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Bow Tutorial by laurabububun Bow Tutorial by laurabububun
Hopefully this tutorial will help someone create some perfect cute bows to accent a Lolita outfit or anything else!

Extra tip:
I usually pin these in my hair just using a bobby pin.. It works great~ and looks super cute ^_^
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HeatherHolder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Watch "How To Tie A Perfect Bow" on YouTube
LadyLolitaLove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Thanks :D although I don't like fluffy bows so I don't make them on the bias
bleachxfan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
This is super cute. ^^
Would this work for sailor uniform bows as well? :)
catgirl846 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I made one and it turned out cute^^ I'm gonna make a new one for my cosplay outfit of my OC, Good Nightmare. 
Mashwey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What fabric would work the best?
laurabububun Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   General Artist
Woven non-stretch fabric is the best for this. If you're new to sewing, I'd say to stick with cotton. If the fabric feels a bit thin, you might want to use some iron on interfacing as well.
Mashwey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Thank you!
TangerineOwl952 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be very helpful for me in the future! Thanks for making this!
Deoxygenated Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you thank you thank you!!! :D This is perfect for my bow obsession :)
Medonii Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Awesome and cute!
Can't wait to try! :D
burninglilly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to try.
Orochimara96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
in italian?
ToRmEnTtHeFaLlEn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how adorable :D
UnicornReality Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy: Hello! This has a feature in Awesome Artisan Crafts IV! :star:
:heart: :peace:
RosePetalRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thank you for creating this tutorial, I'm going to try it out and see if i can improve my Bow making.
CookieCrisis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Just wondering, is it necessary to put it at a 45 degree angle? couldn't I just cut out the same size pieces normally?
laurabububun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   General Artist
Cutting it out on the bias (diagonally) causes the fabric to act differently than if you are cutting it out along the grain. It is stretchier along the bias, so when you sew it together and scrunch the bow, it looks nicer than if it's cut out the other way. However, if you want to use iron on interfacing then it is not necessary to cut it on the bias. :)
CookieCrisis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Okay thank you! Now I'm going to go attempt this...
Cassierolee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to make a sailor moon bow with this tutorial, what fabric would you suggest? (so it stays upright and doesn't hang over like a silk fabric)<- sorry if that made no sense xD
laurabububun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   General Artist
I've never made large sailor scout bows, so I can't tell you for sure.. I would suggest choosing the fabric that you like and then adding interfacing to keep the bow upright.
Cassierolee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
erisabesu-kuro-gosai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
It's really wonderful of you to have posted this. I'm sure a ton of people have benefited from this like I have. I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial! :)

Also, would it be alright to upload the bow I made with your tutorial on deviantart if I credit you?

Thanks again!
laurabububun Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   General Artist
Thanks for letting me know! I'm glad it helped you out :)

You are more than welcome to upload a bow you made with it, no credit necessary (but it's nice!) :D
erisabesu-kuro-gosai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!

And thank you! :)
Kirschu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Nice Tutorial =D
it's really well done!
Xelhestiel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Very cute tutorial ^_^
100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
This is a very well made tutorial. :D Thank you!
CookieCrisis Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
What does basting mean?
laurabububun Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   General Artist
A basting stitch is essentially a straight stitch, sewn with long stitches and unfinished ends. If you are doing one on a machine you want to set the machine to the longest stitch length.
lady-fuz-lin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly cute! About to try one myself :3
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial <3
OliviaOpheliac Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Photographer
Thanks very much for this! I'll be trying it.
willamuwsu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is so great and cute tutorial ;3; thankyou~!
Mitsu-Muffin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, this would be wonderful for my lolita outfits ^w^

Thank you so much! 8D
meltedxcrayons Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
very helpful! Thanks!
Akane-Chaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
oh my, Need to try this out once! ;D
eternal-song Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
that's adorable. i must make one... or several...
Snoangel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
This is... just what I needed. :worship: I've been a lolita for about a year, and I would love to start making my own clothes. This was one of the additions I was worried about making correctly, but worry no more, thanks to you~ :heart: So, of course, thank you so much for making this! :hug:
Lophiomyinae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Ooh... I was thinking of making a Lolita bow... could I use this for reference?
Miss-Tea-chan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student General Artist
thanks for the info =) i love bow's ^^
7nica Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
This tutorial is awesome thank you for sharing it!!!!
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student General Artist
This makes much more sense then what I tried to do. XD~!
OodlezOfDoodlez Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Very nice. Would you mind if I used your lolita tutorials in a Lolita fashion thread? Of course I'll make sure you're credited. D:

Here's the link to the thread in case you want to take a look first. [link]
laurabububun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   General Artist
Sure go ahead! Thanks for letting me know~ and I would definitely appreciate it if you credit me :)
OodlezOfDoodlez Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
No problem.
Sturmbringer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks nice. I need some bows for my next cosplay so i'll try it :)
Andichan04 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is super cute! I think I'll make some! :)
Two-Players Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What font did you use for the banner? By the way, this is very pretty :)
IkaraNoshima Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Love the tutorial. I love it so much, in fact, that i made one moments ago. :3
Heres the link so you can see it: [link]

Thankyou so much for posting this tutorial! :heart:
Miolly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student Photographer
Could you please let me know what material you used?
laurabububun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   General Artist
Just a regular cotton fabric.. I usually go for kona cotton :)
I have had success making this in other fabric though, such as cotton sateen.
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