DIY How to Make a Dog Bow Tie – No Sew!

Make your dog the most dapper pup at the party with these DIY holiday bows!

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Handsome Rudy showing off his holiday style
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My pup Mowgli looking oh-so handsome!

Items needed:

  • Fabric [preferably a thicker one]
  • Fabric Glue
  • Elastic Hair Tie
  • Scissors
  • Chip Clip

Cut out a piece of fabric that is 13in. x 5in.

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Flip the fabric so that the pattern side facing down.

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Fold over about 1 in. of fabric on each side and glue the corners down to keep things in place.

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Fold over the left and right sides inwards so that they meet in the middle and overlap slightly.

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Add a little bit of glue to keep things in place.

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Now fold this square in half, lengthwise [hotdog style].

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This next step is a bit tricky to explain. You will fold the fabric in half once more and then fold back the top and bottom halves in the opposite direction – creating a wave like ripple throughout the fabric.

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Fold in center
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Now fold the top and bottom edges up towards the center fold – creating a wave

Once you are happy with your ripples, put some glue in between the folds and keep it in place with a chip clip. Let dry for 20+ minutes.

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Your bow is starting to take form! Once dry, now flip it over and insert your hair tie.

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Glue the folds shut in the circle of the hair tie.

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Cut a second piece of fabric that is 2in. x 4in. Take that strip of fabric and wrap it around the center of the bow. Glue as needed to keep it secure. I glue down the beginning of the strip and the end of the strip [after it has been completely wrapped around].

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Make sure the end of the strip lands towards the back of the bow [where the hair tie is] in order to maintain a clean look.
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Glue down the ends
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Wrap the fabric over the hair tie, not through it.

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Thread collar through hair tie and voila!

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This bow was made with the same method, but a thicker/poofy-er fabric was used.

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