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

of I Heart Naptime

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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56 comments on “Vintage Inspired Felt Bows”

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

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

  5. 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 :)


  6. 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!!

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

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

  10. How adorable. What a great tutorial!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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


  20. Diana @ The Girl Creative Reply

    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

  21. 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)!

  22. So cute I love it …thanks for the tutorial!

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

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

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

  26. Simple and easy.. i really like it :)

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

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

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

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

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

  36. 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. Reply

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

  39. Catarina Ostinowsky Reply

    I love your work….thank you

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


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

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