Friday, November 11, 2011

DIY: aristocat bow

Hello! I'm Libby, and I'm so excited to share this fun aristocat bow DIY with you today whilst Kate is off having fun at Disneyworld.

Hands down, my favourite disney film is The Aristocats--everybody wants to be a cat, right? And the cute bows that all of the cats sport were too lovely not to recreate in real-life accessory form. This DIY is so simple and quick, and is perfect for when you get that feline feeling and want to dress up as Marie, Berlioz, Toulouse, Duchess, or Thomas O'Malley.

materials: felt {or any non-fraying material}, needle & thread, pins ruler, scissors

Cut two pieces of felt {see size guide below}. Fold the larger piece in half and whipstitch the bottom edges together; you should have a tunnel, like you would use for casing elastic. Pinch the middle of the large piece and wrap the smaller piece around. Pin at the back, backstitch, and trim excess material.

Ta da! From this basic bow, you can use hot glue or super glue to adhere to grips, headbands, or safety pins. Or do as I did and try Kate's beehive and perch a bow on top.

See, it's easy! I call dibs on being Marie, by the way.

Thanks for reading,
xx Libby