Anatomy of Boutique Hair Bows
Here’s a reference guide to show you the anatomy of a boutique bow! These are some of the bits and pieces that you can stack together to make fabulous hair bows. Also a book review!
I really like the detailed instructions and illustrations. I wish I started making bows with a book like this; rather than ambling around the internet trying to figure things out. I lost piles of ribbon to failed hair bow attempts. And my kid may have worn a few less than stellar bows back in the day. *Hangs head in shame*
I have a much higher hair bow success rate these days, but this book has improved my technique a ton- and learned some new tricks too! 50 Ribbon Rosettes & Bows to Make is a great resource for beginners to pro bow-makers.
My pinwheels and twisted boutique bows are looking a lot smarter after reading the book. Those are some of basic hair bow components. My next project may be some gift toppers because working with wired and ribbon is a little trickier for me.
There are some advanced ribbon projects in the book too. Like the star cockade, shown above. Once you can make that, everyone will think you are a total bad@$$.
Deanna published this tutorial on how to sew this ribbon cockade, download it here :)
I thought it would be fun to show you the anatomy of a boutique hair bow: the different parts and pieces that make the big ridiculous bows I love so much. These are all techniques covered in the book.
Update: Practice makes perfect. Reading this book improved my technique, but looking back I can see that my current bows are much better. So don’t ever give up!
The Anatomy of Boutique Hair Bows
Those are a few of the components that make up the anatomy of boutique hair bows. With these pieces, I ended up with this over the top holiday bow.
If you enjoyed this post, you may like my tutorial on how to make bottle caps with epoxy stickers, or how to stack a boutique bow. If you’d rather just buy a bow, swing by my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!