DIY: Bowties


Being that this is a holiday week, this week's DIY project is quick, fun and easy. Bowties! This took about 20 mins and I made 2. One in quilted leather and one in denim, both from my scraps stash. 
1/4 yard of fabric or any scraps or old articles of clothing
glue gun
pin back

  • Cut out a 6 inch by 3 1/2 inch piece of fabric.
  • Draw a vertical line and horizontal line on the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Place a drop of glue on the right side of the fabric where the lines intersect in the middle.
  • Fold in half lengthwise and press close.
  • Place a drop of glue close to the edge on the vertical line and fold the fabric back. Press down.
  • Continue this on both sides creating an accordion effect.
  • Cut out a 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inch strip.
  • With the bowtie facing down, place a drop of glue onto the edge of the strip and press down onto the center of the bowtie.
  • Wrap the strip around the center and apply a drop of glue to seal it closed.

denim shirt H&M | stripe cardigan Thrifted | plaid shirt Target

You can easily make this yourself!


  1. I really like the denim ones.


  2. Very cute! I think I could do that! Looks nice with that plaid shirt!

  3. Thank you! You can do it since it's super easy. :-)

  4. Those denim bow ties look incredible with plaid. I will make a red one for my outfit this holiday :)


  5. Ahh both are cute! I really like how you made them of leather and denim, unexpected but cool!

  6. Thanks Inge! I was going for something a little bit different.

  7. I'mma just go ahead and label you an over-achiever. Always making cool stuff and making it look easy.

    Very cute!

  8. Your bows are super cute!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!



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