Here is what you need to make any of the 3 projects I've shown! Hand needles, velvet ribbon, pin backs, thread, and corded elastic. I also used a cheap hat from a mall store. Use the pictures as a guide for how you can take these ideas and personalize them into your own designs!
This first one is a simple bow tie that I plan to wear as a brooch or "clip-on" bow tie.
For this second, I just doubled the body of the first bow to make 2 layers. I bought this hat at a mall store because it was on sale and the ugly bow was just glued on. I pulled it off and using another pin back pinned the bow onto the hat.
Using a long strip that almost touched in the back of my head I sewed one of the simple bows on. Then I hand-stitched the ends down making two tunnels through. Loop corded elastic through both tunnels and tie a few knots. Feed the knot into one of the tunnels and tack it in place with a few more stitches.
There you go. Three simple and cheap accessories in under an hour! You can make something cute or menswear inspired; it's up to you! If you make any of these leave me a link in the comments.