There are a number of different ways in which you can make hair bows, depending on the type of bow you want to make and the supplies you have available. A very simple hair bow can be made by using a piece of ribbon and tying it around a gathering of hair, such as that used to make a ponytail, and tying it into a bow. You can also make more complicated bows by using ribbon to create a bow and then attaching it to a clip. If you want to make hair bows in this way, you typically need a clip, ribbon, a needle, and thread.
Since there many different ways to make hair bows, you should consider what types of bows you want to make. Simple hair bows, for example, usually require little more than a piece of ribbon or a thin strip of fabric. You can tie hair into a bunch, such as a ponytail, and while you can use a bow to hold this hair in place, it may be easier to use a hair tie or band. Once the hair is bunched, then you can make hair bows simply by tying the ribbon or fabric around the hair tie and creating a bow with it.
You can also make hair bows that are somewhat more complicated, though they can also easily be reused. These hair bows are typically made by creating a bow — such as a loopy bow or korker bow — and then connecting it to a hair clip or hairpin. Different types of bows can be made in numerous ways, though simple bows can be made by tying a ribbon into a basic bow. You can then use a needle and thread to sew this bow together, ensuring it will not come untied. A hair clip can be connected to the bow by gluing or sewing it together.
Using this basic setup, you can then make hair bows in a number of different styles, depending on the types of bows you like. There are numerous patterns and guides for making these bows available in books and on Internet sites. Many of these bows are fairly simple to create, and often leave room for you to add your own personal touches and style to them through your choice of ribbon type, color, and width and variations you make on the bow itself. You can also typically make hair bows that reflect your style by attaching buttons and other decorations.