Easy 10 minutes knotted hair ties sewing pattern

Girls love adorable and vibrant hair accessories, making these knotted hair ties an ideal choice for your little one! Resembling charming little bows, they can be effortlessly styled in just a matter of minutes. In approximately an hour, you’ll have a delightful collection of colored hair ties to complement your daughter’s wardrobe perfectly.

Knotted hair ties

Fabric hair ties

These adorable knotted hair ties are great for pigtails, ponytails or buns and are a cute accessory at any time. This is a great project for beginners or kids, as it only needs basic sewing skills. Ellie loves her new hair bows, they’re great ponytail holders, so these knot hair ties were a great project to use up some leftover fabric pieces lingering in my stash.

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How to use knotted hair ties?

These cute knotted hair ties are also great as gifts or as an identical group accessory for sisters, cousins or for your daughter and her friends. This way, everyone will know they are tied together as friends.

Even better: if she ever gets bored with a tie color, she can always unknot the bow and move it onto a different tie or other hair accessory.

Tips for selecting the right fabric for the knotted hair ties

  • Choose medium to lightweight fabrics. Avoid bulky materials that will make it difficult to tie or shape the bow.
  • Try using different types of fabric for a unique look and texture. Cotton, linen, fat quarters are just some examples of fabrics you can experiment with.
  • Consider the print and pattern on the fabric. A smaller pattern or solid color may be more suitable compared to a large print.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match fabrics to create contrast or complementary colors. It’s a great way to add interest and variety to your hair ties collection.

Suggestions for color combinations and patterns

The options are endless when it comes to creating unique and personalized knotted hair ties. Let your imagination run wild and have fun experimenting with different fabrics, patterns, and colors. Here are some suggestions:

  • Black and white: A classic combination that adds a touch of sophistication to any hairstyle.
  • Floral and polka dots: A cute and playful mix that’s perfect for spring or summer.
  • Stripes and solids: A bold choice that can add a pop of color to any outfit.
  • Plaid and denim: For an edgy, casual look that’s perfect for fall or winter.
  • Sequins and velvet: A luxurious combination that’s perfect for a special occasion.

Ideas for different hairstyles that can be accessorized with these hair ties

  • Half-up, half-down hairstyle: Add a pop of color and texture to this classic look by tying the hair at the back with a knotted hair tie.
  • Messy bun: Use the hair tie to secure your bun in place and add a pretty bow on top for an effortless yet stylish look.
  • High ponytail: Tie the hair at the base of the ponytail with the knotted hair tie for a cute and chic touch.
  • Braided hairstyle: Secure the end of your braid with a knotted hair tie for a unique finishing touch.
  • Headband style: Tie the fabric bow around a headband for an adorable accessory to keep your hair out of your face.

Bow hair ties

Durability and care instructions for the hair ties

To ensure your knotted hair ties last for a long time, here are some tips on how to care for them:

  • Hand wash or machine wash with cold water and gentle detergent.
  • Air dry or tumble dry on low heat to avoid shrinking.
  • Iron at a low temperature if needed, avoiding the elastic band.

With proper care, these hair ties can last through multiple uses and washes. So go ahead and make a few to match different outfits or gift them to friends and family!

How to add more interest to your knotted hair ties?

  1. You can use different fabrics for the two sides of the bows, so don’t worry if you only have small pieces and you can’t use them to cut out both sides. You can use complementing or contrasting fabrics, it’s up to you and your own taste.
  2. Instead of pointy ends, you can make them round or rectangular. They would look just as cute, but you will have many different hair bows in many styles. No matter how you make them, these pretty knotted hair ties will add some color to any hair style.
  3. Take these cute knotted hair ties to the next level by adding pretty buttons, sequins, glitter or anything that can make them unique.
  4. You can also knot two bows on the same tie for a fuller look.
  5. Also, make them in velvet, satin or sequin fabric for a more festive look, for example for holidays, parties or special days.
  6. You can also knot these bows on a hair scrunchie, a clip or a headband. Make them a little longer to give the impression of a small scarf tied around a ponytail. They look great and are of huge effect. In this case, it’s better to make the bow from the same fabric as the scrunchie.

I just hope you enjoy this quick project as much as I did and that you decided to make your own cute hair ties. Please let me know me how you feel about making these lovely hair essentials in the comments section below.

This adorable knotted hair tie pattern is available to purchase here


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Hair tie bows step-by-step tutorial

Knot hair ties



  • Place 2 pieces of fabric right sides together, then top with the knotted hair ties pattern.
  • Mark the pattern onto the fabric using a fabric marker.

  • Pin through both layers.
  • Cut out the hair tie.

  • Sew with 1/4″ allowance leaving a gap of about 2″ to turn the tie out.

  • Trim the points, clip and notch the curves.

  • Turn the tie right side out, pushing points out and smoothing out the seams.

  • Push the gap inside and secure with pins.

  • Press the tie with the iron on steam.

  • Top stitch the gap. Don’t worry about the seam, it will not be visible in the knot.

  • Grab an elastic hair tie and knot the fabric tie around it, pull the corners to give it shape and you’re done!

These knotted hair ties are a versatile addition to any hairstyle. They’re a fun and easy project to undertake and are an excellent way to make use of leftover fabric scraps. Whether you’re dressing up for a special occasion or just adding a touch of color to an everyday look, these hair ties are the perfect accessory. Not only are they cute, but they’re also functional and comfortable to wear. So, why not give it a try and add a personal touch to your hair accessories?

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