How to make Fabric Farfalle Bows

Ok, these are my new favorite! I’m in love with these adorable no-sew fabric bows! They’re so fast and easy and you can use scrap fabric to make them! I have to make some of these for my little Desi. Stephanie {Creative Team} is sharing her awesome tutorial on how to make fabric bows. Enjoy! -Linda

When I first began making these adorable little fabric bows for my baby and my shop, I thought they looked like Farfalle pasta (bowtie pasta).

How to Make Fabric Farfalle Bows

farfalle bows

The great thing about these bows, is that they are easily made with just a few items. Plus they dont have a bunch of extra “stuff” that can become heavy and/or a choking hazard for babies.

The lightweight fabric doesn’t weigh heavy on their heads, and fabric can be found in so many colors and varieties all year.

easy fabric bows

How to Make No Sew Bows

To make these little fabric bows…

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Cut your fabric pieces whatever size you would like, but I recommend somewhere around 2×3 inches. {Scrap fabric is perfect for this craft!!}

The wider your rectangle, the bigger your bow, and the longer your rectangle, the more full your bow will be.

Begin folding your bow by taking the top and folding it down. Slowly pinch the rest of the rectangle up until your are pinching all fabric in the middle.

how to make fabric bows

Tie with a piece of floss. Floss is great because it is very strong and is cheap. Since it is so thin, it makes a great farfalle bow. Thin ribbon may be substituted if you want.

Adjust your fabric bow and secure the elastic ends on the back with a dab of hot glue. After cooling, apply another small dab of hot glue and a pencil eraser-sized circle of felt. Hold until cool.

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no sew bows

I hope you enjoy making some fabric farfalle bows for a little one you know!

 Who would you make these cute no sew bows for?

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  1. 1

    oh my gosh, you had me at “no sew”! love love love, so so cute!

  2. 2

    Absolutely love these bows! I have several baby showers to attend this year and this is exactly the kind of thing I was wanting to give. Question: how long did you cut the elastic? I know the sizes will vary by age, but what do you think the average size would be for a newborn?

    1. 2.1
      Stephanie S

      thank you! For my newborn, the elastic was cut at about 13 inches. This made for a perfect fit with a little room to grow :) Better to be a little big, than too small…tight bands around their head is not a good thing, obviously

      1. Lesley

        Awesome! Thanks so much!

  3. 3

    Great tutorial! Who would have thought that raw edged fabric could look so cute :) Super easy to make!

  4. 4

    These are so lovely, you’ve used some really sweet fabrics… and that little one, what an absolute beauty!

  5. 5

    These are so cute! I keep hoping for my siblings to have a little baby girl so I can make these types of things for them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6

    What a simple and cute way to make bows! Thank you for sharing.

  7. 7

    I am off to make a million of these now! Thanks! Can’t believe I didn’t think of these myself. ;)

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  10. 8

    I love it!! Definitely I will do some for my baby girl. Question: what do you mean by scrap fabric? Thank you

    1. 8.1

      Left over fabric from other projects or small pieces of fabric that you have hanging around :)

  11. 9

    they looks super cute & easy to make. definitely gonna give them a try. thanks for sharing.