Handmade Crafts with Cricut at Hochanda
Learn how to make a butterfly hair bow with this fun tutorial from Cricut. Read on for everything you need for this sweet scrap busting project!
Time to Make:
30 mins – 1 hour
This cute butterfly hair bow project is for the Cricut Maker™ and uses the rotary blade to cut unbacked or unbonded fabric.
Approximately 4” x 4” (10.2 cm x 10.2 cm)
Materials to cut:
Pink Print Fabric such as Cricut Design Fabric On Trend sampler pack – 11” x 6” (28cm x 15/2 cm)
Cricut Maker fabric grip mat 12×12 (comes with the Maker)
Rotary Blade (comes with the Maker)
Hand sewing needle and thread
Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
Cricut recommends reading through all of the project steps before beginning. Note the direction of print for each fabric piece.
Locate the Butterfly Hair Bow project in Cricut Design Space and click ‘Make It’.
Place the pink fabric on the mat, right side down. Load the mat into the machine and click the Cricut Go button to cut the fabric.
Familiarise yourself with the pieces of the project. With right sides together, pin the two large butterfly wing pieces together.
Sew with a ¼” (6mm) seam around the edge of the large wing pieces, leaving a 1-2” (2.5 cm -5.1 cm) opening for turning in the middle curved areas so it’s covered later.
Clip all curves generously.
Using a chopstick or turning tool, turn the wing pieces right side out through the turning hole.
Repeat these steps with the bottom wing pieces.
Press both pieces, taking care to tuck turning hole fabric under. Top stitch or hand stitch closed if desired.
Fold the rectangular piece in half lengthwise right sides together, and stitch across the short side and up the long side. Leave top short side open for turning.
Clip corners and turn right side out with turning tool. Press.
Tuck the small wing pieces behind the large wing piece, about halfway down so that they overlap just on the bottom of the large wing piece.
Pinch in the middle narrow portion and wrap the rectangular piece around the pinched portion and pin.
Hand stitch the rectangular piece together with the raw edge tucked under the turned portion.
Hot glue gun or stitch the hair band to the back of the bow to finish.