Today we wanted to share how to make some bow ties for all who couldn't make it out to the event.
1. 4" x 9" cut of your chosen fabric
2. 1.5" x 2.5" cut of the same fabric (or a different pattern for contrast)
3. Thin elastic band
4. Metal hair clips
7. Thread of any color
How cute are these animal inspired swatches!
Step 1: Place your 4" x 9" piece pattern side down. Fold the top over till it reaches the middle of the swatch.
Step 2: Fold the bottom over to reach the middle (it can overlap the top fold a little bit). Next fold the right side over to meet the middle, continue this with the left side.
* Your bow should now look like this with both sides folded towards the middle.
Step 3: Prep your needle and thread through about 10" of thread. Make sure to knot the end!
Step 4: Pinch the bow from the top and bottom towards the middle to create your bow shape
Step 5: Sew straight through the center of your bow, make sure to get all the folds you've created. After a few times through the center, knot off your thread and snip off the excess.
Step 6: Our next step is a repeat of our first few steps, this time we'll be applying the same folds to our smaller 1.5" x 2.5" swatch. Place the fabric, swatch side down and fold both top and bottom towards the middle. Instead of folding towards the middle, now fold the swatch into a loop. Sew the ends of the swatch to keep the loop together.
Step 7: Take your bow and scrunch one end to fit through your newly made loop. Wiggle it towards the middle and tada, your bow is made!
Step 8: These are a few options for your newly made bows. One option is to use the elastic band to create a second loop. This loop size can be adjusted to fit depending on your pups collar thickness. Secondly a hair clip can be clipped through the back loop of the bow to create a hair bow.
Step 9: Enjoy your new bow!