A Bow From Scraps

I made my son a sheet for his crib with some cotton supporting my husband’s family’s football team, the Dallas Cowboys. From that project I had a few scraps of fabric left that were fairly small but I still wanted to use. I decided to have my daughter show her team love in a subtle, girly way.

Take your fabric and fold it in half with the right sides together and make one stitch, like this. 20140608-201220-72740956.jpg

Iron the seam flat. For this little project I felt silly getting the iron and ironing board out, so I just used my flat iron that’s for my hair!

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Flip your tube of fabric right side out.

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Fold the ends inside a tiny bit and iron those. You can do one end or both, I just did one.

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Tuck one end inside the other to make a circle. If you only ironed one end, make sure the “undone” end goes inside the other.

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Pinch your circle together, first like this,

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Then another pinch like this.

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Hot glue your “pinched” parts together. I used a clothespin until it dries. I’m notorious for burning myself, and with this project I really burned my finger and thumb. Because of this, my mom gave me a gift of a new bottle of aloe vera. Thanks mom for your sarcastic yet much needed gift.

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Once your fingers recover the glue dries, you’ll see you need to hide the glue. I got another bit of fabric and ironed a small strip, like this, and hot glued it to my butterfly/alligator hair clip.

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Then you’ll glue one end to your bow, wrap it around and glue the other end.

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And here’s your finished product!
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My daughter loves her bows. She loves them so much she wouldn’t stop jumping and running around once I put it in her hair to be able to get a non-blurry picture of her wearing it. Silly girl!

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