If You Like It, Put a Bow on It!

by Anna Rose Johnson | Feb 24, 2014
The dollar section at Target is one of my most favorite places. It’s like a treasure trove of fun items for only a dollar!! A few months ago, I found a set of two pencil cases that I really loved and quickly snatched them up. But they sat untouched and unused on my sewing table from then on. I realized that while I thought they were cute, they were a little plain for everyday use.

I decided I needed to spice the largest one up. So I put a bow on it! The added pop of color worked to refresh it and now I take it everywhere. I guess a bow really does fix everything!

DIY Fabric Bow

Materials needed:

DIY Fabric Bow

  • Cricut Explore™ machine
  • Cricut Design Space™ software
  • 12" x 12" StandardGrip Cricut® cutting mat
  • Cricut® image, Leather Bow
  • ¼ yard fabric
  • Fabric stabilizer, such as Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold
  • Hot glue
  • Iron and press cloth
  • Pencil case

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to apply the stabilizer to the back of the pink fabric. Place the fabric on the mat with the paper side down.

Create a bow

Follow the instructions in Cricut Design Space™ and cut two bow images, one backing piece and two wrapping pieces from pink fabric.

Make a bow from fabric

Remove the paper backing from all of your pieces and iron the notched backing piece to the pencil case.

Fabric bow DIY

Iron the two bow pieces and the two middle pieces together. If they don’t completely adhere, use another form of adhesive to secure the edges.

Create a fabric bow with the Cricut

Fold the ends of the long bow piece to the back and secure in place with hot glue. Wrap the middle piece around the center of the bow.

Make a Fabric Bow

Glue the finished bow to the pencil case.

DIY Fabric Bows

Just think of all the things you can put a bow on! Amazing!

Anna Rose


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