I feel that way about these hair bows.
When I was about 6 months pregnant with Amaani, I became convinced that she'd go bald at an early age (four months old) like her brother. I became obsessed with making hair bows. I hot glued and sewed my little heart out, but the bows never looked right.
However, recently, I've had a lot of success with this new no sew/no glue method.
The secret are these tiny latex rubber bands. Any mom of a little girl knows them-- they come in every color imaginable in packs of hundreds, and are about the size of your pinky.
Just pick out a rubber band that matches your scrap of fabric.
Wrap a band around it, and you are done! No burnt and pricked fingers.
You can even use pieces of refashioned clothing. This is a cuff from the shirt I used to make this dress.
It works with knits too! This is a piece of ribbing from a collared shirt.
Even though she never went bald (thank heavens!) I do like to put these in her hair to go with a handmade outfit. It is literally easier to make than to buy, and she always matches!