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Old 07-18-2011, 04:15
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Default Re: how to make a bow out of fabric

Originally Posted by masha1999 View Post
2" does not give you a lot of room to play with if you don't want the edges to show.

If she wants a true bow and not a flower, I think I would sew it into a tube first and then use that as "ribbon." A tuxedo bow would be cute and simple. Or you can make several tuxedo bows of different widths and then cinch them together in the middle. Depending on the material, you might be able to find a coordinating color and use that as the middle. There are free tutes for tuxedo bows.

Let us know what worked out!
decided to use your words . . . hope you don't mind! you can also use a 1.5 - 1.75" piece of tulle as your backing & sew into a tube. or, you could use complimentary/contrasting fabric for the backing. if you use a width that's a bit shorter, it'll bring your seam to the inside . . . and if you really want to get fussy, you could then topstitch it.
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