALL of the different color and design options! We carry Stripes, Chevron and more. These gorgeous knits are amazing to work with and the project possibilities are endless! From scarves to maxi skirts, this fabric is the perfect fabric to use!!! Stay tuned for more amazing knit tutorials…they are FABulous!!!

What is the first thing you are going to create with our FABulous knits?

Happy Creating & Happy KNITS!!!
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