Fabric Bows TUTORIAL

 so this is what davis and i are giving to our friends, neighbors, and co-workers this year for Christmas…..my spin on the classic ‘mix-in-a-jar’ gift:
Hot Cinnamon Milk mix…..Aretha Franklin style! :)
{gotta luv them big bows! ;o}

Seriously. What’s not to love about a sweet fabric-bow adorned jar?
These are super easy to make and you can even use your scraps to make them.


  • fabric
  • scissors
  • and that trusty sewing machine!
  • TEMPLATE {Click to view the bow template. Print on 1 sheet of paper. Pattern should be approx 10.5 inches long by 2 inches wide.}
for each bow, cut 4 pattern pieces using the template.
take 2 pieces and with right sides together sew together using 1/2″ inseam. leave small end open.
*leave the small end of the pattern open so you can turn it right side out later*
when sewing around the curved portion of the fabric, go slowly so you can get a nice rounded seam.
next, make small cuts into the fabric about 1/4″ apart around the curved portion. DO NOT cut the thread!
REPEAT above steps with the remaining 2 pattern pieces.
using a dowel or blunt scissors, turn right side out and iron flat.
take one side and tuck in the unfinished seam about 1/4″
insert the raw edges of the other side into the opening.
so that it looks like this.
sew shut.
 then fold over that same seam….
and sew across it.
And that’s it! This template works with all regular mouth glass jars.
 just add a gift tag and your jar is ready to go!*click here for the recipe for Hot Cinnamon Milk mix. {this stuff is SO delish! it’s like eggnog, but without the eggs and a lot less calories!}

Happy {holiday} Crafting!
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Your tutorials always make me happy. What a nice way to start a Monday!

  2. 2

    Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial! That is such a cute idea.

  3. 3

    thank you for the bow tutorial! they are super cute!

  4. 4

    When I clicked on the link for the template it wouldnt work! :( Love this idea!!

  5. 5
    Chrsitina MC

    I don't like eggnog but I tried your recipe anyway and it tastes like warm horchata to me-so yummy!

  6. 6

    great tutorial! I have the fabric in the last picture too! :)

    The link to the recipe is just to your home page — I can't find the recipe. I would LOVE to try it!:)

  7. 7
    Σιροπιαστό Μπρόκολο

    i like this idea!!!

  8. 8

    These bows are seriously cute! I am going to buy the ingredients for the hot cinnamon milk and make up some jars as stocking stuffers! Thanks so much for the tutorials!

  9. 9

    I just made the fabric bows. Thanks for the idea!! What did you use on the lid?

  10. 10

    Oh how cute! Thanks so the how-to, I'll be linking. I love these for wedding favors!

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  12. 11

    I loved your idea for the bows When I click on the template and try to print I don’t get the whole