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Bows are everywhere. They are a great alternative to flowers which are also out there too. There are lots of things you can create bows to adorn. Think ...
Choose your fabric scraps. Co-ordinating or contrasting works fantastically well. Cut your fabric to the create a rectangle. 5" by 6".
Fold your fabric in half. Press.
Sew in the directions shown on the image. Leave a space for turning. Remember to reverse your stitches near the opening. This section will be stressed.
Sew. Do this with your sewing machine if you have one. If not, use the traditional method; needle and thread. When this is complete, trim with pinking shears ...
Turn and press. Top stitch around the entire shape. Keep your stitching as closely as you can to the edge of the shape.
Find the centre of the shape. Do this by folding the shape in half and pressing.
Thread needle with complimentary thread.
Sew a running stitch along the pressed line. Remember to knot your thread end.
Your shape now resembles a bow. Think pasta!
Repeat all steps with another piece of fabric in either a complimentary or contrasting colour. Reduce the size of this rectangle inch in length and width.
Lay the smallest bow on top of the other. Tack with hand sewn stitches.
Cut a piece of fabric 1" by 2 1/2". Fold in half lenth ways and sew close to edge. With WS together WS =Wrong Sides.
This is what it looks like when it has been sewn.
Use this piece of fabric to form a ring around the centre of the two pieces of fabric. Pin.
Voila. Add seed beads, buttons lace and anything else at this stage.
A closer image. Check out my blog here.
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