What you’ll need ~

DIY Felt Bow for Valentine's Day

  • Felt in the colors of your choice (we used hot pink, light pink and purple)
  • Embroidery floss in white OR color to match the felt
  • Pinking shears or scissors
  • Needle
  • Button (normal or decorative)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
  • Barrette, headband, shoe clip, brooch pin, bobby pin, ponytail holder, etc. ~ whatever you want to attach the bow to

How to make it ~

DIY Felt Bow for Valentine's Day

Makes one bow approx. 2.5″ wide.

Using sharp scissors or your pinking shears, cut a rectangle measuring about 3″ wide by 2″ tall out of your main felt color.

Next, cut a slightly smaller rectangle (about 2.5″ wide by 1.5″ tall) out of your secondary felt color.

Lastly, cut a strip of felt measuring about 2.5″ to 3″ long and 1/2″ wide for the center of the bow (this can be a third color or one of your first two colors).

Thread your needle with the embroidery floss (separated into a section of 3 strands. If you try to do this at the end of the floss, you’ll wind up with a tangled mess. Just gently pull apart at the middle, and you’ll have two sections!) and knot the end.

DIY Felt Bow for Valentine's Day

Lay your small felt rectangle on top of your large rectangle and do a running stitch along the center of the rectangles. Pull the thread gently and the bow will gather in the center.

Turn the bow over and put another stitch through the back of the bow to keep it secure. Finish off with a knot and trim your embroidery floss.

Now, you can either sew your button or hot glue it to the center of the strip for your bow center.

Wrap the strip around the center of the bow and sew together in the back.

You can use the loop that the strip forms in the back to attach the bow to anything you want (for example: a pin, as pictured). Depending on what you’re planning to use the bow for, you may want to attach it with a small dot of hot glue to keep it secure.

DIY Felt Bow for Valentine's Day

Here’s a quick and easy way to make a cute bow.  No sewing machine required.  I like to make these to match the giggler’s outfits.
Cut two felt rectangles in the same size.  You can choose how big or small you want them.  Then cut a skinny rectangle for the middle.  It just has to be long enough to fit around the bow.
You just need enough space to get a clip through.  I sewed mine tighter than it shows in the picture.
 Here’s one that I sewed around the edges.
                             

Felt is a favorite of many crafters. It is fun to use felt and the results are always pretty and cool. Here, I’ve tried to provide clear tutorials for three types of Felt bows which are quick and easy to make.

Glimpse of the Felt Bows:

Felt Bows

Steps to make no sew felt bows:

How To – Type 1:

Step 1:

Start with a square piece of felt cloth.

Step 2:

Apply fabric glue on one side of the cloth, fold (cupboard fold) and join two ends of the square together. Press.

Step 3:

Once the glue is dry, hold at the center as shown.

Step 4:

Secure the creases using a piece of string or thread.

Step 5:

Apply fabric glue on a strip of felt cloth and wrap the strip at the center.

Step 6:

Allow the glue to dry.

Step 7:

Cut the sides of the bow in a curve like pattern to finish the bow.

How To – Type 2:

Step 1:

Take two rectangular pieces of felt. One piece should be slightly bigger than the other.

Step 2:

Apply fabric glue on the bigger felt piece.

Step 3:

Place the smaller piece on the glue and press firmly.

Step 4:

Hold at the center to make creases.

Step 5:

Secure at the center using a piece of metal string.

Step 6:

Apply fabric glue on a strip of felt cloth and wrap the strip at the center. This way you cover the string.

Step 7:

Allow the glue to dry and the bow is ready.

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How To – Type 3:

This bow is my favorite among the three.

Step 1:

Take a fairly broad strip of felt. Apply fabric glue at one end of the strip.

Step 2:

Place the other end of the strip on this and press.

Step 3:

Cut out another piece of felt which is of the same width as the piece made in step 2 but is longer.

Step 4:

Apply glue on the strip we cut out in Step 3.

Step 5:

Place the piece made in Step 2 on this and press.

Step 6:

Hold at the center as shown.

Step 7:

Secure at the center using a piece of metal string.

Step 8:

Apply fabric glue on a strip of felt cloth and wrap the strip at the center.

Step 9:

Cut the sides of the strip in a v-shape and the bow is done.

SHAMROCK FELT BROOCH

Today’s tutorial is a Patrick’s Day felt craft – a simple brooch/pin made using felt cloth.

Felt Shamrock BroochStep 1:

Draw a shamrock outline on the felt cloth.

Step 2:

Cut out along the outline.

Step 3:

Cut out another piece of felt in the shamrock design. This piece can be smaller than the piece made in step 2.

Step 4:

Hand sew the pieces together using a suitable thread as shown.

Step 5:

Hand sew a smaller piece at the back of the base felt cloth and insert a safety pin.

Step 6:

Buttons or beads can be used to embellish further.