When life gives me lemons…. I remind myself how much I love lemonade, seriously it’s an addiction. Know what else I love
Put it this way, when life gives me scraps, I make bows.
When we were visiting Mr. Smith’s Aunt she kindly gave me a ton of amazing (adorable, wonderful, darling, “OMG I need this in my life!”) scrap material
One stipulation… I had to make bow ties for her new yorkie…
Oh what a hassle that would be (can I just inform anyone unfamiliar with tinybows that statement was dripping with sarcasm)
I got started right away
Just use the same template found on this blog post for my felt hair bows and cut two pieces of the bow loop part of the template.
Cut them at the same time with right sides facing towards one another and take into account seam allowance
Sew the two pieces together (still with outsides facing towards one another)
Then turn the piece right side out and flatten your seams. If needed (or wanted) you can iron it to get the seams to cooperate, I didn’t because the bows tend to be a little fluffier if you don’t flatten the seams with an iron.
Then cut a small rectangle of fabric about 1 inch by 2 inches and sew the long sides together with right sides facing together and again turn right side out
As a tip I had to use a pencil or sometimes a crochet hook to turn the pieces.
Then sew the two ends of the bow loop together.
Sew the center piece to the side of the back seam of the bow loop.
(Optional if you plan on attaching it to a collar) Sew a small strip of elastic on top of the center piece
Wrap the center piece around the bow loop and sew it on the same seam as it started
Here comes the hard part, you have to stretch the elastic and sew it to the remaining centerpiece so that it rouches the fabric and allows the elastic to stretch
Trim any excess fabric and elastic and sew the end to the opposite side of the back of the bow
You can of course adjust the size of the pattern based on how big you want the bow for your fur baby but the elastic allows it to easily stretch over the latch of a collar.