Monday, 23 July 2012

DIY : 3 layered bow

A while ago I was watching The Fashion Citizen and I saw Steph wearing this bow from h&m, I went and looked for but I couldn't find one so I decided to make one.

Here's Steph's blog :

So here's an easy DIY:

You will need:
  • Scissors
  • less than 0.5m of fabric
  • A needle and thread/fabric glue

 Step 1 - Cut out a rectangle of fabric double the size you want the smallest bow, Then cut out a rectangle 2 inches longer and wider and then cut out a rectangle 3inches bigger than the second.

Then go to my DIY Bows tutorial and follow Step 2 and 3 then come back.

Step 2 - Sew a long/wide running stitch down the middle and pull the fabric to gather it secure the thread, but don't cut it off
Step 3 - Use whats left of the thread to wrap around the centre to make the gathers even tighter It should look something like the image above ^^

Then repeat those steps with the other two pieces.
Step 4 - Place the smallest bow on top of the middle size bow and match up the centres, then stitch or glue them together. Then add on the biggest bow to the back of the middle bow.

Step 5 - Cut out another rectangle about A5 size and scrunch and twist this together.

Step 6 - Wrap this tightly around the centre and stitch or glue together as close to the last bow as possible, then cut off the extra.

Step 7 - Finally turn centre around/inside out to hide the raw edge. Then you can glue or attach any kind of clip you want and your done!!

You can also add rhinestones, buttons or any other kind of decoration you want. 

Here's the finished bow! (Yay for scruffy baby hair!!)
As you can see this is a really bulky bow but its great for cosplays, as hime gyaru accessories and cute days ^^

Thanks for reading!! I hope you try this out and tell me how it goes!! ;)

Jenny xxx

1 comment:

Mik said...

Really nice DIY and I like the final outcome! super cute


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