1 August 2014
 

Couture paper bow ties

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

After folding several bow ties following this diagram by David Petty, I tried adding bents and twists until I couldn’t think of anymore possibilities.

For the green bow above, 2 stripes (made before step 5 from abovementioned diagram) of different sizes were stacked together before continuing. The pink bow below it was made by making the bow ends narrower (by folding in the sides) before slipping them into the middle pouch.

I tried to make the next bow above a little rounder especially at the centre, hoping to mimic Hello Kitty’s. The bow below saw a little raised pillow formed when I resisted in flattening that middle region.

I wanted to attach the bows onto paperclips but found that they could tear easily, so I might just save them as gift toppers instead.

Comments (15)   2012.04.13
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  1. From tifleur

    So cute!

    2012.04.14 @ 3:15 am

  2. From Jac

    Love all the papers you used :)

    2012.04.14 @ 6:19 am

  3. From Laura

    These are fantastic!! I have to do them! :)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Laura

    2012.04.15 @ 12:29 am

  4. From Tracy

    There are sooo pretty.. And you are the origami queen, Clara ;o) ((HUGS))

    2012.04.16 @ 7:32 pm

  5. From Miki

    Awe, what an amazing tutorial! I shall try it soon.

    Hope you’re having a great day! ;D

    Miki.

    2012.04.17 @ 4:52 am

  6. From hello bunny

    This is so cute! I want to try making these bows. Thanks for the tutorial

    2012.05.02 @ 3:51 pm

  7. From Hello Sandwich

    THESE ARE SOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!
    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xoxo

    2012.07.30 @ 9:52 am

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    2012.08.11 @ 4:47 am

  9. From madee

    That was so cute ! I would try this !

    2012.12.02 @ 6:52 pm

  10. From madee

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! CUTE ♥♥♥

    2012.12.02 @ 6:53 pm

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  14. From Jazzmin

    I love these bows but I’m a little confused about hiw to make the Hello Kitty type of bow.

    2013.07.08 @ 3:25 pm

  15. From bloomize

    Hi Jazzmin, you can first flatten the center of the bow then on each end, fold the pointed tip behind and make small folds around the edge to try to make it rounder.

    2013.07.09 @ 2:06 am

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