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Lola loves… A felt bow hairslide

I love this felt hair bow. It’s perfect for bright colour block outfits and gives an outfit a really summery feel. I’ve worn it lots since making it.

All you gave to do is cut the bow shape and then the two ribbon ‘tails’ from your choice of felt and glue them to a hair clip.

Cutting the bow and tails separately gives it more movement, which looks prettier when it’s on.

You can use an image from the Internet as a template but the shape is so simple you probably won’t need to. I drew half a bow on felt with tailors chalk, folded the felt in half and cut round the edge, when I unfolded it I had a perfectly symmetrical bow.

I added detail with a fabric pen but next time I will sew the detail with rope stitch, which I think will look neater and add some extra texture and interest. I can’t wait to try this with different coloured felt as well!

I glued the pieces together and then glued them on to a large silver clip used for finger waves, you can pick a set of these up at most chemists.


Lola loves… A knitted bow necklace

I’m not a great knitter and can only manage the basics, like a scarf. I really must learn more but in the interim, I liked this idea because it uses basic skills to make something other than another flipping neck warmer!

This little gem is relatively quick to knock up and trust me, if you know the basic knit stitch you can nail it.

What you will need:
Wool
Knitting needles (I used size 10)
Necklace chain
4x jump rings
1x clasp
Pliers
Scissors

 

 
Knit a small rectangle – imagine a bath towel for Barbie. I knitted 6 by 30 rows. Of course, you can use any colour and any blend of wool but try to go for thin needles and thin wool so that you get a small, neat stitch.

Once you have finished, secure the end of the knitting and cut the wool leaving about 10″. Take the two shortest ends of your rectangle and stitch them together using the  excess wool, this will leave you with a loop of knitting.

Then wrap the rest of the excess wool around the centre point creating a bow shape. You can cut more wool if you need it, or use a pretty ribbon, perhaps decorate it with a button?

So now you have your knitted bow pendant. Next, attach it to the chain. Take two equal lengths of chain. My necklace sits in the middle of my decoletage  but you could go longer or shorter. Measure up before you cut or order the chain.

Using your pliers, attach a jump ring to both ends of one chain. Before closing the last jump ring, loop it through a couple of stitches on the bow, then seal to close it.

Do the same with the other length of chain and attach it to the other side of the bow.

Then attach a clasp to the end of the chain, opposite to where you have attached the bow… And then wear with pride!


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