There's nothing sweeter than bows except maybe lots of them strung together! I made this simple bow garland for Ruby's second birthday party from some of my favorite vintage sheets but it can be customized in a variety of colors or prints.
Step One: Choose three or four coordinating fabrics and decide how many bows you'd like on your garland. Each cut of fabric needs to be about 20" wide by 9" long. Step Two: Fold it in half lengthwise with the right sides facing each other and pin. Stitch along the long edge.
Step Three: Fold it right side out and press flat. Make sure your seam is in the center of one side. Fold it in half so that the two open ends match up. Step Four: Stitch along that short end. Turn your tube of fabric so that the seam is on the inside and press flat. Make sure that seam is in the center of the back side of your bow as shown above.
Step Five: Fold your bow accordian style and tie a knot around the middle with embroidery thread. Step Six: Cut a strip of fabric measuring about 2" x 4" and fold the long edges in to create clean edges. Press flat. Wrap it around the center of your bow so that the ends meet on the back and stitch together.
Step Seven: Create as many bows as you need and then connect the top corners together with embroidery thread by stitching through the back piece of fabric at each corner and tying a double-knot. Step Eight: These bows can make a heavier garland so you'll want to keep that in mind when you're deciding how long you want it. I chose to make two strands and hang them on a mirror. If you make one long strand you may want to hang it up every 4-5 bows. Enjoy!
If you make your own bow garland feel free to link up to this post!