Friday, September 3, 2010

The Girl Has Got to Look Good (even for soccer)

When I said, "I need to make a bow for Emma to wear to soccer"  my husband gave me a very funny look, but really even at a soccer game it is important to look good.  Right?  So the other day I threw together this little cutie.

It was super easy and perfect for a pony tail.

First I dug through my ribbon stash for all the white and red (that wasn't Christmasy) I could find.  Then I cut them to even lengths and used fray check on the ends.  I prefer to put a little fray check on my finger and then run the ribbon through that rather than try to put it directly on the ribbon.  Does anyone know of a better way to keep ribbon from fraying?

Then I criss crossed the ribbons, put one of the thick red ones on top and used a needle and thread to sew them at the middle.

Then I took the other thick red ribbon and sew perpendicular to the other ribbons attaching the rubber band.

And there you have it. One super cute bow perfect for helping you spot your little soccer princess in a crowd.


  1. Oh man I want a little girl that plays soccer! Reminds me of me! Only I wasn't nearly that cute! Love the bow!

  2. Cute idea! To keep my ribbons from fraying I heat seal the ends with a candle. If you just lightly burn the edges they won't fray. Works great:)

  3. I often get emotionally involved. Like when I read your post, I can cry, laugh, sad, funny, depending on your written words. I think you are a sensitive person.