Saturday, 14 January 2012

10 minute make - Felt bows

These great little bows are really quick and easy to make and they can be used for all sorts of different things!

All you need is:

  • Felt
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Step 1

Measure two strips of felt.

The first 15cm x2cm (this makes the bow loops), the second 10cmx2cm (this is the base of the bow). You can obviously make bigger or smaller depending on how you’ll be using your bow!

Step 2

Cut two little triangles out of the shorter bit of felt to finish the base.

Step 3

Fold the longer bit into a loop and stitch together.

Step 4

Place the loop onto the base of the bow and press down.

Step 5

Now you need to stitch the top to the bottom and make the bow shape.

Turn the bow over then you only need to stitch the edges. So stitch one side, then straight over to the other side. Don’t stitch the middle.

The whole reason you only stitch the sides is that once you’ve done the first stitch on one side you can pull the thread tight and stitch to the other side.

This is what gives the “pinched” bow shape. Stitch the pinched fold a few times to secure then knot!

Step 6

Use for whatever you like!

Maybe a hair grip, magnet, or to decorate gifts!

I used mine on a card for my cousin who has just had a baby girl!


  1. aw I love that! So cute!
    Lovely post, Stace x

  2. Aw thanks! So quick and easy to make! :) x