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an essential craft for any lolita.
any lolita knows that such a fashion choice isn't cheap. sometimes you might not have enough left in the bank to buy that all-important matching headbow. but with some clothes come waist ties, and if you're willing to chop them up then you can make this pretty bow ^^
unlike other tutorials, this one uses a diagonal cut to make the bow more elegant and less blunt. trim is optional as most waist ties have a bit of lace on them already!

Posted by Only Frills and Horses from Nottingham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Only Frills and Horses's 52 projects »
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  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 1
    Step 1

    take the ends of one of your waist ties and cut of the end in a diagonal line. Then lay this face down on the other one and use it as a pattern to cut it in the same way.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew these, right sides together.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 3
    Step 3

    Iron it out and you should end up with a 'v' shape.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the next section up on one of your waist ties and cut it so the end's straight. Then lay it on the 'v' piece and fold it to gauge how wide you want it. Once you've got an idea of this, cut it out.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the short ends together. Due to the nature of waist ties these won't match up exactly but as long as the difference isn't too great, it'll be fine.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flatten this out so the seam is at the centre back. Match it up with the seam on the 'v' shaped piece (making sure it's like an upside down 'v') and sew a line to hold it in place.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut a small rectangle and iron the long edges in.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 8
    Step 8

    wrap this around the bow and sew the short edges at the back.

  • How to make a bow headband. Waist Tie Bow - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finally, glue to an Alice band. (or a clip if you'd prefer)

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