Newborn Velcro Clip

Newborn Velcro Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I got an email from one of our readers requesting a tutorial on a clip with Velcro closures.
These are perfect for babies!

Making these clips is easy as pie.

I used 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon for the “clip” part.
Mine measures about 2 1/4″.

Fold your ribbon piece in half.
I ironed a crease in the ribbon, but this isn’t absolutely necessary.

Now you will cut out your Velcro.
I just measured by eye how much I needed to cut.
I used 7/8″ velcro and cut it down to fit the 3/8″ ribbon.

Next you will hot glue the velcro onto your ribbon.
This is where the H-185 High Temp Glue Gun would come in handy.
I really need to get one! :)

Since the area you are gluing is so small, you can put the glue on most of it and then adhere it to the ribbon. Then I went back and put a little glue on the ends of the velcro and made sure that it won’t come off when you open the clip.

Next you will glue on your bow.
I made a sweet Little Bow.

Newborn Velcro Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Newborn Velcro Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love these little closures!
It’s so sweet, especially for those babies with lots of hair!

(Don’t tell my little guy he’s wearing a bow! He has no idea! :))
Newborn Velcro Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Newborn Velcro Clip - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I am sure these would look even sweeter on a little girl! :)

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16 Comments

  1. kasey g
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    love this!!! Perfect for those babies with little hair! :)

  2. Lilian
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    That is super cute! I just have a question – is it hard to take off with their hair in the velcro?

    • Shirley
      Posted July 23, 2011 at 12:06 am | Permalink

      Lilian, you can actually slide them off without hurting the baby. They stay well, but it’s not a super strong hold. We don’t want to hurt their sweet little heads! :)

  3. shannon
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I never thought about velco… great idea! Can’t wait to try this for my sweet baby girl! :)

  4. Kristy M
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I’ve been meaning to make these for awhile now! Another little tip I saw was doubling up the ribbon on the “clip” part to make it a little more firm (I don’t know if that’s the exact word I’d use) like an actual clip.

    • Shirley
      Posted July 23, 2011 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Kristy! Did they sew or hot glue the two ribbons together? Thanks so much for the tip!

  5. Posted July 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Your son doesn’t “know” yet…but Im sure when he is a teenager, he will! He is adorable- hair bow or not! LOL! What we put our sweet little babies through for the love of bows:) Thanks for sharing.
    jennifer

  6. Brittany
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    He will hate you for this some day! He sure looks sweet though! :)

  7. Verna Hebert
    Posted July 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Aww Too Cute Both the clip and the baby!!!

  8. Kristy M
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Hi Shirley,
    It was glued. So double the length of ribbon and fold each end towards the center and glue, then put the velcro on each side. :)

  9. Tan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    That’s so cute I was saying to myself “that baby sure looks like Shirley”.Lol all the while it’s your new son lol.

    • Shirley
      Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      LOL Tan! Yeah, my mom and grandma can’t stop saying how when they look at him, they feel like they are looking at me when I was a baby. Man I must’ve been cute! ;)

  10. Brandi
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute! I am going to look into making these and stocking up for baby shower gifts :) Thanks for the instructions!

  11. Arlene
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I have been looking for directions for these little bows for a long time. None of my friends have babies anymore and so they gave these little things away. No one knew exactly how to make one. Thank you! Thank you! And your little guy is a cutie.

  12. Rose
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Shirley,
    I know this post has been out here for a while, but I have a question I hope you can answer for me. My sister in-law is pregnant and I haven’t made any baby bows yet because I wasn’t sure what type of clip to use of the sizes and lengths of ribbon to use (this from a mother of 5!). You said above yours measured 2 1/4 Inches, was that after the fold or the entire length you used to make the clip? Do you have any other tips about how much 3/8″ ribbon would be needed to make a small pinwheel bow or just a cutie little bow like yours? Also, was there a special type of velcro you used or just your everyday all purpose velcro? Thank you so much for being so generous and sharing this how to… I have bought so many tutorials about how to make hair bows over the last year and have been so completely disappointed in what I’ve gotten. Most of these “buy my “How to Make Hair Bows” people (not all), are not hair bow makers so they leave out important details and tips. I have figured out after much research of my own that most of the material / instruction I recieved from these people were mostly already on You Tube or some other crafty mothers blog who was kind enough to share. I guess my advice is BEWARE… sign up on blogs where you buy your ribbon supplies and most of these suppliers have wonderful money saving tutorials for their customers already. I truly am greatfull for all the wonderfull moms like myself I have met online!

    • Posted February 20, 2014 at 12:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Rose! Thank you so much for your sweet and super fun comment! You are wonderful! In answer to your questions, Shirley response is, “The total of the ribbon was 2 1/4 and the finished was about an inch. The bows on the clips are about 2 1/2 inches worth of ribbon each. A pinwheel bow would depend on how big it is. I would say 8 inches would be enough for a tiny one. Although most ribbon comes with enough to make any type of bow. I just used regular velcro. Although, I wrote this tutorial, I wouldn’t say these clips work really well. A reader liked them and asked for a tutorial so I made one. The clip can slide right off the hair since baby’s hair is so fine. And if the baby has enough hair for a clip, a regular clip, like a small alligator clip, would work with something for gripping on it. I just had a baby girl and she has a little bit of hair and I haven’t used these on her. For your sister in law, I would suggest making headbands since those are really in style right now. You can make bows or buy ready made flowers and make all sorts of cute headbands. We have tutorials on how to make these headbands if you’d like links to them. I sometimes put the bows on tiny clips and clip them to the headband so I can still use the bows for when my daughter has too much hair for an elastic headband. I do think these clips are super cute, but I don’t see them being used that often without falling out a lot. But someone out there loves them and wanted a tutorial so maybe they would work for your new niece. :) I hope this helps!” Thank you again so much Rose! Good luck with your cute little bows and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle :)

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