DIY fabric bows are quick to sew with a sewing machine and/or by hand. The small pieces make hand sewing fast and easy, so you can make one in every color!
Fabric bows are also popular items to make and sell since they are low-cost, simple and efficient to crank out in big batches.
The bows can then be attached to a variety of different items for various uses.
Gift No. 73
fabric – clips – thread – safety pins – sewing needles – scissors – rotary cutter with cutting mat
Before beginning, be sure to wash, dry and press your fabric. Then use this easy method to quickly square up fabric.
First, cut your fabric to the following dimensions using a rotary cutter and cutting mat or sharp fabric shears:
9″ (23 cm) x 5″ (13 cm)
1.5″ (4 cm) x 2.5″ (6.5 cm)
Next, fold the large rectangle in half to make the short sides meet with right sides together. Clip to hold.
Start sewing about 1″ (2,5 cm) from the corner where the short sides meet with a 1/4″ (0,5) seam allowance. If you’re using a sewing machine, lift your presser foot to turn the corner.
Then continue sewing down the side and off the fabric. Repeat this on the opposite side.
After sewing, a 2″(5 cm) opening should remain between your lines of stitches.
Pull the fabric through the opening to turn it right side out. Use a turning tool to carefully push out the corners. Press.
Prepare a needle and a thread for hand stitching.
Then close the opening with an invisible stitch or ladder stitch.
Next, pinch the center of the fabric to form pleats and create the bow shape. You may need to use your fingers to make the pleats look the way you want. Clip to hold the center.
Then thread your needle through the center and stitch once or twice.
Now take the smaller rectangle that you cut and fold it in half lengthwise with right sides together. Clip to hold.
Sew down the longest side with your sewing machine using a 1/4″ (0,5 cm) seam allowance.
You should have a tiny tube of fabric at this point.
Insert a safety pin just inside the stitches. Then flip it into the tube to turn the fabric right side out.
Press the tube with the seam running down the center.
Then flip up each end 1/4″ (1 cm) and press.
Now wrap the fabric around the center of the bow with the ends tucked under. Hand stitch in place.