Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY bow tie tutorial

In my quest for the perfect projects for my upcoming craft party, I came across the cutest bow tie ideas. I just had to try this project for myself. I used some scrap fabric I had lying around. Here's an easy tutorial to make one for yourself!

Main fabric: 5 in. x 9 in.
Fusible interfacing: 5 in. x 9 in.
Contrast fabric: 3 in. x 3 in.
Needle and thread or sewing machine

Cut the main fabric and interfacing (I used a cardboard template). Iron the interfacing to the main fabric.

Fold the edges of main fabric lengthwise to meet, iron the folds. Fold the edges to meet in the middle, iron the folds.

Cut the contrast fabric. Fold the edges of contrast fabric lengthwise, this time overlapping the edges. Iron the folds.

Stitch or sew the edges together to form a loop. I left about a ¼ inch seam.

Pinch the middle of the main fabric together to form a bow shape. Slide the contrast fabric onto the main fabric.

Voila, such an easy to make bow-tie!

I used a bobby pin to pin to may hair. You can hot glue or sew on a clip permanently, but I like the idea of switching it up. I may use a safety pin to wear as a brooch or an actual bow tie!



The Pomade Shop said...

It's so timely that I came across this post. Some DIY hair bows would be the perfect Valentine's day gift for my little cousin.

Margaux Mays said...

Perfect gift idea for Valentine's Day!

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