Quick & Cute DIY Fabric Bows!
When it comes to adorable accents and adornments the fabric bow is king. It is a brilliant addition to any outfit to give it a little lift. Pick ditzy floral prints for a feminine touch, or rock some bold geometric prints for a statement style.
Making your own multi-purpose fabric bows is a quick and easy afternoon make that will make the most of your fabric scraps to make awesome accessories in minutes! So, let’s make some Quick & Cute DIY Fabric Bows!
Grab your supplies…
Crocodile clips or shoe clips (optional)
Hot glue gun (optional)
Cut fabric to the size you require. (The height will be half the length of the width.) For a standard-sized bow, cut a piece measuring 9 x 4½ in (24 x 12 cm) then cut a smaller piece for the middle measuring 1¼ x 2½ in (3 x 6 cm).
Fold the long edges of the larger piece in to meet in the center and press. Then fold the short edges in to meet in the center and press.
Next, pinch in the middle as if you are bringing the long edges together, so that the sides with the folds are facing inward.
Then fold the long edges up to the middle so that you can see three folded “lips.” stitch in place, using matching thread.
Fold over the long edges of the smaller fabric piece in the same way as in step 2, then fold the short ends over by 3⁄8 in. (1 cm) and press.
To attach the bow to a shoe clip, open up the clip and stitch or glue it to the middle of the bow. Then fold the shorter central section of the bow over the clip and slipstitch the ends together.
To attach the bow to a crocodile clip, sew the shorter central section of the bow over the middle of the bow, slipstitch the ends together, and clip the crocodile clip through the middle fold.
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This cute mini make is just one of the fabulous projects in Chloë Tells You How to…Sew by Chloë Owens, photography by Claire Richardson, illustration © Sarah McNeil, published by CICO Books rrp £14.99