Wednesday, 15 January 2014

No Sew Fabric Bow Tutorial ...

Its no secret I love bows, over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some fun and quick "bow" inspired DIY posts..

Today i am sharing this fun and simple no sew fabric bow tutorial, which can easily be made into a headband, hair clips or even use a different colour for a bow tie ..

What you will need :

  • Glue Gun and sticks 
  • Sciccors 
  • Fabric : 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" this is for the main bow 
  • Fabric : 3" x 4" this is for the centre
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Felt 
  • Accessories, elastic, clip ect Depending what you are going to use your bow for. 

Directions :

Cut your fabric ~ you can vary the measurements depending on the finish size bow you need .

Fold your fabric in half (width) then fold into the middle ( I used an iron for this part) see image 2 
Fold the smaller fabric in half and glue to hold in place.

Pinch the middle of the bow with your fingers, to create a bow shape. see image 3 

Then place the smaller piece of fabric around the middle, wrap tightly and glue in place trim any over-lapping fabric.. see image 4.

Finished !!

If you would like to attached your bow onto a headband you will need to follow this extra step ...

Measure around yours or your child's head with the elastic.
Glue one end to the back of the bow. 
Then glue the other end of the elastic on top, making a loop with the elastic. 
Finally add a small piece of felt over the joins..

Stay tuned for more "bow" inspired DIY posts.

Claire x


  1. You can never go wrong with a plaid bow!

  2. I have a very long hair and I do use these kind of bows. You made really beautiful ones :)