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How To Make a Fabric Bow

They say the best things come in small packages and for us, sometimes the smallest of added touches bring the most joy. For our campaign shoot, our Design Assistant, George, hand-made the bows we used to style everything from new bag shapes to ponytails. For that extra match or clash of print to bring our pieces to life.

To help you bring a bit of customisation to your own Cath piece, George has created a step by step to show you how to make a fabric bow, with whatever fabric you have to hand.

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What You'll Need
  • Fabric (we used a cotton poplin) you can use any fabric with a bit of stiffness, cotton is best. You can even use the fabric of an old piece of clothing that you don’t wear anymore. A great way to upcycle!
  • A ruler or tape measure
  • Pins
  • A sewing machine
  • A hand sewing needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • An iron and ironing board
  • Pen/pencil
Step 1 - Get Prepared

 

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Large rectangle for main bow:18cm x 42cm

Medium Rectangle for main bow:18cm x 34cm

Small rectangle for centre: 6cm x 16cm

Long Rectangle for tail: 14cm x 64cm

 

Step 2 - Ready, Steady, Stitch

 

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Step 3 - How to Sew a Bow

 

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Step 4 - Turn & Press

 

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Step 5 - Fold

 

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Step 6 - Assemble

 

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Step 7 - The Final Finish

 

how to make a fabric bow - Cath Kidston

 

how to make a fabric bow - Cath Kidston