|Black Satin and Red Tulle|
|Gold Satin Ribbon and Cream Tulle|
Anyway, for this clip, you will need:
|I wasn't trying to be artistic with this shot... I was just trying to find the best lighting where you can see the cream tulle in the photo ;)|
- 1.5 yards of satin ribbon
- 2 strips of tulle, around 1/4 inch wider than the satin ribbon, 1.5 yards
- A piece of felt , cut into a circle, 2 inches in diameter (not pictured above)
- Needle and thread
- Glue gun
Step 2: Layer your satin ribbon and 2 strips of tulle into one strip. Position on to the felt and place a few stitches to keep it in place.
Step 3: Fold your strip of ribbon and tulle to make a pleat and secure the fold/pleat with a couple of stitches.
Step 4: Continue making folds/pleats with your strip of ribbon and tulle around the edge of the circle felt, securing each fold with a few stitches.
Step 5: After making a complete circle, continue folding/pleating the satin ribbon and tulle to make a smaller circle.
Step 6: Continue folding and pleating to make smaller circles until the free space at the center becomes too small to add another layer. Cut off any excess ribbon and tulle and singe the edge of the ribbon to prevent fraying. The fold the edge of the ribbon and tulle inward to hide it and secure with a couple of stitches.
|See? from the photo, you can't see the edge of the ribbon and tulle because it is folded inward.|
Step 8: Before you add your clip to the back of the flower, you can cut another circle of felt to hide the stitches. Sometimes I do...sometimes I don't (when my stitches are even and pretty :). Anyway, you can glue your clip or pin at the back.
|A pretty pink bow for a pretty little girl.|
|A pretty pink satin bow for another pretty little girl.|
My other friend has a little boy, and I initially wanted to make a bow tie for him like this Li'l Mister Bow Tie from Delia Creates. I had the the perfect fabric for it too... but I didn't have the time to make one (a little busy this week and Andrea has been staying up late so no free time in the evening) so he's getting a toy instead.
I can't wait to see my friends! It's been years since our little group was complete. The last was before any of us were married I think. And now... we all have kids! And this will probably be the last in a long time since one of them is moving to Dubai in June :-/ Anyway, last post for the week for me. Hope you all have a great weekend!
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