How to make Bows!

It’s tutorial Tuesday! (Should this be like a weekly thing now?) Anyways I love making my own bows they’re super easy and it takes about ten minutes.
So here’s what you will need: Fabric of your choice ( I got this super cute leopard and rose print fabric at Walmart for $2!) , needle and thread, a hot glue gun and of course scissors.20140327-133855.jpg
So what you’ll need to do first is cut the fabric into a rectangle ,for a medium size bow measure 10 inches in length and 4 inches width(or just eyeball it).20140327-133912.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Make sure to cut a sliver of fabric for the middle of the bow.
Next, fold the fabric hotdog style (haven’t heard that in yearsss)

Fold it lengthwise! make sure it's folded exactly in the middle

Fold it lengthwise! make sure it’s folded exactly in the middle!

Then fold it again in half and make the ends meet exactly in the middle.

It should look like this!

It should look like this!

Now it’s time to bust out that needle and thread and do a running stitch (p.s. the smaller you make your stitches the more folds your bow will have).

Sew all those layers!

Sew all those layers!

Now here is a tip that I learned that will make your life sooo much easier. Take the remaining thread and wrap it around the middle several times and double knot it.

This is extremely helpful! Your bow is already taking shape before we sew it again!

This is extremely helpful! Your bow is already taking shape before we sew it again!

Now it’s time to take that scrap of fabric and fold it in half. It really helps if you iron it but I just used my hair straightener. (Ain’t nobody got time for irons!)

I just used my flat iron really quick! Do not skip this step!

I just used my flat iron really quick! Do not skip this step!

Alright now wrap it around the middle of the bow and sew it! (If sewing ain’t your thing you can just hot glue it!)

Almost done..

Almost done..

All you gotta do now is put your preferred type of clip on the back I’m using a barrette ( you can get a big box of em at Sally’s beauty supply).                                                                                                                                                      20140327-134033.jpg                                                                        And now you’re done! Seriously takes only about 10 mintues!

Super cute right?!

Super cute right?!

Til Next Time

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