Monday, April 1, 2013

No Sew Lace Bow


Hey guys!

So sorry for the lack of posts recently! With Easter comes the annual Easter Celebration production at my church, so I've been behind about just about everything- including my blog. But now it's spring break, leaving me with plenty of time for crafting. :)

Speaking of spring... the warm weather makes my knitted bows kinda out of the question, so I had nothing to accessorize my hair with! Until I found some lace fabric...

Here are the supplies you'll need:
  • Lace
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Bobby pin 

I went to Michaels to buy some lace but I couldn't find anything except this lace umbrella, so I just bought it and cut the lace off of the plastic frame of the umbrella. It actually worked well, but it would be much easier to actually buy lace on it's own, and I'm sure you get more lace for your money.

Step 1: Fold your fabric in half.

Step 2: Cut your fabric.

Now you can decided how big or small you want your bow to be, but remember that you fabric is folded in half, so it only needs to be half as long. 

Now I meant to cut my fabric much wider so that I could fold the width in half to make up for my sloppy cutting job. 

Step 3: Cut off about an inch of the fabric on either side. Or if you like the size of your bow already, you can just cut off an inch of fabric from the original lace fabric.

Here's what I was working with. Luckily, because it's lace it doesn't end up looking as messy as the purely cut fabric once you put it all together. 

Step 4: Take the hot glue gun and put a line of hot glue down the middle of the bow where you will cinch it.

Step 5: Cinch the lace where the hot glue is.

Step 6: Put a dot of hot glue on the cinched area and then take one of the inch wide, long pieces of lace and press one end of it on the dot of hot glue. Then wrap the long piece of lace around the cinched area until you run out of fabric. You can put another dot of hot glue to keep the wrapping fabric in place.

Just stick a bobby pin in the back, pin in into your hair, and enjoy!

If you have any questions about this tutorial or if you would like to share your own version on this craft, please post below in the comments.

Happy crafting!

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