Monday, October 18, 2010

bow belt tutorial

remember my rose belt tutorial? well here is pretty much the same tutorial, but doing a bow instead of a rose. i made one for me and one for p. i think they turned out super cute, so i thought i would share them with you!

what you need:



bow-1 piece 2.5" x 4"
bow-1 piece 8" x 8"
belt-1 piece 4" x (your waist measurement + 7" ish)


bow-1 piece 4" x (your waist measurement + 7" ish)
you can use interfacing on the bow pieces if you want, but i


2- 1 1/2" D-rings

we will start by making the belt part.

1. iron interfacing onto belt fabric

2. fold belt in half lengthwise and cut a 45 degree angle at one end. 3. fold with right sides together and sew with 1/4" inseem around the 45 degree angle and down the long side of the belt. LEAVE OPEN THE BOTTOM OF THE BELT.

4. turn belt right side out and press

5. fold the open end of the belt under 1/4" and then fold it over your 2 d-rings about 3/4" and then top stitch the flap down. now for the bow parts!

6. take your 2.5" x 4" bow piece and fold lengthwise with right sides together. stitch a 1/4" inseam up the long side.

7. flip your piece right side out

8. iron with the seam in the center of the backside.

9. now take your 8" x 8" bow piece and fold it in half with right sides together and stitch up the long side with a 1/4" inseam.

10. open your seem and iron it in the center back of the piece. 11. now stitch up the 2 short sides with a 1/4" inseam

11. use a seam ripper to open a few stitches in the middle of your center back seam.

12. flip your piece right sides out through the hole you just made.

13. press. this is your bow body.

14. now attach your bow to the end of the belt, where your d-rings are. use your first bow piece to wrap around the bow body and the belt too. pin in place.

15. make sure your bow is centered, that it hides the d-rings and that it looks pretty.

16. now hand stitch the middle piece of your bow closed and tack your bow in place.

all done!

my bow looked funny, but i think it was just the angle...ooops!

if you make this and want to send pictures my way, i would LOVE that. enjoy.


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