Thursday, October 13, 2011

Project DIY: Fun Felt Bows

Guest Post by Veronica Grace of Knitful Designs

Hey Ruche family! Today I'll be showing you how to make cute felt bows.

 - Felt
 - thread
 - needle
 - scissors

Step 1: cut squares that are about 4x4  inches

Step 2: cut thin small rectangles (this will be the middle of the bow) set aside for later 

Step 3: get the square and with your needle *and a LONG piece of thread* make a stitch through the middle

Step 5: now grabbing the two ends pull them together as tight as you can to create the cute folds for the bow

Step 6: using the thin rectangle you cut at the beginning wrap it around the bow and hold it tight with your finger to begin stitching together

Step 7: stitch the ends of the rectangle tight, double knot it and cut the remainder of the thread.  

Step 8: I completely ran out of alligator clips but what I usually do is run a bobby pin or alligator clip through the bow and that's it. You can also hot glue the bow onto a stretchy headband which you can purchase for cheap at walmart. Here is what the final result looks like...



LauraJane said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing this how to :)

Damar Rivillo said...

ohhh so cute I love it...

Rola said...

Thanks for sharing this crafty idea!

HeadpinWear said...

This is so cool!
Thanks for sharing :)


Taylor Lynn said...

Your bows are so adorable, Gracie! This tutorial is fabulous as well - so easy to follow! I think I may have to make one of these for a hat I made my cousin. :) Thanks for sharing the instructions!