"Lines Across": Fabric Bows

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fabric Bows

This weekend I decided to try making some bows out of fabric. I had seen this wonderful tutorial over at See Kate Sew and made a handful myself.

Kate makes them using her sewing machine which seems to be pretty easy. However I do not own a sewing machine and actually have never used one before. So I just hand stitched these pretty quickly.

First cut out a piece of fabric. I used a few of the single sheets of thin cotton fabric used for quilting. You can make any size bow that you want by folding a piece of fabric in half and cutting out a square with rounded edges. Remember to fold the fabric inside out before marking it.

Then with the fabric still inside out, sew around the edges of the rounded square, leaving a hole open. Since I am not great at sewing invisible stitches and the middle is going to be covered with another piece of fabric, I left the hole open in the top middle.

Next, flip the pouch inside out. Sew closed the hole.

Pinch together the fabric in the center of the square.

Wrap a thin piece of fabric around the middle. You can do it tightly or loosely to get different looking bows.

Sew straight across the back of the strip of fabric. Make sure that it is very secure. Cut off any pieces of fabric that are sticking out.

At this point there are so many different uses for these bows. You can glue on alligator hair clips. You could also simply use a bobby pin to attach the bow to your hair. You could use them to decorate bags or lamps or outfits. You could also easily attach them to headbands.

I made this black and white bow for Lyla's hair. She is the cutest little baby bow model.


  1. What a beautiful baby! Such pretty blue eyes. The bows are adorable, they came out great! Looks like a fun project, thanks. :)

  2. Those are so adorable! Your daughter is SO CUTE!

  3. So cute, I'll have to try these for my daughter. Following you from the blog hop now!


  4. Love this tutorial. Thanks for sharing! And your little girl is sooo adorable, she looks like she's wearing makeup!

  5. so cute! can't wait to make these for my lil girl!

  6. Love this idea! Hope you'll link it up to our first Blog Hop- "Crafts for Under Twenty-Somethings"- a linky party specifically for all things kids and teens! Your ideas are perfect!!


  7. Very very cute! Your little girl is adorable! Dropping by from Somewhat Simple, have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Love this...also love that you show how to do it without a sewing machine. I do not have one yet, and I am going to try and make some of these soon! Your little girl is adorable!

  9. What a brilliant idea! Oh, I hope our next little one is a girl so I get to play with ribbons and bows. ;)

  10. Too cute!! The bow and the baby!! :)

  11. Adorable bows and baby!!!

  12. Simple and C-U-T-E!
    We would love to have you at our first ever link party... *Crafty Lassie Tuesdays*

  13. Aw, this post makes me smile! our little girl is adorable & I LOVE the bow tutorial!

    By the way, I have having my first link party now, and would love to have you link this up to it.


  14. Oh my goodness I am dying right now! These are adorable. If I have a girl I am so making these. Thank you so much for sharing and Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! Come on over and visit and follow me.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  15. Thanks so much for linking up!
    We are going to keep this going every Tuesday...
    Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun, so invite your friends.
    :0) Heather & Rose

  16. Love these! I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Feel free to follow back!

  17. Your daughter is adorable... she looks prettier with those bows.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.


  18. Cute idea - I am going to try it for my cards! Your little girl is too cute!!

  19. These are so cute! I'm going to make a few for my sister's daughters. They will go crazy for them!

  20. Muito linda sua filhinha, e seus trabalhos também são muito lindos....Adorei conhecer seu blog parabéns!!!


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