Welcome to Fabric Bows and More. I have compiled several bow, flower, headband tutorials together in one place. Most of the tutorials I have found online searching for things to make. I hope you will find a few that you like whether it be for your daughters or yourself. Don't forget to click on the "Older Posts" at the bottom over to the right to see more samples.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My 1st Giveaway

I made this bow yesterday so I could make a tutorial on it so why not have this bow as the first giveaway.  I already made one like this (a little different brad in the center) and my daughter wears it a lot, it is a really nice brown color. 
This giveaway will end at midnight Friday January 7th.  You can enter this giveaway up to 5 times.  Winner will be announced on Saturday.
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1. Name and last name/initial of last name.
2. Tell me what tutorial on this blog you like the best.
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My 1st Flower Tutorial

I figured since I had 50 followers now I had better get on the tutorial band wagon lol.  I had planned on doing this a lot earlier but we were so busy the last 2 months with Christmas orders from our hand stamped jewelry business I had to keep that as my first priority.  Here is my first tutorial I have ever made so I hope you like it. 

This flower bow was made with my Big Shots.  I purchased mine from Joann’s for $59.99 a few months back on sale.  Here is the bow I will show you how I made it.


The first picture is of my Big Shots.  the second picture is of the die cut I used it is from Sizzix Flower Layers #5.  I cut out some paper in the shape and laid it over the die so you can see it better.  The two plates on the side of the die cut is what I use to sandwich the die between them when I put it through the Big Shots. 


I found the fabric I wanted to use for this and cut 4 of each size.  The fabric I used for this was kind of a suede not sure what it is is called (it was in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby) but it is thicker than most fabrics I think this helps it with the fuller look.  Since the die cut is not that large anyways I usually cut 4 of them to fit the whole thing.  Some of my other dies I cut them to fit what I am going to cut out.  I lay all 4 pieces of fabric on top of the die and put one of the plates on the bottom and then the other one on top and put it in my Big Shots and put it through.

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This is what it looks like when it come out.  The fabric is already cut.  How cool is that?  I love this machine.  It makes making fabric bows so much easier. 

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You should have 4 larger petals and 4 smaller petals cut out.  Take one of the larger petals and put a dot of glue (I use my glue gun) in the middle of the flower (on the back side) and fold over the flower so the petals match it to the other side. 

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Once it is folded over put a dot of glue in the center towards the bottom and fold it over again in half (the glue will hold it in place).

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Once you are through with all 8 petals folding them over in half then half again you should have 8 petals looking like this.  The round circle is a 2” circle of black felt.  I use this as a base for my flower.  I also have a circle die cut it is very handy, I use it a lot for my circles.  You first start out with the 4 larger petals and position them around the felt.  I usually put a larger dot in the center and play around with the petals to get them where I want them.  Sometimes they have to lay on top of other petals since there is not enough room for all of them to spread out it ends up looking fine lay them on a single row (not the folded over part). 

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When you have the first layer done you can put a large dot of glue in the center and place the 4 smaller petals (I know there is only showing 3 of them in the picture but there were 4 used). 

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After all the petals are glued into place get a clip and cover it with ribbon then glue the top of it all the way down and  place it on the back of the bow. 

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I usually use scrapbooking brads as my centers for my flowers unless I make my own button with the same fabric.  Most of the time I bend the stems off the brads or cut them off and put a dab of glue where I want the brad and push down on it. 

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Here is the final product. 


Fluffly Flower Tutorial by Arty-Crafty Babe

Click Here to see the tutorial on how to make these flowers.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet Little Flower Headband by You Seriously Made That?

A friend of mine was wearing one of these the other day and it was so cute and I just ran across this tutorial today on how to make this.  I really need to learn how to crochet.  Click Here to see the tutorial on how to make this cute headband.


Rolled Flower Tutorial by It’s My Story And I’m Sticking With It

Click Here to see the tutorial on how to make these rolled flowers.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

It's a Wrap/Bow Tutorial by Roots, Wings & Nests

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you enjoyed Christmas week tutorials.  Click Here to see the tutorial on how to make these bows. 


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pom Pom Bow by The Container Store

Click Here to see the tutorial on how these bows are made.


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Ribbon Gift Bow Headbands and Hair Clips by Attempting Aloha

 Click Here to see the tutorial on how to make this headband.




How To Make A Tree Topper Bow Tutorial by Kristen’s Creations

Too bad I did not find this tutorial sooner. I love this tree topper I will have to try this next year for our tree.  Click Here to see this tutorial.  She adds a little more in each picture.  I would be happy with my tree with just the first picture. 



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