BRILLIANT BOW TIES | DIY
- Fabric – you can use almost any type of fabric as long as it’s relatively sturdy (cotton, linen, and hessian work particularly well)
- Tape measure
- Needle and thread
- Elastic hairband
- Hair grips (optional)
Start by measuring out two pieces of fabric. The larger piece should measure approx 9″x6″ (as you’ll see from the above photo, this is pretty rough, so don’t worry about being precise!) and the smaller piece approx 3″x3″ (again, this is just a rough guide). What you might not see in the photo above is that my larger piece of fabric is actually folded in half – this was just to give it some extra sturdiness and isn’t essential if your fabric is already pretty thick.
NB. These dimensions will create a finished bow tie measuring approximately 4″-5″ wide (ideal for small/medium sized dogs) so feel free to adjust the measurements if your dog is bigger or smaller