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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Superhero Hair Bows

This fall I kept seeing this pic floating around the internet and thought the idea was super cute.

So I decided to make superhero hair bows for one of my nieces for Christmas.

I started by covering a penny in two layers of polyester lining fabric.  A quick running stitch around the outside of a circle can easily be drawn up to encase any round, flat object like this.

After pulling the running stitches snugly I took a dozen or so stitches in all directions over the back to ensure the front would lay smoothly and snugly over the coin.

Then I painted them.  Each covered coin received a coat or two of paint as a base coat (in this case white) which was allowed to dry fully before any additional paint was added.

 I pulled a variety of ribbons from my ribbon bag and my husband and I came up with what we thought were the best combination of ribbon colors to superhero logos.

I needed a foundation onto which to attach the decorations and I found these little barrettes that I hoped might be the right size to stay in her very fine hair.

I stitched the ribbon (or in this case lace) to each barrette before stitching on the superhero logo.  Here I've stitched it on with white thread so you can see but I did most of them with clear/ monofilament thread.

For some reason I forgot to take a picture of all of the finished bows but here, at least, is a pic of all of the painted logos.

Supergirl, Wonderwoman, Batgirl, Captain America, and the Green Lantern

It was a fun project and though they turned out very different from the inspiration pic I'm very happy with the result. As for my niece, I think she was happier with the personalized snowglobe we put together. After all, it's a snowglobe and she's not entirely comfortable keeping 'stuff' in her hair yet, which is cool with me because some days neither am I.

Hope your week has started out positively.


  1. Very cool idea! Wish I could have seen all the other bows too.

  2. Love your idea, I think I will be making some to go with my Doctor Who dress, when I finally get around to it.


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