Flannel Shirt Ribbon Tutorial

Flannel Shirt Ribbon Tutorial
Flannel Shirt Ribbon Tutorial
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Adorable DIY fall decor doesn't have to break your budget with this thrifty Flannel Shirt Ribbon Tutorial. You can make handmade bows and garlands by transforming old flannel shirts into wired ribbon with this fun and easy sewing tutorial. Simply choose some of your hubby's old button-downs and using jewelry-making wire, create some pretty bows that are perfect for fall or winter wreaths and other holiday craft projects. This budget-friendly craft project is a great way to make bows that can be used over and over again, and could even be used on a country Christmas tree. Create your own craft supplies and deck out your front door with this unique upcycling project.

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So glad I found this project. My friend has a tradition of making teddy bears from old flannel shirts or PJs of a loved one who has passed on. This flannel bow project would be another nice way to honor and remember loved ones, especially on a wreath, package, as a candle centerpiece or on the holiday tree! Using the wire really makes it look so professional!

What a great idea Marillyn to use a loved ones old flannel shirts to make the bow for that special added touch. I have not made one yet but am looking forward to making a wreath and add the bow on. Have you made any yet? I also like the wire idea too.

This is a great way to get just the right ribbon and not have to search for one to make your own and to upcycle those old flannel shirts or find one at a yard sale or thrift store.I would have never figured it would be that easy to sew the wire in the shirt to make the ribbon. Such a great tutorial and such a pretty bow. Can you make the bows out of other fabrics the same way?

I always want to cry when my flannel shirts get holes. Now I can use them to make bows instead of tossing them. No more tears :)


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