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How to Make a Fabric Bow with Cricut Maker

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Fabric Bow cut with Cricut Maker
Ready for Hawaii.

We are planning a vacation.  I found some great fabric to make drawstring bags to keep in our luggage for dirty clothes and small items, see my tutorial here.  I had a scrap of the fabric and wanted to make a bow. I picked up a pack of hula girl embellishments at Hobby Lobby, but check out the selection here. I’ll show you how to make a fabric bow with Cricut Maker.

What You Will Need

Hula girl buttons.
How can you resist these cuties?

Making Your Pattern

I like the fabric bows with a little point on the end.  It’s easy to create the pattern yourself in Cricut Design Space using the basic shapes. Check out my video showing you how here. My finished bow is 7″ long and 2″ wide.  For this size, you will need a scrap of fabric 11″ long and 6″ wide. Place fabric right side down on your pink mat.  If your mat has been used even a couple of times, I find it’s best to secure the fabric with a little washi tape to keep it from bunching up.  Be sure to use your rotary blade!

Sewing Your Bow

Pin right sides of the fabric together and stitch around leaving one side of the middle open for turning.  I forgot to take a picture of this step.

 

Leave a side open for turning.
Very important to leave this section unseen for turning right side out.

Once the bow is turned right side, press it (I use my EasyPress for this when sewing) and top stitch the opening closed. Tie the bow around the elastic rubber band.  Use scissors to clip the loop off the back of the hula girl button.

Clip loop off back of button.
It’s impossible to get all the loop off, get as much as you can.

 

Use E6000 to adhere the button to the bow. Secure the button in place with a large clip until the glue dries.

Use a clip to secure embellishment while it dries.
I got the clip at a beauty supply place.

My daughter is quite happy with the finished bow!

Fabric Bow cut with Cricut Maker
Ready for Hawaii.

Bonus Bows

The embellishments came in a pack of three, so of course, I had to use them all!

Leather bow made with Cricut
Made this for our trip to Hawaii.

Click here to see how to make this adorable leather bow with your Cricut.  The final hula girl was used to embellish a simple elastic hair tie.

elastic hair tie
Love these ties.

I previously made some cute elastic hair ties using Fold Over Elastic.  FOE is very expensive at Joann’s.  Ultimately, I ordered several small quantities on Etsy.  I loved how they turned out but honestly, they were expensive to make.

FOE hair ties.
Super cute, right?

I discovered Hobby Lobby sells spools of ribbon that are essentially Fold Over Elastic but way cheaper.  The ribbon is 1/2″ wide by 3 yards and sells for $2.99 and goes 50% off.  The ribbon is 90% nylon and 10% spandex.  It is stretchier than the FOE but still works great for hair ties.  My Hobby Lobby only had solid colors.

Cut an 11″ section of the ribbon and use a large embroidery needle to thread the button on to the ribbon.

Thread the ribbon through the large needle.
This takes a little patience.

Threading the ribbon through the button loop proved to be a little harder than I expected.  I ended up pulling the needle through with a pair of pliers.  Once the button is in the middle of the ribbon, knot the two ends together.  To prevent fraying hold a lighter to the ends just to singe the fibers.

elastic hair tie

Give it a try and see how easy it is to make these adorable hair bows.

 

 

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