Vintage Inspired Felt Bows


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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

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Shannon posted on October 6, 2011 at 6:04 am (#

    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 :)

    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm (#

      Thanks Shannon! Definitely five them another try! They’re so fun! {hugs}

  2. Kelley posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:46 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm (#

      Me too! They’re so cute! Have a good weekend! Xoxo

  3. Mauri posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm (#

      Lol! I know girls are trouble! So many cute things to make/buy!

  4. Macey posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm (#

    I saw this site on the AZ Midday today, very cute.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm (#

      Thanks Macey! Glad you stopped by! Have a good weekend! Xo

  5. Lolly Jane posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm (#

    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 :)


    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm (#

      Thanks girls! Ah that would be so cute with the brown felt!!

  6. Melissa posted on October 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm (#

    I love these! I like little head accessories for my little girl. I’ll be making some this weekend w/ netting :)

    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm (#

      Me too! The netting is the perfect touch. Have a good weekend! Xo

  7. Mallory posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm (#

    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!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm (#

      Ohh that would be SO cute! Can’t believe you have to wear ear warmers! Lol

  8. Vicki Bensinger posted on October 7, 2011 at 6:27 am (#

    Jamielyn, you are so creative. Your little girl is the cutest model ever! I would so buy these from you if I still had little ones.

  9. linda @ craftaholics anonymous posted on October 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm (#

    so cute Jamie!! you’re making me baby hungry…!!! lol jk
    happy crafting,

  10. Laura posted on October 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm (#

    How adorable. What a great tutorial!

  11. Amy {The Idea Room} posted on October 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm (#

    These are adorable Jamielyn! I love all the colors…but of course I am a sucker for gray right now…especially with the fun white trim.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm (#

      Thanks Amy!! Ooo me too… loving the whole grey trend! So fun!! {{hugs}}

  12. JEssica at Me Sew Crazy posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:48 am (#

    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 No spelling bee wins for me!

    Hope you are having a great day!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm (#

      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!

  13. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts posted on October 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm (#

      Thanks Mandy! xoxo

  14. Roslyn posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm (#

    They are divine. Can’t wait to make some for my girls. Love the lace and trims.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm (#

      Thanks Roslyn! Aren’t girls so fun?! Love all the bows and girly things! :)

  15. marisa posted on October 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm (#

    Cute! I saw the same bow on Ruffles and Stuff but I like your vintage look to them.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm (#

      Thanks Marisa! They’re super fun and easy to make! {{hugs}}

  16. Eliza posted on October 13, 2011 at 7:26 am (#

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

  17. Rebekah posted on October 13, 2011 at 8:20 am (#

    Oh gosh, too cute! Love the lace trim, it really adds a lot!
    So totally pinning these to try….today. Or tomorrow. ;)

  18. Simply Good: Cooking with Rebecca posted on October 13, 2011 at 9:21 am (#

    This such a cute bow! I cant wait to make several clips for my daughter.

  19. Jennie Larsen posted on October 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm (#


  20. jamie posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm (#

    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)!

  21. Diana @ The Girl Creative posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm (#

    Those are so cute. And so easy to make! I made my girls a bunch of rosette headbands and I’m thinking I may have to try these next. :) Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  22. Rachael @ Fresh Squeezed Home posted on October 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm (#

    So cute I love it …thanks for the tutorial!

  23. Tea Rose Home posted on October 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm (#

    This is so cute! Thank you for linking to my party. :)

  24. Kim posted on October 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm (#

    Very cute. Very sweet. And it looks easy to make. A definate for my daughter

  25. Clemencia posted on October 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm (#

    These are adorable, thank You so much for the tutorial, looking foward to see more :)

  26. Mariam posted on November 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm (#

    Simple and easy.. i really like it :)

  27. Dawn Reese posted on November 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm (#

    These are amazing and simple! I cant wait to try them on my bracelets,bags,pillows and so much more.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:40 pm (#

      Thanks Dawn! That’s a great idea!! Would be super cute!

  28. Sarah Ortega posted on December 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm (#

    I love these! I have made a few bow clips for my girl, a pin for me, and I used one on a diy Christmas ornament tutorial. I linked to you one my post here

  29. BalletGirl16 posted on December 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm (#

    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 :)

  30. Azizah posted on December 21, 2011 at 12:03 am (#

    so cute,simple and easy…i like it….its look beautiful <3
    Thanks for tutorial !

  31. tiffany posted on January 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm (#

    the bows are sooo cute!! <3 love them ^.^

  32. Melinda posted on January 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm (#

    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!

  33. Eileen posted on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm (#

    These bows are so cute! How do you make that ruffle and what material is it?

  34. fabiana posted on May 9, 2012 at 8:42 am (#

    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!

  35. Natalie B. posted on May 15, 2012 at 10:52 am (#

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

  36. courtney posted on July 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm (#

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

  37. Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. posted on November 13, 2013 at 8:11 am (#

    This are perfect and look so simple and beautiful. Thinking I will whip some up for stocking stuffers! I featured this on my Handmade Gift Ideas!

  38. Tiffany posted on June 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm (#

      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! :)

  39. Catarina Ostinowsky posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:37 pm (#

    I love your work….thank you

  40. TJ posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:35 am (#

    I absolutely loved the felt bow tutorial and am grateful you shared it! 
    Thank you!


  41. Laura posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:35 pm (#

    I love your great pictures, and easy to follow directions . Thank it was just what I was looking for. Laura