Did you miss me? I have been totally out of the loop since we have been dealing with a nasty stomach virus that landed me, my daughter and my husband in the ER between the end of last week and most of this week as well. The only one that so far has miraculously escaped has been my son and hope I'm just not jinxing it by writing this, since we have a wedding to attend on Sunday and really need to be back in shape by them.
Anyway, a week ago I stayed at home to take care of my daughter (she was the first one to come down with the virus) and because I was not sick then (or at least not showing any symptoms) I felt the need to cheer her up (and do something with my hands other than changing puked bed sheets), so I came up with the puffy bow hair clips.
After making the first bow I decided to create a small tutorial and took all the pictures. Then I got sick as well and never finished writing the post. Now, finally, here it is.
Start with some cute fabric and some simple hair clips.
To make the bow, cut a square of fabric as shown below. I did not measure the fabric but you can see how it compares to the clip at its side to have an idea.
Then fold the square in half to get a rectangle...
...and, wrong sides together, sew around the long side and one of the shorter sides of the rectangle, leaving open the other shorter side.
Turn it inside out, insert polyester filling through the opening...
... and then sew the opening shut. You now have something that resembles a small pillow:
Now cut a smaller rectangle of fabric and fold both edges over (it will resemble bias tape).
Pin and sew the tip of the fabric onto the back of your "pillow" and pull it around the body of the bow:
Trim excess fabric and sew the other end at back as well, to maintain the bow shape. You have made one puffy bow!
Sew or glue it to the hair clip and your puffy bow hair clips are ready to be used (as long as glue is dry, LOL).
It is an easy and simple way to make cute hair clips to match all your girl's outfits.