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Having a little girl means one thing: you buy a lot of bows.
Chrisman’s Sarah Mills created Wild Lily Bows after buying her daughter all the cute bows she could find. “I just thought ‘hey, I wonder if I could make these myself?’” Sarah told us.
Mills began searching how to make different types of bows and looking into small online businesses that she could support and purchase her fabrics from.
“I started making them for my daughter as a hobby, then was left wondering what to do with the extra fabric.”
Sarah talked with friends who were interested in the bows that she made, leading her to create the name Wild Lily Bows as well as creating a Facebook Group to share all of her cute designs with.
A name for a business is important. Wild Lily Bows came from her daughter, Lily.
“I wanted something short, sweet, and to the point and that may or may not reflect my daughter’s personality,” Sarah said. “Also, who doesn’t love driving through the country and seeing all the wild lilies?”
The process Sarah uses for making bows is pretty simple. All you need is quality fabric, the right tools and maybe some help from YouTube.
At first, Mills was just making faux leather bows with a pretty basic pattern.
“I learned more of the styles that people liked and adjusted to fit what was most popular. My fabric bows are a fairly simple basic bow pattern that is just perfect,” Mills said.
Sarah also offers birthday crown bows that can be customized with your child’s favorite color and their age. She also can do bows that are themed to a specific event, such as a birthday or wedding.
“All I ask if that you let me know three weeks before you are needing it,” Sarah says.
In addition to making bows, Mills is also working on expanding into twist headbands for adults and kids. “I’m looking into adding snap clips and possibly other items that are not hair related sometime in the future,” Sarah said.
Holidays are the most exciting time for Sarah as she gets to try out new fabric and ideas.
“I’m really excited for Halloween and Christmas themed bows,” she said.
“Halloween, I have glitter bat bows planned and for Christmas, I am planning to do reindeer antler bows.”
If you are interested in purchasing a Wild Lily Bow, you can find the group on Facebook to see what all is available and what Sarah is currently working on.