tutorial tuesday

It’s busy-ness as usual on the mountain- making toys, party planning, painting, crafting, and lots of fun spring activities.  I only wish there were more hours in the day, or that sleeping was optional. It’s T-minus 3 weeks until Gigi’s Bow-Tique Bash! You moms know what I’m talking about. Anyway, I came across a great tutorial for these little bows, and I made about a billion of them for all the girls attending the party because I thought they would make great goody bag stuffers..

bowtastic

This project is great for those small scrap pieces of fabric leftover from bigger projects. Here’s how to do it..

Start with 2 small squares, about 3×4 inches (adjust length and width for desired bow size).

Sew them together with the right sides facing in, leaving a about 1 1/2 inch opening to turn it right side out. Trim the excess fabric around your stitching. (make sure to back-stitch well on your starting and finishing stitches to keep it from ripping when you turn it out) If you want to be really fancy, you can iron the fabric before you turn it right side out.

Here’s what it should look like when you turn it right side out. Pretty simple.. Next, we have to make the tie for the middle.

 Just use a small scrap and sew the 2 long sides together. Then press it so that the seam is at the back and you don’t see it (you can also iron this piece into place if like) Here’s what I mean about the seam not showing..

Now it’s time to stick this baby under the knife.. errr presser foot, and stitch her up!

Make sure you hold it pretty tight so the bow will stay sinched in the middle. It took me a couple tries to get it right. Then backstitch the heck out of it to keep it secure.

VOILA! Gigi and I have been wearing a new bow every day! You can glue them to barettes, or headbands, or anything really, the possibilities are endless :)

I was going to post another tutorial, but since this one is so picture heavy, I’ll wait until tomorrow.. but I’m a sucker for previews

pink floor pillow

 That’s all you get! See you soon..

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