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You will need
fabric approx. 22” x 9”
iron- on interfacing (med weight) 22” x 9”
pins, fabric scissors, safety pin
bow tie fastening set, 3 pieces, hook, loop and adjuster
Use ¼” seam throughout
1. Cut fabric and interfacing for
Bow A 14” x 6”
Center B 5 ½” x 2 ½”
Iron interfacing onto back of fabrics.
Cut fabric for Strap C 21 ½” x 2 ¼”
Cut interfacing for strap 21 ½” x 1 ½”
Press interfacing in line with one raw edge of strap C
2. Fold Bow piece A in half lengthwise. Pin and stitch all the way around, keeping corners square. Leave a small gap (3”) to turn through. Remove pins, trim across corners and turn through making sure the corners are square. Press gap seams under.
3. Zig-zag fold into 3 equal layers along length.
4. Fold Center piece B in half lengthwise. Sew longest raw edges together. Attach safety pin and turn through. Center seam along back and press.
5. Fold zig-zagged 3 layer bow A in half lengthwise. Concertina fold edges back and test Center piece B around bow. Center stripe as desired.
6. Fold piece B in half RS together and sew approx. 1 ½” from fold, backstitching edges. Trim seam to ¼”, turn right side out and push over bow. Center back seam.
7. Press faced fabric side of Strap C in half. Fold opposite edge over ¼” to facing and then over again on top.
8. Stitch along top of turned edge.
9. Thread strap over centre bar of adjuster.
10. Press raw end over ¼” and stitch down, backstitching to secure. Thread hook onto strap, facing outwards, then thread the raw end back through adjuster.
11. Place metal loop on other end, turn over ¼” then stitch down. Thread through back of bow and slide adjuster to fit neck.
~ Instructions and photographs by mandy munroe
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