Jan 18, 2011

* [ I like Bows!! ~ ]

So I have these cute Alfred Sung knee high boots that I got for like 30$ on sale
Which is a crazy steal
And they're really nice & all, but kind of bland




So I decided, wry not add some bows?
CAUSE I LIKE BOWS
And you like bows
The world likes bows

So here's a easy tut on how to make simple bows



WHAT WILL I NEED?!
* Fabric, of course
* needle and thread
PLENTY - O - THREAD
* Ruler
*sewing machine ( but you can do this all by hand )

 

いちばん:
First cut out however many rectangle strips you need
( Rectangle = 1 bow
I made 4 bows so I cut out 4 rectangles )
MAKES SENSE



I cut out rectangles that were 12 in x 10 in (approx.)
You can adjust the measurements according to how large you want your bows to be
I just wanted them to fit nicely on my boots.


After cutting them out, fold each piece in two
right sides together



にばん:
Next sew along the areas shown below
Then when reaching the open side seam, sew the corners
but leave an opening so you'll be able to turn your bows inside out



Clip the corners, so that when you turn it out, you'll get nice crisp corners
~
After the trimming, turn it inside out!



さんばん:

Now, blind stitch the opening together with your needle & thread


Avoid puckering & keep it clean, these are bows!

よんばん:

After having it all stitched up
you can either by hand or machine baste up the middle of your rectangle.


ごばん:
Now, cut out a small EVEN strip of fabric
( this is a picture of a scrap I had haha )


Sew it in half, then flip it inside out.

~ Using this piece of fabric, wrap it around the centre of the bow
( where you made the gathers )
and sew it together in the back



** Cut off extra fabric, but not too much
the extra can be used to secure the bow onto other items,
if you intend on doing so

~~~~~~
Now repeat for your other bows, and you'll be left with prettyness

Now for me
in order to secure these to my boots
I just stitched it onto my boots in the middle

And then smaller stitches at the corners
(to secure the bows)

AND THEN BAMBAM VOILA ~ **
(without & with flash)

Cute right
Cost me nothing
Adds cuteness
It's been a great night

Who says you can't do gyaru on a budget? ; D