I’ve got a few newborn and baby sessions coming up, and ever since I donned Carsten in this getup for Valentines Day, I can’t get enough of babies in bow ties. I thought it would be fun to make some for my upcoming shoots, not only to use as props but also to give clients as a little take-home gift. These were so easy to make that I decided to post a tutorial. I made these with boys in mind, but you could also attach them to headbands or hair clips for girls!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric (I picked up a few fabric quarters at my local fabric store)
- Glue gun (with glue sticks of course, but you already knew that)
Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric, the larger one should be 7×5″ and the smaller one should be 2.25×2.25″.
Steps 2-3: Take the larger piece and flip it over. Then fold it into thirds lengthwise.
Step 4: Take each end and fold them in so they meet in the middle.
Step 5: Flip the folded piece of fabric over and pinch it in half, as shown. Using your hot glue gun, put a drop of glue in the crease so that the fold stays put.
Step 6: Flip it over again and fold the top and bottom edges in the opposite direction of the fold in Step 5, as shown. Glue in place.
At this point, it should look something like above.
Step 7: Next, take the smaller piece of fabric and fold it into thirds, then wrap it around the bow and glue it together in the back. Cut off any excess fabric.