Also cross-posted on my fashion blog.
These skirts (at bottom of post) and bows are the reason why I've been slack on the DIY projects lately! :-)Supplies:
Small amount of fabric
Sewing machine (but this could easily be done by hand)
Cut out two pieces of fabric, one rectangle measuring 4 inches by 13 inches, and a smaller one measuring 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
With right sides together, stitch long side of larger rectangle at seam allowance (0.5 inch) leaving an opening in the center (to turn right side out). Trim loose threads/ragged edges.
Press open, centering seam.
Stitch a V shape into the ends and trim close to stitching.
Turn right side out, through center opening, and press.
Stitch bow knot at seam allowance (0.5 inch), trim seam, turn and press, centering seam.
Place pins at center mark, and 2.5 inches from ends.
Fold bow so that the pins towards the outside meet at the center pin. Pin in place and stitch together (on back/seam side).
Pinch bow and wrap bow knot around the center, folding over the raw edge and pinning in the back. Stitch in place.
Stitch bow to barrette (I removed the innards to make the hand stitching easier).
Replace the barrette innards and you're done!
A few more I made
The dancers with fancy skirts and bows!