A Cute Bonnet – quick and easy version

We all love a cute bonnet, it’s a “go to” prop to use in your photo shoots…. I’m sure in most sessions you use a bonnet somewhere in a setup! When we visualise a bonnet we might imagine a beautiful hand knitted or crocheted design and although these are amazing they can be complex and time consuming to produce especially for anyone who isn’t great at knitting or crochet just yet! These bonnets are super simple, super cute and you are going to love making them!

These tutorials which you can access in the sidebar walk you through the easiest beginner bonnets. We’re going to use plain fabric or you can even up-cycle an old t-shirt, blouse, cardigan or jumper.  Super simple technique as your first introduction to making a bonnet. You can then build on this technique to make more complex designs and start to make them your own!  Requires just a rectangle of fabric, 3 lengths of “tie” and a glue gun!

Back Tie Bonnet

Back-Tie Bonnet

These tutorials show you how to make the easiest bonnet ever! It’s called the back-tie bonnet because we literally tie the bonnet at the back which scrunches the material together tightly creating that distinctive bonnet shape! If you don’t fancy using a glue gun you can certainly have a go at hand sewing or using a sewing machine, but for this tutorial I’m sharing a quick and easy way for those of you not comfortable with sewing yet!

Choose a solid fabric, not too thin, lacey or loose knit, so the glue doesn’t seep through. The ideal fabric as a starting point is t-shirt material, so cotton stretchy jersey or even up-cycle an old t-shirt!


  • Sharp Fabric Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Template or ruler
  • Safety Pin or Darning Needle (has a large eye to fit material through!)


  • Fabric or garment to up-cycle
  • Ribbon, fabric strip, lace, silk, yarn etc. or just use a strip from your bonnet base material


Back Tie Bonnet Materials

Back Tie Bonnet Materials


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