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DIY Leather Bow Headband

Looking for a cute accessory for a baby photo shoot? Make this adorable DIY leather bow headband for your little nugget’s star photoshoot.

Baby wearing a DIY leather bow headband

After I acquired some amazing colored leather scraps (at a very low price!), I couldn’t wait to get started on some projects. The very first project I had in mind was making some DIY leather bow headbands for my daughters’ hair. How cute do those bows look?!? (Well… it could be the model, but I think the bows are pretty cute too!)

Baby holding a pillow wearing a DIY leather bow headband

I started by using the DIY leather bow template below:

Leather Bow Template

Using this template, I followed these directions to make the bows (materials and instructions included!).

Once the leather bows were made, I grabbed some decorative elastic. I measured the elastic around my daughters head (making sure it would be a bit snug to stay on), then sewed the ends together. I used my sewing machine, but you can do this by hand as well. I sewed the ends together, and then sewed the flaps down as well so that the elastic sat flat on the back of her head.

Lastly, I used E6000 (same glue as used in the tutorial above) and glued the bow in place, slightly off-centre. Ta-da! Now you have a beautiful decorative DIY leather bow headband!

DIY leather bow headband on a baby
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Please comment if you have any questions or suggestions :)


Monday 23rd of February 2015

Where did you find that leather? I've been searching everywhere, and do I need to find pretty thin leather?


Monday 23rd of February 2015

I actually purchased it at a local Len's Mill Store in Canada. They sell scraps of leather for very cheap :)