This Christmas DIY project will help you create the most festive of decorations yet! Stick on a present or hang on the wall, these fabric bows are an easy sewing project for any level of crafter. Big or small, you can alter this project to fit any sized bow you're after.
Gather your supplies:
- 1 metre x 17 XMAS CHECKS YD5, RED GREEN, 110CM
- 1 metre x 17 METALLIC DOT, RED GOLD, 110CM
- 2 metres fusing
- Sewing Machine
Step 1 Cut your fabric to the intended size of your bow. We used these measurements:
Bottom layer = 6 strips x 80cm x 10cm + 3 strips the same size in fusing
Middle layer = 6 strips x 65cm x 10cm + 3 strips the same size in fusing
Centre loop = 1 strip x 25cm x 10cm + 1 strip the same size in fusing
Bottom layer = 6 strips x 100cm x 15cm + 3 strips the same size in fusing
Middle layer = 6 strips x 75cm x 15cm + 3 strips the same size in fusing
Centre loop = 1 strip x 35cm x 15cm + 1 strip the same size in fusing
Step 2 Once you have cut out your strips, use an iron and fuse 1 side of each loop, this will give the bow more shape when finished. If you have chosen a lighter weight fabric you may need to fuse both sides of your fabrics.
Step 3 Sew together each strip with right sides facing leaving a 1cm seam allowance. Turn inside out and press with an iron. Repeat for all your strips, you should end up with 7 pieces including the centre loop.
Step 4 You can now assemble your bow. Start with the bigger strips of fabric and create a figure of eight shapes, pinning the ends in the centre. Once all 3 strips are in shape, lay them on top of one another to create the outer circle of the bow.
Step 5 Sew in place using large hand stitches ensuring all layers are sewn together. Repeat this process with the smaller strips. Again lay these out on top of the larger circle and sew in place. Your bow shape should be starting to form.
Step 6 To finish, loop the small centre strip on itself and hand stitch in the centre of the bow to cover the ends of the layers below.