Hey there friends! Welcome back to Doggo Bloggo. This week Lily and I are making a bow tie for her friend Mia. This is an easy no-sew way to make a bow tie that slips right onto any collar. The Original post is here.
4″ x 7″ piece of fabric for the main bow tie
4″ x 1.25″ piece of fabric for the center (you will trim about 1″ off eventually)
Thin rubber band
.25″ thick elastic ribbon (or thinner) – cut to a 2.25″ length
Hot glue gun
First, cut the fabric of your choice into the dimensions listed above. Next, take the larger piece and fold it into a tri-fold (it won’t completely overlap – this will create the width of the bow tie, so you can adjust accordingly).
Place a strip of fabric tape on the inside fold of the fabric flap, then iron to fuse the piece together.
Repeat the same process with the smaller piece of fabric to create the wrap for the center of the bow tie.
Back to the main fabric piece for the bow tie! Slightly overlap the ends of the larger piece of fabric together and fuse them with a piece of fabric tape. When you iron this piece, make sure the ends fall in the center. The press of the iron will create a small rectangle and will be the body of your bow tie!
Next, create the bow. Carefully pinch the center of the large fabric piece together to create a bow shape. When it is in the desired shape, secure the center tightly with a rubber band.
Now, you will use the smaller fabric piece to wrap the center of the bow! You will have extra fabric, so start with one end – attach it to the back of the bow tie with a small dot of hot glue. Wrap the fabric around the center of the bow tie: cut it to fit so the ends just meet at the back of the bow tie. Secure with another dot of hot glue.
To finish the bow tie, take the piece of elastic ribbon and secure the ends together with hot glue to make a loop. Then, glue the seam side down to the back of the bow tie. Allow it to dry and cool. If desired, you can cut a small rectangle of felt and glue it over the seam of the elastic afterward. This creates a more finished look but it is optional.
Slide the bow tie onto your doggo’s collar and enjoy the cuteness!
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