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A cute cotton bow for your waist
With basic sewing skills, you can create a little bow belt to go with dresses.

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  • How to make a bow belt. Diy Bow Belt - Step 1
    Step 1

    belt directions:

    step 1: measure your waist and add two inches to the length.

    step 2: cut out fabric 2 inches by the previous length

  • How to make a bow belt. Diy Bow Belt - Step 2
    Step 2

    step 3: fold the fabric in half "hot-dog" style with the yuckier sides facing out toward you and press with an iron. Fold in the edges at the top and bottom of the belt 1/4 inch and press.

    step 4: Sew along the edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (not the top or bottom)

    step 5: turn that sucker inside out (use a pointy device to help you with this.)

    step 6: Sew along the top and bottom (your frayed edges should be neatly tucked inside.) set the belt aside.

  • How to make a bow belt. Diy Bow Belt - Step 3
    Step 3

    step 1: cut out two rectangles of fabric, 1 large, 1 smaller. I did 4 x 10 for one, and 3 x 5 for the other.

    step 2: fold the large rectangle in half, press it with an iron and fold in the edges of at the top and bottom (about 1/4 inch) and press.

    step 3: sew along the long edge. turn inside out and press the fabric so that the seam is in the middle-- (see the image at left)

  • How to make a bow belt. Diy Bow Belt - Step 4
    Step 4

    step 4: tuck one end into the other and stitch it so you have a tube (see above image at right)

    step 5: follow step 2 for the small rectangle. This should result in a nice little tube (see image at left).

    step 6: Pinch your large rectangle into a bow shape and squeeze it through the tube.

  • How to make a bow belt. Diy Bow Belt - Step 5
    Step 5

    bow belt:

    step 1: stitch the bow to your belt

    step 2: measure where you want your snaps to be (I wrapped the belt around my waist toward the front and marked with a pen where I wanted the snaps to line up) and sew them on.

    step 3: pair your cute bow belt with your favorite dress or skirt!

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