Mom took out some scrap denim & build this sweet project

Depending on your generation, hair bows can call to mind many different memories and feelings. They’ve been around at least since the 18th century and throughout the decades have embodied different styles and sub-cultures. They’ve been used by punks, Dorothy on her way to see the Wizard, celebrities, and baby girls (so people might finally stop asking if she’s a boy or a girl). No matter what you associate with bows, they are a hair accessory that is here to stay and you can get in on this easy-to-style trend  with a custom denim bow made from scraps. 
This project is perfect for the beginner sewer who is looking for a fun way to use what they make. While we give approximate sizes for the scraps we use, feel free to use bigger or small sections to create the perfectly sized bow for you. 
- Denim scraps
- Fabric scissors
- Iron
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread
- Bobby pin
1. First, remove any hems on your scraps. Then, cut a rectangle. 
2. Once you have your rectangle and all hems or seams are removed, lay it out flat. Cut a strip about 1 inch wide off the long side. Set that piece aside. 

3. Iron the larger piece of the rectangle. Fold it in half lengthwise with the wrong side facing out. Pin it in place. Now fold your long skinny piece in half lengthwise with the wrong side facing out. Pin that in place. 
4. Use your sewing machine to sew along your pinned edges.
5. Pull your pieces right side out, taking care to not rip your freshly-sewn seam. Then, fold your bigger piece in half. Pin the shorter pieces that are touching in place. Sew across the pinned edge. Trim the fray just above this new seam. You should now have a closed circle cuff. 
6. Turn your cuff so the new seam is on the inside of the circle and hold the piece flat. Pinch the middle of the flattened piece and gather both sides to the middle pinched part. This will create the bow structure.
7. Insert a couple of straight pins through the pinched and gathered fabric. This is only to hold the shape in place. Use a needle and thread to sew the gathered fabric together. 
8. Next, you’ll need the long skinny strip you sewed at the beginning. Wrap it around the middle of the bow where you sewed the gathered fabric. Trim any excess fabric in the back of the bow. 
9. Lay one end of the skinny strip over the other and used your thread and needle to sew it closed. 
10. With your bow completed, you just need a bobby pin. Gently open the bobby pin and slide one arm of it through the middle loop. Add this cute accessory to any outfit for a fun, girly look. 
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