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I needed a place to store my girl’s bows and I came up with this DIY; and as always, it’s Disney themed!
The supplies you need:
- 2 4-inch embroidery hoops
- 9-inch embroidery hoop
- 1/4 yard lace fabric
- white tee shirt (find an old one to cut up)
- yarn needle
- glue gun (just in case you don’t already have one on hand)
Fit your lace into your embroidery hoops. Make sure the fabric is taut and then tighten the screw on top. Here’s a tip: the “holier” the lace the better.
Trim the excess lace on the back side of your hoop.
Now trim the off all the seams and sleeves from your t- shirt.
Start cutting thin strips from the bottom of the t-shirt. Cut that whole shirt up!
You will end up with a bunch of loops. Make one cut in the loop to make one long strip.
Pull each strip. They will curl and become even longer.
Fold each strip in half and put that fold into a large yarn needle. Poke through the lace to the back. If you are having a hard time getting it through, use sharp scissors to snip a small hole. Take off the needle and put the ends through the loop and pull tight.
Keep that up until you have the desired amount of strips on your hoop.
Totally not necessary but I cut mine in a “v” shape. I just used a hard straight edge to cut along. (I used a placemat)
Hot glue those ears on. I put extra glue on the back seam to help hold it. Oh yeah, and I made a bow out of the sleeve of the t-shirt to make it Minnie Mouse and not Mickey Mouse. Ha! It also helped hide the screw on top.
Tie some yarn on the two screws on top of the ears and you are done!!
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Love it ! Going to make it for my youngest granddaughter whose mother (my youngest daughter) is Disney obsessed. Thank you for the tutorial.
Do you possibly remember how you made the bow out of the sleeve? I’ve been trying to figure it out for at least half an hour now and I just can’t figure it out. Thanks!
Jolly & Happy says
Oh no! Sure. Check this out… http://www.laceyplacey.com/no-sew-diy-bowtie/
Thank you so so so much!
I LOVE LOVE this I am going to try making this with black lace
Jolly & Happy says
That is such a good idea!!! We’d love to see the finished product.