Fabric Bow { Jar Gifts } w/ Craftaholics Anonymous

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hi! my name is linda and i’m a craft addict. i’m the gal behind Craftaholics Anonymous, a site brimming with crafts, home decor, DIY, tutorials, and holiday decorating! my crafting philosophy is: Crafting doesn’t have to be expensive, just CREATIVE!

i just love Jamielyn! i met her last April at a blogging conference where we both were stuck in a dark office trying to feed our small babies and we totally hit it off. our kids are basically the same ages, which is really crazy. {and my oldest son who is almost 3 loves talking on skype to Jamie’s little guy! lol}

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ANYWAYS, i’m here to show you how to make take those great “Gifts in a Jar” to the next level……by adding cute fabric bows to them! Jar Gift are great {who doesn’t love a great mason jar?} but its always fun to change it up and give the classic jar gifts a face lift…..err…. bottle lift…..

you might have noticed that bows all the rage right now, so these fab bows are sure to be a hit with your neighbors, friends, and co-workers! and your mailman too!

{note: i filled my jar gifts with Hot Cinnamon Milk mix. which is DIVINE. you have to try it! its love at first sip. promise. you can get the recipe here.  it’s like eggnog, but without the eggs and a lot less calories!}}

oh and this is a great way to use up your scraps. sweet!
{ Jar Gifts }

Supplies

  • fabric
  • scissors
  • and that trusty sewing machine!
  • TEMPLATE {Click to view the bow template. Print on 1 sheet of paper. Pattern should be approx 10.5 inches long by 2 inches wide.}
for each bow, cut 4 pattern pieces using the template.
take 2 pieces and with right sides together sew together using 1/2″ inseam. leave small end open.
*leave the small end of the pattern open so you can turn it right side out later*
when sewing around the curved portion of the fabric, go slowly so you can get a nice rounded seam.
next, make small cuts into the fabric about 1/4″ apart around the curved portion. DO NOT cut the thread!
REPEAT above steps with the remaining 2 pattern pieces.
using a dowel or blunt scissors, turn right side out and iron flat.
take one side and tuck in the unfinished seam about 1/4″
insert the raw edges of the other side into the opening.
so that it looks like this.
sew shut.
then fold over that same seam….
and sew across it.
And that’s it! This pattern works with all regular mouth mason jars.
just add a gift tag and your jar is ready to go! i love jar gifts!
happy {holiday} crafting!
linda
Craftaholics Anonymous
PS twice a year i host a Handmade Gift Exchange. the sign ups for the next one is going on right now!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Annette A. posted on November 1, 2011 at 6:14 am (#
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    what a cute fun idea… I love it..
    thanks for sharing..

  2. Mindy posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:05 am (#
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    I’m was planning on giving out homemade canning jars with cookie ingreidents in them and this would be the perfect pop of color for them. Such a cute looking bow!

  3. Amanda posted on November 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm (#
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    I love these little jars around Christmas time! TFS!