Thursday, October 13, 2011

Guest Post by Veronica Grace of Knitful Designs


Hey Ruche family! Today I'll be showing you how to make cute felt bows.


 - Felt
 - thread
 - needle
 - scissors



Step 1: cut squares that are about 4x4  inches
Step 2: cut thin small rectangles (this will be the middle of the bow) set aside for later 
Step 3: get the square and with your needle *and a LONG piece of thread* make a stitch through the middle
Step 5: now grabbing the two ends pull them together as tight as you can to create the cute folds for the bow
Step 6: using the thin rectangle you cut at the beginning wrap it around the bow and hold it tight with your finger to begin stitching together
Step 7: stitch the ends of the rectangle tight, double knot it and cut the remainder of the thread.  
Step 8: I completely ran out of alligator clips but what I usually do is run a bobby pin or alligator clip through the bow and that's it. You can also hot glue the bow onto a stretchy headband which you can purchase for cheap at walmart. Here is what the final result looks like...

  • I love this post! Thanks for sharing this how to :)

    Posted on October 13, 2011

  • ohhh so cute I love it...

    Posted on October 13, 2011

  • Thanks for sharing this crafty idea!

    Posted on October 13, 2011

  • This is so cool!
    Thanks for sharing :)


    Posted on October 13, 2011

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  • Your bows are so adorable, Gracie! This tutorial is fabulous as well - so easy to follow! I think I may have to make one of these for a hat I made my cousin. :) Thanks for sharing the instructions!

    Posted on October 17, 2011