Crafting for the Holidays

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Just for the Holidays:

How to Make a Fabric Bow | Tutorial

—So I thought this page was so interesting! Its great since the holidays are coming up especially if you are very creative and like to be crafty. I discovered on my own time that this also works to make bows out of regular ribbon as i made one myself this weekend! I love this idea and i think that its a great thing to know how to do for anytime of the year but especially for this holiday season! Here are the instructions…

If you’ve be reading WhipperBerry for any time at all, you know I LOVE good packaging.  I love those extra special embellishments that really say that you’ve taken the time and effort to make the gift or goodie something extra special.  Not too long ago I saw a tutorial on how to make one of those generic bows out of burlap  from For the Love, and it got me thinking… I wonder if you could make a fancy stacked bow out of fabric and have it still have a crisp form?  I started to play around and sure enough you can.  Here is how to make a DIY fancy bow out of fabric…

 

Here is your supply list…

  • Fabric ~ I used fat quarters and they work perfect for this.
  • Interfacing ~ I used Wonder Under
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Cut fabric interfacing {Wonder Under} to 8×20 inches. Iron the “right” side of the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.

 

Let the fabric cool and then peel the paper from the interfacing that is now affixed to the the fabric.

Place another piece of 8×20 fabric “right” side up on the top of the “wrong” side, with the interfacing sandwiched in the middle and then iron together.

Cut fabric into 9

strips…

  • Three
  • 10 inches
  • Three 9 inches
  • Two 8 inches
  • One 6 inches

Starting with the first 10 inch strip of fabric, make a loop on one end with the tail meeting up in the middle. Flip the fabric over and do the same with the opposite end witht he tails meeting in the middle and overlaping slightly.

  

Place a staple or two to secure the two loops.

Repeat with the rest of the 10, 9 & 8 inch strips of fabric.

Start to layer each section starting with the largest {10 in.} loops criss crossing them and adding a dab of hot glue in the middle to secure.

  

Continue Layering the largest to the smallest in the criss cross pattern until you have used all of the 10, 9 & 8 inch loops.  With the 6 inch strip of fabric, make a simple loop making sure to size it to bow. Secure with a staple or a dab of hot glue.  Then place at the top of the bow with a dab of hot glue. Voila… You now have a stunning fabric bow!

If you would like to print the instructions for this tutorial click here for the PDF version…

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