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May 10, 2011

Felt Bow Tutorial


Recently I had a poll to see what kind of tutorials y'all would like to see on here. Accessories received the most votes, so today I am going to show y'all how to make felt bows. These are fun and fast to make, you'll want one in every color!

You will need:

felt 
hot glue gun
lace and/or cotton fabric (you'll just need a small piece so it's a perfect way to use up those tiny scraps!)
clip, headband, or barrette

1. Cut three rectangles of felt: 6" x 1 1/4", 4 x 1 1/4" and 2 5/8" x 3/4".

2. Cut triangles out of the ends of the middle sized piece of felt.

3. Take the longest piece of felt, put a line of glue on each end and fold them to meet in the center.

4. Fold the same piece in half lengthwise (with the seam on the bottom) and fold the long sides back to create a bow shape.

5. Put a dab of glue in each fold of the bow to make the shape hold. Then glue it to the center of the piece with the cut out triangles.

6. Take the smallest piece of felt and glue one end to the back folding the edge of the middle piece toward the back. Then wrap it around and glue in place.


The bow looks really cute like this,

but it looks even cuter when you wrap some lace around the middle.


Or you can cut a 2 5/8" x 1 1/4" piece of cotton fabric, press the sides under 1/4" and glue it around the bow.
Now glue a hair clip, headband, barrette or brooch on the back for a pretty new accessory. Enjoy!

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17 comments:

  1. These bows are really cute! I love the new blog look.

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  2. How cute! That is a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for the tutorial.:)

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  3. I LOVE this tutorial. I want to try it. amazing.

    a fan and new follower!
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    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute! These would look great on a headband!

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  5. Wow that is pretty cool! Looks really simple too! :)

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  6. I liked 2 knw where do u get your materials?? I luv this website it awesome Nd do u think u cud make a video on how to make cheerleading bows Thnks :)

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  7. I buy my felt at Hobby Lobby. The other fabric and lace are just scraps I had from various projects.

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  8. Love this idea!! I will have to try it sometime :)

    New fan!

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    Thanks!!! Cat

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