Cheer Bows: How to Make a Cheerleading Hair Bow

Cheer bows are a special kind of hair bow that are typically worn by cheerleaders, but there are some that can be worn by any girl (young or old!) The photo below shows a pom pom bow that is a great for all ages.  This is a particularly fun bow to remember for 4th of July but also for any sports celebrations and parties!  It’s made just with grosgrain ribbon and a needle/thread.  Want the complete video instructions for this cheer bow?  Click on the photo or head over to

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If you are looking to create the fancy and jazzy cheer bows, the complete DVD course “Secrets to Cheer Bow Success” will show you how to make the ribbon for those bows and then how to create a bunch of different designs like flames, waves, and so many more.  All the popular designs you might find online for sale for $30 plus are included in that course.

This DVD course was created to help cheerleaders be able to make their own bows instead of spending a fortune on store bought ones.

Looking to make a basic style of cheer bow?  This video will show you how step by step.

Ribbon hair bows are a very popular type of girls hair accessories. There are probably a bunch of images that come to mind when thinking about this type of bow. The one I like best is typically used for a cheerleader bow and looks like the one in the photo below.

Long strands of ribbon are used to make long, flowing strands that will bounce and fly around as your little girl cheers. These popular bows are super easy to make but do take a lot of ribbon to create them, if you want to have long strands. I would suggest using cheaper ribbon like from the dollar bin at Michael’s because you’ll need a few rolls and don’t want to spend a ton of money creating them.

Ribbon Hair Bows for Cheerleading

In my cheer bows course I show you how to make this ribbon bow step-by-step if you are searching for exact instructions on how to make this type of ribbon hair bow. The easy part is that you just need a bunch of grosgrain ribbons or satin ribbons and then a hair tie of your choice (if you are using for a cheerleader bow, be sure there is no metal on the elastic). Additionally you might want to use some hot glue for a secure hold and also a good pair of scissors of course to cut the fabric the correct length. You can use a variety of ribbon widths for this hairbow or you can use all the same widths, it is really up to you! Feel free to experiment with lots of varieties of ribbon and then choose which you like the best.

Start making hair bow ribbons now with your free cheer bow lesson to start.

Ribbon Hair Accessories

Ribbon hair bows are such a broad category of hair accessories so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what type of bow you are looking for. However, I’ve linked to some other posts on my blog that should be helpful to you in your search. Just click on the photo of the hairbow you are looking for and it will bring you to the blog post about that hair bow. (COMING SOON!) :)

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