Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bows that I may or may not have invented

Here's a quick tutorial to make some cute bows. I used to make them w/ covered button centers a few years ago, but I thought these were fun.
First, cut out (5) 3 inch squares and a 1 inch wide piece of contrasting fabric.
Fold all the fabric in half. Press.
Fold again into triangles with all the raw edges toward the bottom.
Using a long running stitch, sew the triangles together (I tried using a basting stitch on my machine-but it didn't work.  It needs to be done by hand)
Pull the end of the thread until the triangles pull together to make a flower.
Make little cuts along the fold of your contrasting fabric.  Apply a thin layer of glue on the strip and roll up into a flower.  Attach to the flower.


I made some to do w/ the wiener dog skirts too.

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  1. Adorable! Your colors are fabulous.. and the wiener dog skirts are possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen!

  2. So cute, and I like the fabrics and colors your choose. I really likey the wiener dog shirt with matching bow. If only I was that size, but then that been a few, ok, many years ago. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

  3. too cute!!!! how long is the 1" strip?

  4. Whether you invented them or not... they are FABULOUS!!! I especially love the fabric!! WOW!!

    Thanks so very much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

  5. WoW! They are REALLY cute ! I'm going to try and make some this weekend & pop them on one of my bags ! Thanks for sharing & I'm a follower now !


  6. I love them! I love the blue with the brown bows. So cute with the outfit. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy wednesdays.

  7. LOVE! Thank goodness I found this on pinterest! So easy to make and so stinking cute! Thanks for the tutorial!