I decided I wanted to make Hendrix a bow tie for Valentines day. So I checked out pinterest to try and find a good DIY. I came up empty handed for the most part because most involved using a sewing machine(I was being lazy and didn't want to drag mine out), so I decided to google it instead to see if I could find a YouTube video or something along those lines. I found this blog instead, which contains decent instructions.
I took some pictures of mine along the way that may show the steps a little better. I think the pictures are a lot easier to understand then trying to describe the steps so here they are.
|1. Cut a rectangular piece of fabric. The bigger the piece|
the bigger your bow. So you make have to experiment
with exactly how big a piece of fabric you should start with.
Mine was 13 inches long and about 9 inches tall.
|2. Fold the top and the bottom a 1/4 of the way towards in. |
This is about 2 inches on mine.
|3. Then fold the top and bottom in again to meet in the middle.|
I'm holding the top part and folding it in half to meet the
bottom half in the middle.
This part is kinda difficult to see, but basically you are forming
a nice clean no sew edge.
|Another picture of the step above. You can see here the |
fabric has been folded in twice.
|4. Now you are going to fold both the left and |
right end in to overlap in the middle.
|6. Then flip the fabric over so the overlapping edges is|
in the back. Then you are going to form there humps
to give the bow a nice shape. I think this is the hard part.