Wednesday, June 6, 2012

happy little bow tutorial

here's a short and sweet little tute on how to make a fabric bow.
you will need:
2 pieces of fabric, approximately 3.5 x 28 inches
1 piece of 1/2 in bias tape (double fold, unfolded) or a piece of fabric that measures about 2 x 4 inches (turn the ends of the long sides under  to the middle and iron to achieve the same bias tape look)

I didn't take photos of the first steps because they are straightforward.
~Cut your fabric pieces.
~Take the two long strips and sew them, right sides together, leaving a small opening for turning the fabric right side out. Sew an angle at the ends of the fabric strip if you like the angled edge look to your fabric ribbon.
~Turn right sides out and iron
~Top stitch and be sure to close up your opening with your top stitch
~Mark the center of your fabric ribbon with a pin
 ~Lay the center of the fabric ribbon on your piece of clothing where you would like to position it.
 ~fold on side of the ribbon toward the center.
 ~scrunch a bit to see if you like your bow.
 ~repeat with the other side

 ~take your bias tape and position it over the place on your ribbon where the sides of the fabric ribbon meet.
~fold the top and bottom raw edges of the bias tape over the top of the center of the ribbon. 
~sew the rectangle down with a simple top stitch, making sure to enclose the bow! viola!

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