More scraps, more hair bows XD This time its a typical JD style double fabric bow. This is another one which has been sitting on my reader’s request list for so long that I can’t find who originally requested it >_< If it was you I’m sorry and let me know in the comments so I can update this!
What you need:
Cut your pieces out first. You need 2 large rectangles, 2 slightly smaller rectangles and a little one for the middle tie.
Place the two sets of rectangles on top of each other, good sides of the fabric facing in.
Stitch around 3 and 1/2 sides of the first rectangle set. I used an overlocker but you can do it on a sewing machine or hand stitch just as easily.
Repeat on the other set of rectangles and also on the long sides of the middle tie.
So you should have something like this where one side has a gap in it…
Open that gap up a bit…
And turn the rectangle inside out.
You’ll get something like this:
Using the tip of a pen or something pointy, poke inside and use it to wiggle the corners into points.
Now you have something like this:
Repeat on the other rectangle set.
Thread your needle.
Next fold the edges of the hole inside so it fits with the rest of the side.
Stitch it shut!
And now you’ve got this…
Put the small one on top of the large one.
Pinch in the middle so it forms a crease.
Stitch the crease in place. I generally just wrap the thread around the middle.
Time to cover it up.
Take the left over piece and fold the edges in towards the middle.
Wrap it around the thread in the middle.
Stitch the back of it in place!
Add a clip or brooch to the back and that’s it!
Fabric choice matters a lot with these bows, they generally look better with stiff fabric like this cord or thick satin as it holds shape better. From here you could easily decorate with pearls, extra ribbons or anything you like. I think this fabric looks nice enough as is though because it had a fairly busy pattern already.