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How to Make a Stacked Hair Bow + Free Hair Bow SVG

Creating fun hair accessories is a dream of most moms of little girls.

I remember when my daughter was a baby I started having her wear bows and headbands really young.  I couldn't wait for all the fun bows I would make her as she grew.

Like these fun and free bow template SVG and PDF files.  Yep, FREE!!
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For many years, the only hair accessories she had were mini korker bows.  They were so easy to make and with so little hair, they looked great.


When she got a little older we went for large ribbon bows and rosettes.

But just this year, we've graduated to leather hair accessories.  She has nice long red hair and hair accessories make her little heart skip a beat.

free printable hair bow templates

That is why I am so excited about these hair bow tutorials.  Yes, I made them using adorable Christmas faux leathers, but they can work year round.

Plus, they can dress up any outfit to make it have a bit more pzazz or sparkle, which let's face it, my 6 year old always needs more sparkle. 


free bow template

Each of these designs comes in both SVG and PDF format.  That means you don't need a cutting machine to create these designs.  Just a good solid pair of scissors like these Fiskars I use.

Learn how to make stacked hair bows out of faux leather in this quick hair bow tutorial.


Follow along with their the photo tutorial or the simple video tutorial.  Just make sure to turn off your ad blockers.



Free Hair Bow Tutorial

Materials Needed


  • Free Printable Bow Templates - download at the end of the post
  • Or, free bow SVG Cut File - download at the end of the post
  • Faux leather - I get mine on Etsy
  • Cardstock
  • Hot Glue
  • Hair Clips
  • Headband
  • Optional:  Cutting machine - I use the Cricut Maker


Make sure to check out our video here in the post on how to make stacked hair bows.  If you can't see it, make sure to turn off your ad blockers.




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Step 1
Print the PDF bow templates and cut out the bow pieces.

Or use the Cricut purple mat or a strong grip mat and place the vinyl print side down on the mat.  Cut out designs.







Twisted Leather Hair Bow



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Step 2
Fold the outside tab of the bow template into the center of the bow.  Glue down.  Repeat with opposite side.

Repeat step with second bow piece.

Place a dab of glue in the center of one of the finished bows and place the other bow slightly turned on the glue.





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Step 3
Glue the "ribbon" piece to the back of the bow.  Glue the bow tail on the back of the bow.

Wrap the tail around the front of the bow.





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Step 4
Glue a hair clip to the back of the bow.  Open the clip, wrap the remaining tail through through the open clip and glue it down.

This will keep the clip in place as well.


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Isn't this just a fun twisted hair bow!


Snowflake Punched Hair Bow

faux leather bow template
Step 5
Fold the outside tab of the small bow template into the center of the bow.  Glue down.  Repeat with opposite side.

Glue the small bow to the center inside of the punched bow template.




how to make stacked hair bows
Step 6
Fold the outside tab of the punched bow template into the center of the bow.  Glue down.  Repeat with opposite side.

The smaller bow should now be encased in the larger bow.





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Step 7
Glue the encased bow to the center of the flat ribbon.

Place a bit of glue on a headband and press the bow to the headband.






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Step 8
Take the bow tail and glue it to the back of the bow and headband.

Wrap the tail around the front of the bow and headband.  Glue the end to the back of the bow.




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I love how each headband can be different even when using the same hair bow template.  Just change of the color or texture of leather and you've got a brand new look.

Holly and Ivy Christmas Bow


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Step 9
For this bow, you'll be repeating several of the previous steps..

Fold the outside tab of the holly bow template into the center of the bow.  Glue down.  Repeat with opposite side.

Glue the holly bow to the center of the flat ribbon.

Glue a hair clip to the back of the bow.  Open the clip, wrap the remaining tail through through the open clip and glue it down.



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 Step 10
Glue the ivy pieces to the front of the bow.

Finally, glue the three holly berries in a bunch over the ivy.




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This might just be my favorite Christmas bow.  But I do love them all.


I hope this hair bow tutorial and video helped you see how easy it is to make a stacked hair bow.  


Want a the free hair bow template?  You can choose either the PDF print file OR if you have a cutting machine, grab the SVG cut file and make cutting out the pattern quick.

Don't forget that you can resize the SVG file to make the bow large or smaller.  

  




Learn how to make stacked hair bows out of faux leather in this quick hair bow tutorial.

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