Bows, bows, bows!

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I’d show a little tutorial on making felt bows. I’ve thrown in a few different ideas you can do with them once you’ve made it. They are really simple to make and if you’re prepped and ready, really quick too!

So you will need:

  • Felt
  • Cotton thread
  • A needle
  • scissors

The first step is easy. Cut out the following shapes:

Piece A, B and C

Piece A, B and C

Piece A should look like a pair of goggles and should be the biggest.

Piece B should look like crab claws, and piece C should be a long, thin strip.

You can be more accurate but I free handed it because I have no patience!

With piece A you need to fold the ends in on themselves and stitch into place… like so:

Piece A folded

Piece A folded

This makes the main bow shape.

Next stitch it onto piece B.

Piece A and piece B

Piece A and piece B

With piece C wrap it around the middle of pieces A and B, completing your bow. Stitch it at the back to keep it in place.

Complete

Complete

See it doesn’t matter too much if you free hand it. As long as piece A is the biggest and piece B is long enough to poke out it can’t go wrong!

Now here are a couple of things you can do with them.

A necklace:

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All you have to do is stitch some chain to the back of the bow:

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You can make Christmas decorations:

To hang on your tree

To hang on your tree

You can make them as big as you like in whatever colour you like:
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What will you do with yours?

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