FABRIC BOWS, THE PERFECT ACCESSORY
Fabric bows are making a comeback! Were they ever out? I’m not sure, but I have re-discovered my love of bows since I had my son. Whenever I go to craft fairs I see many beautiful bow head bands for girls but for boys, they are almost non-existent. How do you dress up your boys for formal events like weddings and birthdays? Well my go to is a bow tie. It really just adds another level of cuteness! Am I right? So, all this to say, bows are for everyone and anything!
As a sewer, I have a ton of extra scrap fabric which I keep around to use up for projects just like this. So, pick up that extra fabric and get sewing! These take less than 5 minutes to make and would make a beautiful baby shower gift, or use it for yourself. Just add a clip, elastic or hair elastic before sewing the centre strip and you’ve got an accessory:)
Let’s get started shall we?
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Bow: Cotton Fabric 6.5″ x 4.5″
- Centre strip of Fabric: 4.5″ by 1″
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter
- Sewing machine or needle
Step 1: Take your 6.5″ s 4.5″ fabric and fold it in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew a 1/4 seam along the length of the fabric.
Step 2: Turn the fabric the right side facing out.
Step 3: Fold your piece in half with the edges meeting in the middle. Place one of the edges inside the hole of the other – about a quarter inch. Pin and sew a straight stitch along the middle (shown by black line).
Step 3: Fold the edges of the 4.5″ by 1″ fabric inwards so the edges overlap in the middle. Although I pinned it, I would recommend pressing it with an iron to keep the fabric in place.
Step 4: Then gather your bow by arranging the folds nicely with your fingers and wrap the centre strip along the middle. Make sure the centre strip is pressed together against the bow, pin and sew a straight stitch.
Step 5: Trim the edge of the centre stitch but cutting any excess fabric off.
Thanks for reading!
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