simple felt bow tutorial

I whipped out these cute lil bows the other day and took a few pics to show ya…They’re pretty self explanatory, but I’ll add words anyways.

Click below for more!

you’ll need:
glue. felt. clip. trim edges with pinking shears if wanted.
(If you MUST know, my felt was 4″x2.5″ for the big piece, small piece 1″x2.5″)

 smoosh. glue.

 smoosh, glue other side.

glue strip down. wrap around.

glue. more.

 add clip. glue more.
all done.

I feel like I’m speaking cave-manese.

See? easy peasy! You could also use these for a little bow tie!
I know, a boy craft? on this blog?

so, make bow. glue around ribbon.

 add velcro.
Then, cute-ify a boy. 
or manlify? 

I don’t have any boys so I don’t know the jargon. 😉


  1. this is a fabulous and easy peasy project – i love it!!!

  2. Adorable!!! Simple & sweet… my favorite!

  3. i am going to try this with glittery felt to make a christmas bow for my daughter. thanks for the tutorial.

  4. What a great idea!!!! Don’t you love how the simplest ideas are always the best?? I’m seeing visions of bow filled Christmas stocking already 🙂

  5. Super cute Jess. 🙂

  6. I’m so in love with simple bows right now. MUST-MAKE-THESE! Love that cave manese! Totally authentic. LOL!!

  7. HA!! I TOLD my sister smoosh was a real word. 🙂

  8. LOL I feel ya on not speaking boy-ese, I told my friend that her youngest boy was more delicate that her other boys and she was like, ‘oh he’s not delicate, just small’ and i was like ‘sorry, I have girls, I speak the wrong language!’ lol.

  9. Great idea to make a bow tie for all the little men in our lives! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. awesome! my little miss has been needing some bigger bows. these look super cute and easy to make…thanks!

  11. Um..Hello! That bow tie is a-dorable!!! Guess what I’m making? And just fyi…you can cute-ify a boy 😉

  12. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  13. I’ve been trying to think of a quick but dressy hair accessory to make for my girls to wear with their Christmas dresses, and I think I just found it. These are so simple and adorable, Jess. Thanks!

  14. So cute and easy, thanks for sharing this! I featured you on my website. It is a collection of free felt patterns and tutorials, by talented people like you! Thanks again!

  15. I love quick and easy ideas like this! I put a link to it here in case you’d like to link back:

  16. That’s great! I Stumbled it and will be making some of those. Thanks for sharing! 😀

  17. Nice post. I wear bow ties pretty regular, though I only have two. This will certainly help to expand my collection.

  18. Love it. THanks for sharing

  19. Hi,
    Your blog is amazing!! I´m from Brazil and this is my first time here. This blog is the paradise in the earth for crafters loving!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Ana Silvia

  20. My favorite thing about this tute is definitely the word smoosh. Smoosh smoosh smoosh! I’m going to be making some of these this week!


  21. Love this! I just added this to the 25 Kid Crafted Gifts Tutorial!

    in fact I love all your blog…
    I put in my top blogs…
    thanks for share all

  23. This tutorial is so easy, but the result is so lovely! Thank you for posting this!

    I also referred to your tutorial on my blog: and I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

  24. These are so cute! I can’t wait to try some out! Thanks 🙂

    -Katie Leach
    From Hope For Binati

  25. Well your bow making tutorial is really helpful for me to prepare those with myself…your effort is really admirable.. 🙂

  26. The bow is really looking very very good at the finishing end…I am so pleased that you made us to make the bow prepared so easily…simply an excellent sharing.. 🙂

  27. I wonder why would so much glue is used in making these good looking bows…there should be some other substitute too besides glue!

  28. Love these bows! I put a link to them here:

  29. love that you added the boy option 🙂

  30. Thank you so much for the information you have shared with us!
    I am impressed!

  31. Does this work as well with hot glue? Or is Craft glue better

  32. I love these bows! I like using felt to make flowers and pencil carriers, but I never thought about making bows! These would make perfect little gifts for the children in my family! 🙂


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