Use some gold faux leather to create bow tie accessories that can be added onto hairbands, bracelets or belts!
When I got my copy of the latest issue of Mollie Makes magazine, I was immediately in love with the cover gift of gold faux leather, and the idea of making bows out of them was just too tempting! Instead of using their tutorial to make the bows, I used a template I designed some time ago to make my own, as I had a very special use in mind for the bows. They needed to be a simpler design and have a loop at the back that enables them to be slid on and off items. Expect an update on Christmas day with how I use these pretty bows!
You will need:
-Faux leather (I used the free cover gift from issue 61 of Mollie Makes)
– Hot Glue Gun
1.Download the Bow Template here, print onto A4 / Imperial size paper and cut out the two shapes. On the back of the faux leather, draw around the shapes with soft pencil. You can use some washi tape or masking tape to hold the shapes still if they keep moving. Carefully cut out the shapes from the faux leather.
2.Turn the larger shape over so the back is facing upwards and put a small blob of hot glue in the middle.
3.Bring the sides into the middle onto the glue, so they meet, but don’t overlap.
4.Turn the bow over so the join is now underneath and put a blob of glue in the middle and attach the smaller piece of fabric.
5.Turn over the bow so you can see the join you made in step 3 and place a tube of rolled up scrap paper on top of the main bow which will help create a loop that you can slide your hairband, belt or bracelet through.
6. Bring the ends of the strip of faux leather together so they overlap and secure with another blob of hot glue.
6.Your bow is ready! Just slide your choice of accessory through the loop on the back and you are good to go!