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Follow these instructions for a quick and easy bow tie. The finished product can then be attached to just about anything you can think of!

To get started you will need:
- Fabric, 1 yard will be way more than enough.
- *Fusible interfacing, again 1 yard is way more than enough.
- Color-coordinated thread
- Sewing machine
- Cutting tool, such as a circle cutter or scissors
- Pins
- Paper and pen to draw your pattern

*Interfacing is usually available at any store in which you can purchase fabric. It varies in type and thickness, the type used in this tutorial is a fusible (it can be ironed on) type and relatively thin. The interfacing is used to provide extra support and keeps the bow from being floppy or saggy.
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Step 1: Make your pattern.

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1. Grab your paper and pend to sketch out a quick pattern. You will want to make them with approximately the same dimensions as in the picture (the large piece is 5 x 3.5 inches and the small piece is 3.5 x 1.5 inches) in order to get the same bow shape. After making your first bow you can modify the pattern to make variation in the size and shape of your bows!

2. Use your scissors to cut your pattern pieces out.

Step 2: Cut out your fabric pieces.

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3. Pin your large pattern to your fabric and cut your pieces with a circle cutter or pair of scissors, cut two pieces out.

4. Pin small pattern to fabric and cut one piece.

5. Pin large pattern to interfacing and cut one piece; once you have cut this out trim a little off the edges to make it slightly smaller than the large fabric pieces.

You will end up with four pieces total!

Step 3: Iron

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6. Take one of the large fabric pieces and place it so the wrong side is facing up towards you. Place the piece of fusible interfacing in the center and iron. The interfacing should stick to the fabric.

7. Iron all pieces flat.
Pageteer11 months ago
Could you leave out the interfacing if you wanted a floppy bow?
lpringiers made it!11 months ago

Thanks. a really great instructable. I used i to make a giant hair-bow for a little mermaid costume.

NinjaGoaty1 year ago
Awh, your dog is gorgeous ^.^ Love the bow tie, I'm making one for an Alice in Wonderland themed party!
That is so adorable! And you chose cute fabric. I have a question though, what is interfacing? What does it do to the end product?
brittburk (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Interfacing is a white material, you can find it in any craft or fabric store. It provides an extra layer and some structure to the finished product. There are different thicknesses, there's fusible (you can iron it on) and non-fusible sorts.

In the bow tie case it keeps the bow from being at all floppy. :) The one I used in the tutorial is pretty thin, but provides just enough extra support.