Monday, December 5, 2011

How to Make a Simple Bow

bows

These little bows are so simple and fun-- I make them all the time. They are so versatile-- you can wear them as shoe clips, hair clips, broaches, whatever you want! I've also attached them to headbands.

Bows
(Photo from last year when I was obsessively watching Mad Men and attempting the bee hive hairdo. Looks a bit like Marge Simpson if you ask me. ;) )



How to Make Simple Bows:
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Step 1: First you need to cut a rectangle of fabric with a little sliver of fabric to set off to the side. The little piece will be the middle of the bow.
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Step 2: Next you need to fold the fabric onto itself, lengthwise.
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Step 3: Now fold the fabric in the other way to to middle. (Hamburger style? ;))
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Step 4: Stitch those bad boys together. Do a running stitch so that you can gather the bow at the center. Make sure you get all of the layers!
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Step 5: With a curling iron, straightener, or iron, press the sides of the little sliver of fabric together. This makes the bow a LOT easier to assemble. Stitch the little pressed slice of fabric around the center of the bow.
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Step 6: All done!
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DIY bow-2

How to Make Bows

23 comments:

sugarandcloth.com said...

i am in love with your blog! (and bows)

Martha said...

i love this how-to! this inspired me to make a headband covered in tiny black bows. thank u!

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Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

well gee if I had known it was that simple, I'd be making bows every day!! thanks for the tutorial! can't wait to try it out

Jacquie said...

I love these! Such an awesome idea... it'll definitely come in handy!

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Kate said...

I made some with scrap fabric and put it on a hair clip. Everyone commented on how great it was. Thanks!

Janae said...

hoe big should i make the rectangle of fabric and the sliver of fabric? i know it depends on what size i want it but i figured i would start with the size you do it and see if i like it.

Stacie Grissom said...

Thanks guys! :D

@Janae: To make about a 3'' bow, you can have about 9'' of fabric. For the sliver, you can use about a 1.25'' piece of fabric. :)

Hope that helps!

The Teacup Monster said...

My cousin made some of these for me for Christmas. I think I want to make some this weekend!

Daphne Lopes said...

I absolutely adore your bow idear! I am doing them for a bow tie! xx

twistedspine said...

what kind of fabric did you use?

Helen Deeds said...

I love these bows and you have a great tutorial! I am going to share it with my readers later today!


Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
http://blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com


P.S. I am now following your blog via email!

jakpomasle said...

i like it!

Binal said...

very nicely explained and easy to do. Looking forward for more of these...:)

cass miller said...

Yay! I've been needing a tutorial exactly like this. Thank you, miss!

Alexandra Marie said...

Here's what I came up with http://tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com/2013/04/diy-hair-bow-tutorial.html

Emma said...

Thanks for the nice and easy tutorial! I made a bow in less than 15 minutes and it turned out super cute! Thanks for the post!

Scraper said...

Thanks for the tutorial :D
www.scraper.blog.com

BreatheEatLive.com said...

Love your pants in your profile photo, you have a great sense of style!

Sunnygirl said...

Any way to pin it? :(

keevalasvegas said...

I used the plain cotton kind. You can find it at craft stores in small quarters called "fat quarters" for like 1$

Sambara Moin said...

Interesting website, i read it but i still have a few questions. shoot me an email and we will talk more becasue i may have an interesting idea for you.

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Eve said...

Brilliant, thank you

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