Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DIY Wednesday: I {heart} Fabric Bows

I will be honest: I am not a fan of bows. Even when I had long hair, I did not wear them and if I bought an article of clothing with a bow on it... well, I wouold find a way to remove it without destroying the outfit.

But, for some strange reason, I *L*O*V*E* making these! I found the tutorial for these at Cut Out & Keep and they are are incredibly easy to make. The main difference from the tute and what I did is that these are about half the size.

You may recognize this fabric from the men's polo refashion I posted in my first entry. This isn't the best fabric to use as it is really stretchy and the skulls are a bit too far apart but it was fun to play around with for my first few bows. :)

This one was made using fabric from a size 2 pencil skirt I got from the thrift store for a couple of bucks a while back. :) The ribbon is from one of the many grab bags of ribbon I purchased many years ago and the stud is off of an old belt I recently picked up.

I made a few more than this, experimenting with different fabrics, ribbons, etc. Non-stretchy fabric that can be ironed is the easiest, I think.

I made 2 of the plaid punk bows and am not sure what I am going to do with them. I am thinking at least one will become a necklace of sorts. I have an old black bra strap that I converted into a choker that just may be perfect for this.

I'll post a pic of whatever I decide to do! I may be a bow-lover after all. :)

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