This project involves a little hand sewing (but not much!). You will need:
- Small piece of aquarium tube 1/4” diameter by 1-1/8” long.
- 2 Piece of flannel or white felt, about 1-1/2” by 2-1/2” long for padding
- Fabric scrap, about 2” by 4”
- Ribbon for bows, thread, needle
- Fine needle-type glue dispenser/applicator with Sobo fabric glue or Crafter’s Pick Ultimate.
- Roll the flannel around the tube. Overlap and secure with overcast stitches. Trim off even with ends of tube.
- Make a glued hem by folding up one short end of cover fabric and securing with a fine line of glue. Roll the fabric around the tube starting with the raw edge (unhemmed) and ending with the hemmed edge on top. Glue the hemmed edge down.
- With needle and thread, run a gathering stitch around one end, just beyond the end of the tube. Do the same on the other end. Pull the thread gathering the excess fabric. Poke it into the tube with the end of a paintbrush. You can tie off the threads and secure with a little glue. It shouldn’t show once you have covered the ends with a ribbon bow.
- Make a bow with multiple loops. I use myBitty Bow bowmaker (see link in the sidebar) to make a 6 loop bow.
- In this last photo you can see how I assure my ribbon tails don’t fray.
Well, that was a short one! One more installment then on to the next project!