Bow Brooch

A while ago I saw this really cute blouse on Pinterest. Pinterest tells me a while ago = 20 weeks:

Source: via Jaime on Pinterest

I loved it! I decided that it's just a black tee with a big bow brooch. I thought, "I can make that" What can I say, I'm Wayward?

But this craft is easy. Really easy.

36" x 6" of fabric
Matching thread

Sewing Machine

Here's my fabric, recognize it?

First, fold your fabric length wise (hot dog) with the wrong side facing out. Then press the fold. You don't have to do it this way, but I like to because then I don't need to use pins when sewing.


Sew a seam along the edge of the fabric (but don't do it in the dark like I did...or my camera makes it look like I did)


Pull inside out, hem the bottoms of the tube you've just made. Iron again. Tie in a bow. Adhere a pin back to the back like this one


Total it took about 15 minutes from start to finish (I'm guessing, I got distracted)

Next time I think I'll make it even bigger!

PS Happy Birthday to my best friend, BLBP. She is the recipient of the lovely Blue Pigs quilt by my mom from last fall.


Mary Pat Siehl said...

so cool!! great job

Brave Brooke said...

I like big bows and I cannot lie.

Unknown said...

Cute, love it!

Heather Landry said...

I can't comment... I'm too busy laughing about Brooke's comment. ROFLOL

Your bow looks incredible. You did an amazing job!

Sugarr2518 said...

The bow is soo cute! It seems like a pretty quick and easy DIY:)

Anonymous said...

If you like it then you should have put a bow on it!
Anything is better with a big o bow!

Tracy said...

Great tutorial.
I would love to see your bow on your blouse :)

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