How To: No Sew Bow Headbands For Baby

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One of the challenges for me transitioning to motherhood has been the lack of sleep. Of course it’s an understood from the time you discover you’re expecting that sleep will soon become a hot commodity. But nothing can truly prepare you for the zombie-like state that comes with having a newborn. One night during an exhaustion fueled debate about some baby/household responsibility my husband and I looked over at our dog…with his bloodshot eyes we realized he was more tired than we were. Since one of us was always up with the babies, so was he. It was time to prioritize sleep.

What worked for us was actually sleeping separately for a little while. I slept in the room with the babies and my husband in the guest room with the monitor. I got up to do the midnight feeding; he, the 3 o’clock. That way each of us got a stretch of sleep, allowing us to function during the day; mostly with a just a little bit of caffeine support.

And now, around 5 months old, they’re starting to sleep through the night! However, now my body is programmed to still get up in the middle of the night. Sigh. Hopefully, soon it’ll figure things out.

Until then, here is a fun craft to do if you happen to be up in the middle of the night, or anytime really. Scroll down for the full tutorial!

No Sew Baby Bows


  • Woven fabric
  • Fabric Glue
  • Clothespin
  • Nylon Headband

Step 1: Cut Rectangle FRom Fabric

Mine measured 3″ x 6″.

Step 2: Fold Lengthwise edges into The Middle

Press, then glue down.

STEP 3: Fold Widthwise Edges into the Middle

Press, then glue down.

Step 4: Create Pleats

Pinch the rectangle in the center, then bring the edges in to meet the pleat. Clip the pleats together with the clothespin and let dry.

Step 5: Make Bow Wrap

Cut another rectangle of fabric; mine measure 1″ x 5″.

Step 6: Fold Lengthwise Edges in and over one another

Press, and glue.

Step 7: Attach bow to headband

I placed a dot of glue on the back of the bow. Then placed the headband. Another dot of glue to secure the wrap, and wrap the strip around the bow and headband. Secure with glue. Hold with clothespin to dry. Trim end of strip.

Finally, slip the headband on your little lady and admire your adorable handiwork.

Happy Crafting!

Love, Erin


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