I wanted it to be fast, improvised, but interesting enough to be explored further. Here is where I got so far:
A little bow my daughter liked:
Cut a t-shirt strip 1 to 1.5 inches wide, roughly 5 inches long along the grain. Gather with a running stitch and close into a circle. Just shape it after it’s done and knot off. Sew it onto a hairpin, or a t-shirt as a little flower. Takes less than 5 minutes.
HOW TO MAKE A SPIRAL:
Cut a strip of 1 inch by 10 inches along the grain. The ends will curl inward which makes it look a bit like bias tape. Then you sew through the middle on top, grabbing both sides so the spiral stays together like in the picture below.