Julie Bowersett


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Tutu Hair Bow Holder

My 4-year-old was finally invited to a girl’s birthday party.  He is one of 9 boys in a class of 12, and we had been to numerous parties for his male classmates.  But I’ve been waiting for a little girl’s party so I could MAKE SOMETHING for a gift.  The birthday girl in question is a little princess-type and loves pink and girly things.  I thought this tutu hair accessory holder by Embroidery Garden would be just the ticket.

Every time I work with one of Reen’s embroidery files I am impressed.  Her attention to detail in her digitizing amazes me.  This project is no exception.  The stitch quality is excellent as are her instructions which are included in PDF format with lots of pictures and suggestions for embellishment.  The bodice portion of the design is stitched on the embroidery machine and the skirt and embellishments added afterwards.  I chose some different embellishments than the sample suggests.   I added bows to the ribbon streamers (this is where the hair bows/barrettes, etc. are clipped on), and around the “waist” I used a piece of stretch velvet, sewn into a tube and embellished further with an additional ribbon.

I really like how this turned out and hope that the little girl who received it will enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed making it.  Anxiously awaiting the next girly-girl birthday party. . . .

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Reader Comments (3)

This is just too adorable for words. Great project and it turned out beautifully.

This is just too cute! I wish I had a birthday party to go to! What a lucky little girl to have your son in her class!

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichele P

I LOVE this. Too bad Kylie has outgrown this stage...:)

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Gilbert

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