Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY...The Easy, Two Minute Bow

Ever wanted to make a bow, but couldn't because you didn't have access to a sewing machine or hot glue gun? Well, have no fear! The Two Minute Bow is here!
Here are quick and easy instructions on how to make a temporary or long term bow out of scraps from an old t-shirt!
1. Identify an old t-shirt or scraps from a DIY t-shirt. If using a full t-shirt, cut horizontally across the bottom of the t-shirt the length that you want your bow to be (my bow was about 4 inches long). Once this is cut, make sure to cut the side seams so that your fabric lays flat and is not doubled. Also cut the bottom seam so that you can use this to tie your bow later.


2. Take your seamless fabric and fold a portion of it to the width that you want your bow.
 3. Cut this portion from the fabric.
 4. Unfold this fabric and slightly fold the egdes of what will be the top and bottom of the bow.
 5. Fold the fabric so that the two folded edges lay on top of each other.
6. Take the bottom seam that you cut off earlier and wrap it around your bow. Cut it so that it fits (I only used about 2 inches to wrap my bow)
7. Once you are finished wrapping your bow, tuck the lose edge in the back of the bow and stick a bobby pin  through the back side of the bow so that it can easily be bobby-pinned into your hair.
Voila! An easy bow that shouldn't take more than 2 minutes! Make sure to save your scraps so that you can make more bows in the future. This would be cute to pin on the straps of a sleeveless shirt or on a bag, and of course in your hair! Let me know if you try it!
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6 comments:

A Lost Feather said...

so cute! it would make a great bow on a gift.. then the recipient could reuse it in their hair :)

oh man.. you grew up with wegmans? that's great. i only had 4 lovely years getting to know good old wegmans haha
and so funny that your mom went to rit! i miss it.. and wegmans

Anthie Mitrakos said...

CUTE AND easy!!!!
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melissa said...

Bows are my absolute FAVORITE. seriously!

Tala said...

this is SO crucial !! thank you :D !!

amberlee said...

Ohhhh looks so easy! I think i might be trying this!!

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