No time to make a bow?! Create a super cute bow that needs no sewing or gluing, just elastics! The tutorial is so easy, check it out!
Hi! I’m Palak from Make it Handmade! I’m here to share how to make my No Sew-No Glue Bow Tutorial!
Have you ever had the perfect ribbon to match that dress– but you are already late for the party? These little no sew, no glue bows can literally be made in the car on the way to your destination. Believe me, I’ve done it!
The trick are these little latex rubber bands. If you have a little girl, you probably already have these. If not, you can find these at any megamart (or even the dollar store!). The only other thing you need is ribbon! Any type or size will do. I used 7/8″ and 1 1/2″ ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat.
The Ribbon Retreat has a HUGE selection of ribbon in tons of sizes. They have great prices so have fun shopping.
Let’s get started! The ribbon I use is about 7.5 inches long.
Instead of heat sealing, just cut the ends at an angle to control the fraying.
Overlap the edges as shown. The overlap will be the back of the bow.
Pinch or accordion fold the ribbon.
While holding it tight, wrap a latex rubber band around it. And you are done! You can also make these with scraps of fabric, as shown in my two minute bow tutorial.
To make a double bow, use two lengths of ribbon pinched together. Accordion fold and rubber band just as before.
I overlapped the pink ribbon a bit more, so the orange ribbon would show through the back.
I use this bow as is, by wrapping the rubber band around a ponytail. But what if your little girl doesn’t have enough hair to put in a ponytail? (We waited a long time for that, too!) Simply slip a snap clip into the rubber band to make a clippie.
If your little girl is very young and has very little hair, you can always use one of these baby headbands. Make a small slip knot with a rubber band as shown.
Put one side of the rubber band into the other to form a loop.
Then, wrap that loop around your hair bow.
And you are done! All of these took me just a few minutes. For more simple solutions to everything handmade, come visit me at Make It Handmade!
Thank you Palak!
These bows are so cute and easy! And I love that in just a couple minutes, you can make a super cute bow for your little one. Thank you to Palak for sharing her creativity!
The Ribbon Retreat carries a ton of ribbon and fabric, as well as clips and headbands, that will help you create the look you need with these cute bows. Everything is high quality and the prices are awesome!
Make sure to visit Palak’s blog, Make It Handmade. I love her blog! She has beautiful pictures and is so fun to read. You can find tons of tutorials. I love her Serger Tutorials series (I am totally pinning this for when I get a serger!) and I love her clothing tutorials. I especially love this Sunshine Skirt tutorial.
So be sure to visit and learn all sorts of fun stuff and look at beautiful projects!
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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor