Here’s my embarrassingly easy fabric bow tutorial! To be honest, I didn’t measure out any of the fabric for this project, as I made this bow on the fly. Just use an extra scrap of fabric laying around!
The finished product:
What you’ll need:
- Fabric (preferably something that isn’t too flimsy so it can hold its shape)
- Hot glue gun
I used my hot glue gun to fold down the raw edges to make a square. This is a roughly 3.75″ x 3.75″ square, but you can make this any size you like. (If you don’t want such a “fat” bow you can make a rectangle instead of a square.)
Put a dot of hot glue in the center of the square. This will be the back of the bow.
Fold in half:
The glue leaves a crease in the fabric:
Add another dot of glue underneath the crease…
… then fold in again. Keep adding glue dots until you finish both sides of the bow.
Here’s what you’ll end up with!
Tie a string around the center to keep your bow in place. Knot and cut off the extra string.
To make the bow “band,” cut out a long rectangular strip:
Use the glue gun to fold the edges down to make the band:
Wrap the band around the body of the bow, and glue down. Cut the excess band off.
The bow is complete!
Some ideas for the bow:
You can hot-glue a brooch backing to attach it to anything.. a winter hat, on your sweater, or a purse! Or attach it to your shirt collar This is a really cute project for kids too.
Here’s what I did with my bow… I found a scrap piece of wide elastic and glued the ends together:
I glued the little elastic circle to the bow and slipped it over Buddy’s collar.
My little GQ Buddy.
Have fun crafting!