July 17, 2022
Get ready to craft a faux leather bow with Cricut! This tutorial is a quick way to put together a bow using your Cricut - grab the bow SVG file for free here. You can use this image for some many things and even start a bow business with Etsy!
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For todays tutorial, we will be making a hair clip out of faux leather but you can make so many other things with bow SVG files. I will continue to add to my library with more bows! They are so fun to assemble and quick.
If you are having any trouble - learn how to download and upload all of the free SVG files on my website here.
You can also use bow SVG files for:
Today we will be using faux leather but you can also make these out of paper, faux suede, felt, and so many other fabrics.
For this tutorial you will need:
After you download the bow file from here, you can open a new canvas and add your bow SVG.
You will want to resize the project, I adjusted mine to 5 inches wide but you can resize depending on what you are using it for.
You can then adjust any colors you need and send to your machine. For this project I am using my Cricut Maker because I felt like the pressure was better for the settings. I used the Faux Leather (Paper Thin) setting on less pressure. I also used my pink mat (Fabric Mat) and used painters tape to hold it down. With these settings the leather cut beautifully.
For my top heart piece, I used HTV which means I mirrored my image. Always remember to mirror if you are using Heat Transfer Vinyl.
These are so quick to assemble. They took me under 5 minutes to make!
If your faux leather rips or jams, you may have to adjust settings. Not all leather or blades are the same so you have to work with what you have. My settings above are suggestions that I found worked for me. And trust me, I had a lot of mishaps:
First, I started with my heat transfer vinyl, I used my easy press mini on medium heat and attached it to the faux leather heart for about 10-15 seconds.
Next, I looped my oval piece. You will take the two ends and attach them into the center with a bit of hot glue to create two bubbles on each side.
Then, you will layer with a minimal of hot glue, the "wings" will go on the back, followed by the oval bubbles, and then the heart right in the middle. It's so quick to layer.
Finally, I am attaching to my hair clip. I suggest using a thread and needle for more stability but today I am only using some hot glue.
That's it! Under five minutes for a cute DIY gift, party decor, or even a product in your shop!
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