DIY Puppy Dog Bow Tie {No-Sew}

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My little cutie pie dog doesn’t wear anything! I’m serious! You might have a dog just like him. The only thing he allows on his body is his collar!

So that got me thinking

How about some attire he can wear on his collar, something he won’t notice, and something that won’t bother him.

How about a bow tie?

Even better, how about a NO-sew bow tie?


This tutorial didn’t start out by being a no sew project, but I left my sewing machine in the car, my mom took the car, and I wasn’t patient enough to wait, so I improvised and used hot glue. 

This leads me to my next point….

How about a bow tie that needs no sewing skills whatsoever?!

To make this bow tie, all you are going to need is some

  • Scrap fabric
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue gun

{And glue sticks, but you probably already figured that out =) }

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Simply cut two pieces of fabric to the measurements given below:

Piece ONE: 12” x 6”

Piece TWO: 5” x 3”

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Start with your biggest piece: {12” x 6”}

Turn it so it is wrong side up!

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Fold one half of the fabric half way down.

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Do the same to the other side

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Now fold the two ends into the middle

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Now to make it look like a bow tie!

Remember those little paper fans you used to make as a kid {or was that just me?} You are going to do the same sort of thing with your fabric.

Fold it into the shape of a “W”

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 Put a spot of hot glue where the folds meet. This will keep it from unfolding later, so add enough glue!

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Don’t forget about that small piece!

Do the same sort of thing like you did above.

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But instead of folding the two ends into the middle…

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…Glue one end onto the middle of the bow tie, and begin to wrap it around.

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Hold it all in place with another good helping of hot glue!

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The back!

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The front!

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I also had some spare burlap ribbon that I made a bow tie with!

The only thing I did differently was I didn’t fold the fabric in half, because it would not unravel

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Ta-Da! Make as many as you like!

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But wait a second, this bow tie is for a dog isn’t it?

Simply hot glue the bow tie onto the collar and

Sha-zam!

It becomes a doggie bow tie!

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And here is my cutie pie wearing his new outfit!

I made him a green one for Saint Patty’s day, and a spring one for Easter!

He looks so proud!

{That crazy dog…}

So what do you think? Easy?

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