5 minutes DIY: Leather Bow Hair Tie

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

The very first tutorial I published here, over two years ago, was a DIY leather bow bracelet. It looks like my love for leather bow accessories and easy & quick DIY projects hasn't changed!

I used vegan leather but genuine leather would work just as well. Scraps work great for this project, as you only need a small piece. However, the leather needs to be quite thin and supple- otherwise, knotting will require an herculean strength.

By the way, I'm doing this project as part of Brittni's Skillshare class, The How-To on How-Tos, which teaches everything you need to know to create a share-worthy tutorial (from coming up with the idea to styling and shooting to getting your tutorial into the hands of editors, and more), all taught by an amazing teacher. If you're interested, you can save $10 if you enroll via my referral link (which brings the class to only $10).

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

Supplies:
  • Small piece of leather, at least 6 1/2" x 2" (17cm x 5cm)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Hair tie
  • Pen or pencil
  • Free printable pattern. Click here to open it. 



Print and cut the pattern. Trace it onto your piece of leather, and cut out. Add the hair tie and knot. That's it! 5 minutes tops, and you're ready to wear your new bow proudly.

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

I decided to challenge myself and take a picture of myself with the bow. It's been hard. I'm so uncomfortable with selfies- please be indulgent!

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

DIY Leather Bow Hair Tie

34 comments:

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  2. LOVELY! I heart simplicity ;) Following you on bloglovin.
    Ursula, blogger at
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  3. This is so cute, I love these little minimalist bows in your color choices :)

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  4. So pretty and easy.. Thanks for sharing! :D

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  5. Cute little bow - very 60s! You're adorable, Clemence. :)

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  6. You did such a great job with this Clemence. The photos turned out great and you are adorable.

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  7. My daughter will love this. Hello Pinterest for later :)

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  8. Love this! I think I know what I'm doing for gifts for friends come holiday season!

    xx
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  9. This is a lovely DIY. The pictures are pretty and the steps very clear ! Don't worry concerning your selfie: you look very nice !^^

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  10. This is a lovely DIY. The pictures are pretty and the steps very clear ! Don't worry concerning your selfie: you look very nice !^^

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  11. Pretty nice cute chic .. Im missing words

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  12. really lovely simple idea!!
    Thank you!

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  13. Am I the only one who has problems with tying it?

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  14. Hi there!

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of pink crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecrafts.com/blog/fc/pink-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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  15. This is adorable! Would you share where you bought that awesome colored leather?
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    1. Hi Chelsea, glad you like it! It's actually faux leather. I bought it at my local fabric store, which is called "tissu des ursules".

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  16. Where do you get your leather?

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  17. Where do you get your leather?

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    1. Hi Amanda, it's actually vegan/faux leather. I bought it at my local fabric store, which is called "tissu des ursules".

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  18. I am curious about the leather as well. When I search for faux leather or vegan leather, it all has a felt or flannel backing on it (like vinyl) unlike real leather. It seems the pink bow you have made has the appearance of real leather.

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  19. I love it! I just have such a hard time finding the right type of leather with colors like the pink from these pictures.

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  20. Anonymous4/15/2015

    Hi, I saw someone selling these bows on Etsy.

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    1. Anonymous4/16/2015

      I just wanted to let you know because they opened their shop up a year after you posted this and are claiming it's theirs.

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  21. Great!! I will try. Thanks in advance :)

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  28. I love this bow! How much should I reduce the pattern size, to make it for a baby? (I assume this one is adult size? Thank you!

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  29. I just submitted my email - so asking the question again hoping the response will be emailed: How much should i reduce the pattern size, to make it for a baby?

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