Spring is in full swing. The weather is warm and it’s even raining today. I wish it were tomorrow so I could call them April showers, but it’s close enough I guess. I think Spring is my second favorite season. First fall, then spring, and winter vs summer is a wash. I love spring because of […]
So I have another bow tutorial for you guys today. I really like bows. But this tutorial is a little different, because it uses a bow maker, instead of me trying to do it all by hand. About a week and a half ago I was given a mini Bowdabra bow making kit, and it pretty much changed the way I make bows. Once and a while I will probably still sew a bow or just try something new to see if I can, but for no-sew bows, a bow maker is the way to go. It’s fast, easy, and gives you a polished look that hot glue just doesn’t seem to do.
I love dressing my dogs up. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things to do with my dogs. If you’ve been here long, you probably already know about my past poodle. And a proper poodle she was too! She loved a fresh hair cut, great big bows, cute sweaters, and yes – even jewelry. Our necks were the same size, so I would let her borrow my necklaces if there was a reason to dress up. Don’t ask me how I figured that out. “I was thirteen, obsessed with my dog, and had nothing better to do?” is the only answer I can come up with. Anyway, I don’t have my sweet Pompeii anymore, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still think about dressing pets to their best.
I’ve been thinking about making a necklace for some time now, and I finally made myself sit down and do it. I love this pattern because it can be fitted to any mammal. Though I would only really recommend it for dogs, cats, and guinea pigs (maybe a rabbit, if you have a really calm one). It’s a little more involved than some of my other projects, but so worth it.
After making the no sew bows a few months ago I really wanted to make a more polished looking pair, so I pulled out my sewing machine and got to work. The whole project took me about half an hour, with choosing my fabric being the longest part for sure. Even if you’re not great at sewing these bows are super easy and I’ll go through it step by step. If sewing comes naturally please embellish these however you’d like and share your tips. Don’t forget to go on Facebook and share your bows!
I love to dress up my dogs, it’s one of the reasons I like girl dogs so much. And why not; whether we’re going to a party, the park, expecting company, or it’s a holiday there are so many reasons to dress up your dog, and they look soooo cute! Sometimes your just in the mood for a new Saturday walking bow… anyway, you get the point – I dress up my dogs a lot. But, just like my own wardrobe, sometimes I can’t find the perfect accessory and need to make one on the spot. This no-sew dog bow tutorial is perfect for moments just like that. Each bow takes only 3-5 minutes to make and they are so customizable. If your looking for a more professional look a needle and thread is definitely the way to go, but if you just need a quick bit of fancy and fun pull out the glue gun.
P.S. – This bow can be made with a needle and thread if you wish, or you can use ribbon for clean edges. Using wired ribbon will also give you the option of a fluffy bow.