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I LOVE little bows! These little felt bows have to be the cutest thing ever! I absolutely love having a little girl. She is such a sweet heart.  I love dressing her up and making her fun flowers and bows. You should see her bow board … it is over flowing… literally! lol! Today I’m going to show you how to make these fun felt bows!

felt bow

Vintage Inspired Felt Bow {no-sew}


  • Felt
  • Hot Glue
  • scissors or rotary cutter
  • measuring tape
  • trim or lace

tutorial felt flowers

1. To start the felt bow cut 2 pieces of felt (A) 1in x 6in and (B) 1in x 4in

2. Take piece (A) and fold one edge into center and glue. This should measure 1 1/2 inches. Then take the other end and fold into center, bumping heads with the other edge.

3. Put a dab of glue in the center and pinch together. Hold for 10 seconds.

4. Cut a small piece of felt (C) 1/2in x 2in

how to make felt flowers

5. Put hot glue on piece B.

6. Lay piece A on top of B. Make sure you have enough glue on there to make it stick well.

7. Cut off the extra felt (into the curve) with your scissors.

8. Cut ends to a point.

how to make felt flowers

9. To finish the felt bow take piece C and wrap around the center of the bow.

10. Glue the two ends on the back side.

11. Attach trim, lace, rhinestones to center. They look plain cute too!

12. Attach elastic, pin or hair clip to the back of the felt bow if desired.


Enjoy your new felt bows! Felt comes in a variety of colors, so you can have one in every color! IMG_2140

Another fun way to dress them up, is to sew or glue a ruffle on the back of the bow. :)


You can even get a little more creative and add some tulle! :) Enjoy your new felt bows!


LOVE these felt bows… my little girl has WAY too many bows! Okay…who are we kidding?! You can never have enough bows! Winking smile

Here’s a step-by-step info graphic for these felt bows.

Felt bow step-by-step tutorial on I Heart Nap Time

Soo… What’s your favorite color?!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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52 Responses to “Vintage Inspired Felt Bows”

  1. Shannon

    love this tutorial! I have tried the no-sew bows before and I think I am too heavy with the hot glue, but I am going to give it another go. With the little piece of vintage-y lace, they are adorable! And the tulle!!!! Thanks for the how-to :)

  2. Kelley

    I love felt.. and I love bows. So, of course Im going to have to make these now! Thanks for the tute Jamielyn! :)

  3. Mauri

    I LOVE little felt bows! I think they are adorable in every color, I don’t think I could just pick 1! Love that you added some lace in the middle. If I ever have a baby girl I’m in big trouble!

  4. Lolly Jane

    Absolutely darling, Jamielyn!
    I have a cute chubby boy so I’m thinking about altering this tute for a felt bowtie… fingers crossed it doesn’t look too funky! lol Thanks for the inspiration :)


  5. Mallory

    I am obsessed with the tan-ish one! I could totally put these on ear warmer headbands that I’m about to make! I LOVE THEM JAM!!

  6. JEssica at Me Sew Crazy

    These are adorable, so simple & sweet. I love them! My favorite color would have to be turquoise…unfortunately I always need spell check in order to spell it properly..lol. No spelling bee wins for me!

    Hope you are having a great day!

    • Jamielyn

      hahaha this made me laugh! i’m the same way with the color turquoise… love it but I’m always second guessing it’s spelling!

  7. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday!! You were featured today!
    -Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  8. Eliza

    Love, Love, Love! I am just obsessed with felt right now and these are darn right adorable. Thanks for such a great tutorial!

  9. jamie

    Hi Jamie! I am a new follower of your blog… I love it. I think these bows are adorable. I really have to make some for my little one. She is finally getting enough hair for bows (well, kinda)!

  10. BalletGirl16

    These bows are so awesome and cute, and the best thing is that they are soooooo easy to make!!! Thanks so much for this tutorial, I’m gonna be making plenty of these babies over the holidays :)

  11. Melinda

    These bows are absolutely adorable, I can’t have a favorite color,or style, cause they are ALL amazing. Can’t wait to make some and do lots of different things with them, first thing make hair “bows” for my granddaughter. Yayy!

  12. fabiana

    Thanks for the tutorial! I LOVE these! I am going to try them with my girls in bible study class this Saturday! I’m sure they’ll love them too!

  13. Natalie B.

    I adore these! What kind of fabric did you use to make the ruffles on the bottom?

  14. courtney

    I love these! What material did you use for the ruffles? More felt or is that ribbon?

  15. Tiffany

    Loved these I went a little overboard making them. Your Tutorial was super easy to follow and well written thanks for sharing it.

    • Jamielyn

      I definitely went overboard making these too! They are so fun and easy to make. I’m glad the tutorial was easy for you to follow! :)