Monday, 23 February 2015

Make a 1950's Bow

Make a pattern

  1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric on the straight grain, making the main piece twice the length and twice the width of the finished bow, plus ¼" SA all around on both pieces. The bow will be about half the length of the main piece.
  2. Interface if the fabric is very drapey.

Sew the main piece

  1. With RS together, sew a ¼" seam on the long edge. Press the seam open over dowel and turn. Position the seam line in the middle and press.
  2. Make horizontal pleats on the CF and sew them down using a wide zig zag, about as wide as the centrepiece
  3. Pleat the raw ends of the main piece and tack in place.
  4. Fold the ends under so that they meet at CB. Sew through all layers using a wide zig zag (won't show -  will be covered by the centrepiece).

Sew the centrepiece

  1. With RS together, sew a ¼" seam on the long edge. Press the seam open over a wooden chopstick and turn. Position the seam line in the middle and press.
  2. Finish the raw edges and press.
  3. Topstitch, if desired.

Assemble the bow

  1. Wrap the centrepiece around the main piece, overlapping raw edges at CB and hand stitch in place.
  2. Using teeny weeny stitches, stitch the folded edges of the centrepiece to the main piece - this puffs it up.
  3. 1950s Bow

1 comment:

  1. Do we get to see a picture? Where have you been putting bows?

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