Bowdabra creator, Sandy shows you how to make this gorgeous back to school tank top. It’s so easy and you can personalize it with favorite colors or prints of ribbon. And be sure and visit tomorrow when Sandy shows you how to make a matching hair bow!
50″ Black Polka Dot Ribbon
Red, Black, and Zebra Corker Ribbon
No Sew Adhesive Fabric Tape
White Tank Top
Back to school Tank Top
Now we’re going to make this really cute back to school tank top. So, the first thing that I did is I took some ribbon, and I folded it back. I have my fusible tape right here. And I love this tape because it’s double-stick. So, you just have to peel it off. I have a little mark there to remind me where I want to place it. And this tape is really awesome because you just stick it down and it fuses to the fabric, so you can actually wash it.
And I’m just going to put this under here. Now what I’m going to do is take another piece of ribbon, and I’m just going to dovetail the ends. Take a piece of my fuse tape. I’m going to just put this right here and I’m going to take another piece of my tape. Put that right there. And I’m going to take another piece here. And put that right there and press it pretty hard there. Put this right here. Now, I’m going to just tape that there. Then, just move this aside.
Make the Bow
Next, I’m going to take my Mini Bowdabra, and I have the Hair Bow Tool, and I have it on the centimeters side. I’m just going to place that over my Mini Bowdabra. I’m going to take my Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold it in half and lay it down into my Mini Bowdabra, and I’m just going to tuck the ends underneath.
Now, I’m going to take my ribbon, I’ve already sealed the ends. I’m going to just make a little mountain here and put that in. I’m going to do the same thing here, just make a little mountain and push that into my Mini Bowdabra. Then, I’m going to measure about 7 centimeters. Again, I’m going to make my little mountain and push that down. So, I’ve got 7 centimeters on each side.
Next, I’m going to add my Corker ribbon. You can buy it in kind of a long strand and then you can cut it to whatever size you want. Scrunch this all down here. Take my Bowdabra Bow Wire, pull the ends through my slipknot, hold my bow in the Mini Bowdabra, pull my bow really tight and pull it out, separate the ends, bring them around to the back.
(Tie, Knot, & Clip Ends)
To finish, I’m going to now add my bow on the shirt the way I want it. I take some of my fusible webbing, and I’m just going to secure that. I’m also going to put some here and also here so that that’s really going to hold the bow extremely secure. And just press that, hold it. And you have an absolutely adorable back to school tank top.
You can purchase pre-made corker ribbon and just cut the pieces you need or you can optionally make your own. Simply follow the instructions on this Fall turkey hair bow post on Bowdabra blog.
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