|Christmas bow decorations for tree|
They are pretty easy to make
You will need:
some Christmas-y fabric
stuffing, like polyester fiberfill,
cord or string for the holders
For each bow, you will need to cut two pieces of fabric:
one rectangle (A) 4" x 4-1/2" for the stuffed part
one rectangle (B) 3" x 9-1/2" for the ribbon part
Fold the A rectangle in half, right sides together so that you get a fat little rectangle, not a long skinny rectangle. Sew around the 3 cut edges, leaving an opening on the bottom about 1-1/2" long. Backstitch to secure the ends of the seams so they don't pull apart when you turn the piece inside out. Clip the corners of the seams
|leave an opening for turning about halfway on the long raw edge side|
Fold the B strip in half length wise, and cut the ends at a bit of an angle to make a ribbon like end to it.
Again, sew around the 3 raw edges, leaving an opening on the side, about halfway on the edge.
Clip corners, turn inside out and press flat.
|clip the corners|
Press and then stuff the piece so that it is a nice little pillow shape.
|You can sew a seam to help make the pleat,|
|really squish up the stuffed part so you can sew the ribbon part together on the sewing machine|
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