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Lace Bow







Simple and sweet, yet still adorably dressy. This little lace bow assembles into a little 3D wonder, perfect for adding bow accents to accessories, clothes and even little toys. It's almost effortless to make!




You will, of course, need the lace pieces from your Beautiful Bow embroidery design, all stitched out. You'll start with your four lace pieces, like so. You should have two ribbon pieces (those top two) a middle wrap piece, and a bottom flourish. If you need a refresher on how to stitch lace, click here.

You will also need:

  • Needle and thread to match the color of your lace
  • Scissors
  • Optional: hot glue gun and glue stitcks
 



 

Let's start with the folding ribbon pieces. They don't look much like a ribbon yet, but they will. Taking one piece at a time, fold it in half, so those two ends are touching, like so.

Stitch those two ends together. Do this for both pieces.




Once your two pieces are ready, you'll want to attach them together, as shown. Make sure you have the same sides facing up, as the "back" of the ribbon, so to speak, is a little narrower than the front.

Stitch or hot glue the two pieces together.

 



 

This is what your two pieces should look like stitched together. You can kind see through the back that the top pieces are just a little bit wider. This is how you know your ribbon is facing up.




Now for the middle tie. You'll wrap the long piece of lace around the middle of your bow, and stitch it together in the back.

It may help to keep the back stitching in place by adding a dab of hot glue to the back and pressing the ribbon together.

 



 

OK! So now you have a charming bow. It's up to you at this point whether you want to add that extra flourish or not. This makes an excellent little bow tie, but looks super cute with the tail accent.




To add the tail, just stitch or glue it directly to the back of your ribbon.

 



 

Your lace bow is ready!




Add it as a cute flourish to tees and tops, or make teddies extra dapper. Whatever you want to do with your new little lace bow is up to you!

 



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