Monday, 8 August 2011

DIY Bows

So last week I said I was going to make a tutorial on how to make your own bows, so here it is there are lots of different ways to make a bow but i find this way makes the best looking bows, or if you cant be bothered then just cut out a long stip of fabric and tie a bow

Step 1
Cut out a rectangle of fabric, this can be any size you want just make sure it is DOUBLE the size you want you bow to be.
i find that if you work with a 2:1 ratio the bow comes out a better shape, but you can just guesstimate.

Step 2
Fold in half long ways right side IN and sew along the top, it doesn't have to be neat.

Step 3

Turn the fabric inside out, move the seam to the middle, fold in half again and sew the sides again this doesn't have to be neat as it will be hidden.

Step 4
 Move the seam to the middle and fold in half.

Fold the top piece back and do the same with the bottom so it looks like the picture on the right and sew a couple of stitches down the middle to secure the bow.

Step 5

Repeat step one and two using a smaller strip of material for the middle.

Step 6

You don't have to do this for your bow but I find its easier, I usually wrap the strip around the middle of the bow (seam facing out) and sew as close as you can with out sewing the actual bow and cut the access.
You can also repeat set three with this and slip the bow through the whole.
If you want to add a bobble or headband then slip this in before sewing.
And now you have a pretty little bow!!

Step 7

Put it on make strange faces and take pictures

I hope you liked this tutorial, thanks for reading.
If you tried this out be sure to let me know how it goes.

Jenny xxx


Camille S. said...

Wow such a good idea!! I will do the same! I love bows! ;)

Mackenzie said...

I love making my own bows with pretty fabric. I use a similar technique. Thanks for sharing how you make them!

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ClaireElise said...

That's an awesome tutorial! Thanks for putting it up. I will definitely have to try it sometime.

YoUngLiNgToN said...

How much i had doing this too... so much fun !! You a good teacher !!

Jenny said...

Thank you so much every one for your lovely comments!! *.*, im glad you liked this post!

Blogoholic said...


Thank you so much for your lovely message on IFB, International Fashion bloggers.

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Anonymous said...

i found ur blog hehehe this is soooooo cool jen jen i love the photos ekkk :)

li-li xxx

Young, Wilde & Free said...

I love these :)


kitari said...

T^T Youre so good at making things!! I wanna be like you when I grow up! :0 Yokudekimashita!! Thanks for the help :D

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