Showing posts with label weddings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weddings. Show all posts
Thursday, 5 September 2019
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Recycled French Cuff DIY Dog Bow Ties

Dalmatian dog wearing a blue and white bow tie

When I cut old clothes apart for materials, I usually try to salvage as much useful fabric as I can, any miscellaneous items as I think may be usable, then relegate the dregs to rags and/or scrap.  After dissecting the recent batch of dress shirts (have you seen our recycled dress shirt pillow cases?), I was left with a pile of french cuffs. Whilst sitting on a stool at the kitchen counter and fiddling with one in my hand, a light bulb clicked. They were not only a similar size to the rectangles that I would cut for making a bow tie, but also pre-stiffened similar to how I would use interfacing (or batting) in a bow tie. I folded one over and into an accordion. Sure enough, it looked almost perfect, except for the ragged cuffline cut. I decided to sew a test bow, and loved it so much I may have gotten a little carried away making bows...


Wednesday, 4 September 2019
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No-Sew DIY Dog Bows and Bow Ties

Dalmatian dog wearing a blue check bow tie with silver ribbons

Whilst making my no-sew recycled dress shirt dog bandanas, I couldn't resist making a bow with some of the extra material. Bows and/or bow ties are quick crafts, although attachments for dog collars can sometimes be a little trickier. We have some awesome bow tie projects coming up (including what may be my favourite upcycle thus far!), but to keep this bow project totally now-sew, we'll be showing a couple of simple attachment options.


Monday, 5 December 2016
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DIY Reversible Dog Collar Bow Tie (Standard or Oversize)

Dalmatian dog modelling a homemade reversible polka dot bow tie

Doesn't Humprey look doggone dapper in his oversized polka dot bow tie?  And handsome old Professor Oli? These over-the-collar bow ties are deceptively simple to sew and can be whipped up in minutes with simple materials.  Here's how to make your own!

Friday, 26 February 2016
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DIY Easy Sew Over-the-Collar Bow Tie for Dogs

DIY plaid dog bow tie with Velcro collar attachment

With St. Patrick's Day and Easter so close together (and the the start of spring for those of you up north!), we wanted a party-worthy holiday "outfit" that could be worn for multiple occasions.  This remnant of bright plaid cotton was perfect for all of the above, and just begging to become preppy plaid bow-tie! You can do this DIY with any lightweight cotton fabric, and could be a great recycle for a scrappy old shirt if you are digging the plaid. Here's how to make your own simple dog bow tie and a finished fabric Velcro over-the-collar fastener.

Friday, 12 February 2016
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DIY Rolled Fabric and Ribbon Rosette Dog Collar

Dalmatian dog wearing a DIY rolled ribbon rosette dog collar

Today's DIY is extra special (and extra cute)! Here's how to make your own rolled fabric (or ribbon) flower dog collar decorations.  Make one for Valentine's Day or pin this to your future crafting list for including your dog in an upcoming wedding or special event.  It is easier than you might think, and there are sew and no-sew options depending on your preferences.


Friday, 5 February 2016
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Easy Flair Embellished No-Sew DIY Dog Bandana

No-sew DIY dog bandanas using handkerchiefs and iron-on patches

You can find cute patterns, but it's always fun to pick your own flair!  It only takes a minute or two to elevate the humble handkerchief to a custom pet bandana with a fun iron-on embellishment - a great quickie craft for older (iron capable) kids to make for their best furry friend.