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« on: April 04, 2011 07:57:46 PM »

My Post Entry Link: http://www.diyfashiondiva.com/fashion/fabric-bow-tutorial

Bows are my all time favorite decoration pieces since I started following the Japanese 109 style fashion. Over the years I kinda develop my own way of making bows. It might not be the right way but it work and the bows look just as cute. The process is super simple and only minimum sewing is required.

All you need to make this type of bow is a small piece of fabric and some threads and needles. Almost any kind of fabric will work for this project, the more sturdy and thicker fabric can make the bow shape firmer and stand on its own. Thinner fabric might need a little support inside like interfacing to maintain the perfect shape.

This is a easy level project that can be done with or without a sewing machine. Hand sewing result will look as good as the machine sew ones mainly because the seems will be hidden anyway inside our project.

I am using the left over fabric form my black sway skirt re-modification. This material is not stretchy and just thick enough but not too stiff which is a perfect fit for my bow project. I didnt need interfacing because the material is strong enough to form a gorgeous looking bow on its own. I made 7 bows from my left over portion fabric. I can wear them separately in different occasion or pin or sew them onto my re-design black sway mini skirt.

The bow essence give the already gorgeous looking skirt a different feeling. After adding the bows on the cute re-design skirt, it almost look like the costume from the fairy tale story. Bows are great decoration for fashion especially once you find out my way of making these affordable & fashionable bows in just a couple of minutes.

« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011 07:20:26 AM »

They look great!  I'd like to make some for my DD and DGD. But I'm gonna need some written instruction to get from the sewing machine to where you are pinching it. I think I know what you did but I always need detailed instructions, sorry. Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011 09:00:11 AM »

How cute Cheesy little, discreet bows are a very sweet way of girling-up an outift!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011 08:12:10 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial!
Lots of possibilities for using these bows.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011 10:02:14 AM »

These are really cute! I've been getting into neck- and bow-ties a lot lately, mostly because I like the androgynous look for women. These look really easy to make, with or without a sewing machine. Thanks for the tutorial.
This is probably a stupid question, but, when you sew it inside out, you leave one part open so you can make it right side out, right? How do you stitch up that open part without it looking obvious? I do most of my sewing by hand (I don't want to break the sewing machine).
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011 07:20:03 AM »

So cute! I wear bows in my hair all the time, but never really on my clothing... I should try it.

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