Lace Bows

Lace Bows - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Nothing says feminine and girly like Lace!  Nothing!  Have you seen how trendy it is right now?
With the awesome Flora Lace The Ribbon Retreat now carries, I made these cute little pig tail bows for my baby girl.

I used Pink, Brown, and Off White Lace for these bows.  There are so many fun colors to choose from though!  Such a fun, yet tough descision!

Good things about lace: 1) It’s inexpensive,  2) You can use it for sewing and crafting, 3) It makes really cute bows, and 4) lace can make anything pretty!


Lace (about a yard)
Hot Glue Gun
Single Prong Clip
3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (to line the clip)
Needle and Thread

First cut 6 pieces of lace to 3 1/2″.  I did two each of 3 different colors.

Line the strips of lace in a (vertical) row.  Shown above.

Start at the bottom of the row and crimp the lace together at the center.

Take a needle and thread through the center.

Wrap the thread around the center several times.  Take a couple of stitches through the back and tie the thread in a knot.

Tie a piece of lace (about 3″ long) in a knot.

Put a dab of hot glue in the center of the front of your bow.

Place the knot over the glue.

Wrap the ends of the lace around, glue to secure and cut the excess lace.

Glue to a single prong clip and you are done!

Such a fast bow!  I love cute things like this that whip up so easy!  At .60 cents a yard I think we should make these in every color!

Lace Bows - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}


Lace Bows - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Lace Bows - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Lace Bows - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Update:  I got the pictures back, so now you can see how they look on.  Have I mentioned I LOVE lace?  Especially this Flora Lace!

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  1. kozette walker
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    this is the cutest bow thank you for the instructions they are so helpful k walker

  2. Erin Wojcicki
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    These are so cute!!! One question… with lace, do the ends fray? Is this a material that needs to be/should be/can be heat sealed? I really like these! I’m definitely going to be making these! 🙂
    Thanks for another great project!

    • Cherie
      Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

      The lace doesn’t fray. No need to seal the ends. 🙂

  3. Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    So cute! I need to order some lace!

  4. Brandi F
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    love these bows!

  5. debbie
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    can’t wait to try some,they look wonderful

  6. Vicki Parks
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    I can’t seem to get the hang of the variation 1 Loopy Bow. I don’t understand which way to go with the ribbon. I have the totte instructions. Can anyone help?

  7. Erin Wojcicki
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Thank you Cherie!!

  8. Brenda
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Love this!! I’ve had some lace in my stash that I couldn’t figure out what to do with. Thanks for the idea!

  9. Pat Likens
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    How wide is the lace shown?

  10. Cherie
    Posted August 16, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    The lace is 1 1/2″

  11. Al
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Just tried it and they came out adorable….Thank u!

  12. Bason
    Posted October 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    oh my goodness! That little girl looks like a little doll in that dress with those bows!

  13. holly
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I love this design, I had some extra tulle left over from a tutu and I used these instructions substituting tulle instead of ribbon.

  14. Harriet Conn
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Where can you buy lace for .60 cents a yard. I paid a lot more @ Walmart??

  15. Posted September 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    How much lace did you use to make the matching romper? I am struggling with it! I purchased 4 yards of lace for a 3T romper and it was no where near enough! 🙁 Help please!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Erika! I asked the blogger who wrote this post, but it has been too long to recollect what you would need for a 3T. This romper was for a one year old and I think she was pretty small for her age too. I would probably double the yardage or go off of how much you were able to use and how much more you will need. Running into problems is never fun! I hope you’re able to get it done and I am sure it will be super cute! – Shirley

  16. Ana Cuellar
    Posted November 29, 2015 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Love it

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 2, 2015 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Ana! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like these adorable little Lace Bows! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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