I've been thinking about making hair bows for my baby girl since before she was born. I don't really go crazy dressing her up, but putting on a bow for special outings is just too precious!
They look so simple, but I've been intimidated to try. It stinks being a perfectionist. It's hard for me to try new things because I usually just assume they won't live up to my expectations.
I thought I would at least start my bow making adventures by finding some good resources. I hit the jackpot and wanted to share some links. Even if you don't have a baby girl, these bows would make awesome baby shower gifts or "just because" gifts for a certain special, precious little niece :)
GirlyThingsBows.com - Tutorials on tons of different bows and more, like how to line alligator clips
Beginniner's Bow Guide - Huge list of great links here at MakeBowsAndMore.
Great Step-by-Step instructions on how to make a Pinwheel Bow at hair-hardware.com.
I've also found some good sources for buying supplies in "bulk". Not planning on going into mass production, but I figure there's gotta be cheaper options than the local craft stores.
There are also a lot of YouTube videos on how to make all the different styles of bows. I find it really helpful to be able to see all the steps, like How to Make a Twisted Bow.
I also came across whole blogs dedicated to little girl hairstyles! There really is a blog for everything. I'm excited because one weird irrational "Mom Worry" I've had is 'how am I going to style my daughter's hair someday when I can barely manage a decent ponytail for myself??" Now I at least have some good sources!
I'm thinking of getting some of my Mommy friends together for a hair bow making party soon. I'm hoping by posting this I'll be motivated to follow through and share some finished projects. I will be sure to share.