Thursday, October 9, 2014

7 Point Star Bow Video Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends... I have a video tutorial for you all today! I'll be teaching you how to make a seven pointed star bow. I will include the link to download your very own template I used in the video tutorial below. This file is in SVG format especially made for those of you who have an electric/ digital cutter.


I also be doing another giveaway... I will be giving away 3 template sets to 3 lucky individuals. To enter just leave a comment in the comments section of my youtube video. 3 winners will be chosen at random. I'll will choose winners Sunday evening and announce them Monday on my blog.

For this project you will need the following...

 Supplies:
7 pt star template
your choice of chipboard, stencil film, or craft plastic (to make stencils)
ribbon
needle & thread
scissors

Ribbon Measurements:
small template: 42" long and up to 3/8" wide
medium template: 72" long and up to 5/8" wide
large template: 94" long and up to 1" wide


You can download the SVG file for the 7 pt star bow template and cut it out from chipboard , stencil film, or craft plastic. 

tools needed

My test templates I made out of chipboard and they worked great, but I wanted something a little more stable that wouldn't get worn out as quickly. 

So, I cut them from stencil film. Perfect... cut perfectly and very flexible!

As a beginner it's best if you start with the biggest template and as you get the hang of the technique work your way down to the smaller ones.

Don't forget I'm giving away sets of these templates and all you have to do is leave a comment on my youtube video. 

I am new to doing videos... so, please be kind and leave a nice comment. I don't know much about video making or editing and positive feedback would be encouraging. Thanks & I hope you enjoy!



If you can't see it here click here to view it on youtube.

P.S.- The video does talks about 3 loops around each point to get the look in the picture below. But if you wanted a more fuller or more closed center try 4 or 5 loops around each point. I like putting buttons in my center and that is why I stopped at 3. 


And there you have it... SUPER CUTE BOWS!!

You can download the SVG Format of the template HERE.


HAPPY BOW MAKING!!

29 comments:

  1. I have the set made of stencil plastic, and I love that I can now make bows using only the stencil and needle and thread! I have the bow maker you buy at the fairs, and it's hard to buy the pins for them, and you have to use special ribbon that doesn't shred with them. With this template, you just make a new one when the old one wears out, and you can use any ribbon, and you don't have to wait to the next fair to buy more stuff to make your bows! YAY!

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  2. Is there a certain setting you have to have your printer at to print them out? They look small when I print them out. I can't wait to make them but the templates are small. What are the measurements on each star? Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Alicia,
      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I have been under the weather the past few days. My file was meant to be cut on an electric die cut machine so the sizing proportion might be different... you may need to re-size the templates and magnify them before printing. The biggest flower should be about 4.25" big, the medium 3.25" and the smallest is 2". If you would like please send me your email address and I can send you a jpeg version of the file. Let me know! ~ Mitsy

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  3. I have tried to change the size for my printer but have not had any luck getting it to print out right :( do you know what I should set it as to get it to work?

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    1. Hi Mrs Hubbs, this file is SVG format and is meant to be used with an electronic cutting machine. If you would like I can send you a JPG version of my file. Please message me with your email address and I can send that right to you.

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    2. Hi, I'm having the same problem. could you please send me the jpg version of the file. I LOVE this video and you make it look soooo easy! Can't wait to try it. mbyrd22@carolina.rr.com

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    3. Hi mbyrd22, Please check your email. I have sent you the jpg version.

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  4. Hi Mitsyana, Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    I have no eletronic cutting, but I will be trying it doing manual, because I love to learn everything a bit.
    I wish you a blessing week.
    http://carmen45bos.blogspot.com

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  5. Excellent video, you did a wonderful job. Loved watching it and encouraged to try it.

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! I'm so glad you enjoyed the video! Hope you have a beautiful day!

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    2. Thank you so much Judy! I'm so glad you enjoyed the video! Hope you have a beautiful day!

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  6. Enjoyed the video. Could I please have a .jpg copy also? jgsnana@yahoo.com

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  7. Would love to try the bows, but I also need .jpg. jgsnana@yahoo.com
    Thanks, raine

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    1. Please check your email... templates have been sent! Have fun! ~ Mitsy

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  8. please send me jpeg thanks!
    softballmom1260@gmail.com

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    1. Please check your email... templates have been sent! Have fun! ~ Mitsy

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  9. I would love an email with the jpeg version!
    angela.mae26@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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    1. Please check your email... templates have been sent! Have fun! ~ Mitsy

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  10. Please send me the JPEG please
    Susiehardy02@yahoo.com

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    1. Please check your email... templates have been sent! Have fun! ~ Mitsy

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  11. Please send me jpeg also. marisa.gentry@gmail.com

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    1. Please check your email. Templates have been sent.

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  12. Could you please send me a copy of the jpg, too?
    TIA

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    1. Hi Wanda... I would gladly send you the jpg. Can I please have your email address?

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    2. Oops, yes. :) wivavoice@gmail.com Thank you so much.

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  13. where is the link to download the templates? thank so so much

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    1. Hi Jane, the link to the template is above the picture with the ribbon, scissors, and needle & thread in it... it should be highlighted. If you are still having problems please let me know.

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  14. I love the 7 point star bows. I tried to download the templates but couldn't find it. I would love it if you could send me a set of templates

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  15. Hi mitsyana.. i'm liyana from malaysia.. thank u so much for the tutorial. It is a very huge help since i have to make 70 ribbons for an upcoming event.. but can u please email me the jpeg version? Thank u so much.. my email is liyana367@yahoo.com

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