Windham Fabrics Back to School Blog Hop


Hi everyone and welcome to Modern Sewciety and our stop on the Back to School Blog Hop. I really tried to overthink this assignment but when it came down to what I wanted to do I thought about my kids. What is something I could make that would be used a lot and needed for that matter. I happen to be lucky enough to have two beautiful girls with a head full of beautiful hair. So hair bows seemed like the perfect project. Easy and useful.

windham back to school hop - bows

My kids wear uniforms and are limited to certain colors for their bows. I love the new fabric line by Another Point of View called “Uncorked” which looks like cork with a beautiful shimmery gold metallic. It is the perfect glammed up basic for your fabric collection. thumb_IMG_6676_1024

As most of you know we just went through hurricane Irma. Time was limited on this project because for a week we were anticipating this storm and trying to get ready. Goodness I am so glad that it is over. We are all okay and had minimal damage which is a miracle. I haven’t stopped thanking the trees in our yard for being so good to us.

I happen to be terrible at keeping on track with projects when life gets hectic. So this project is super simple and we happened to wait until nighttime to take pictures. Thank goodness I have my SlimLine LED table lamp from Daylight Lighting. So the lighting could be better but, hey, we got them done and my kids love them so so much. I mean bows with flecks of metallic gold seems like a win for us.

windham bows

1. I grabbed a fat quarter and ripped 2″ strips of fabric.

2. I cut the long strip in half to make two smaller strips.

3. Fold the strip in half to mark your center

4. Turn strip to wrong side and fold raw edges in toward center crease. You want to overlap those raw edges a little.

5. Pinch your middle together to cinch the center

6. Sew several passes to secure the middle.

Below:: I then took a scrap of fabric and hid the stitches with a little knot. You could use ribbon or lace here. The possibilities are endless. My girls are already planning out their next batch. I ripped my fabric to save time and make them easier for the kids to help me make them but you could easily make the edges crisp and neat.

bow with fabric

We had some extra clips around the house which was so handy. Yea for hoarding craft supplies I guess. We just snuggled one side of the clip under the back of the bow on the knot. It worked perfectly. You could also use some hot glue here to secure it. We didn’t have time and this worked just fine for what we needed.

bows in fabric with clip

My daughter loves the bows and she has already started pulling more fat quarters to make more. I often get asked for projects to make with kids and this is the perfect project. I think this would even be fun to make as gifts for friend’s birthdays as well. It is something that she can make herself and be proud of.
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Do you want to win a bundle of “Uncorked” by Another Point of View with WIndham Fabrics?

Be sure to follow Modern Sewciety and comment on this post for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of the line!

The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM PST on Friday, September 22, 2017. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and we will announce the name HERE on Monday, September 25, 2017.

The winner is Nicki S. I am emailing you now:) 

This giveaway is open to everyone, USA and International.

If you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

Happy hopping!

Check out the other hoppers as well for more Back to School Projects.

9/11/17 Debby Kratovil –

9/12/17 Sue Marsh –

9/13/17 Stephanie Kendron –

9/14/17 Chris Dodsley –

9/15/17 Brooke Sellmann –

9/18/17 Shannon Christensen –

9/19/17 – Wendy Sheppard –

NOTE:: the pink cutting mat shown in my pictures is from Havel's Sewing. 

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54 thoughts on “Windham Fabrics Back to School Blog Hop

  1. I subscribe to your newsletters, so I follow you. Thanks for sharing your cute project. I too have a stash of craft supplies (just in case!)

  2. I could hardly pay attention to the pretty bow, so charmed was I by the lovely model. I hope this is the start of a very good school year. And thank you for the chance to bring home some Uncorked.

  3. Your bows are adorable. My daughter is all grown now. These would be great tied to a tree for the holidays. I follow you on FB and I’m glad to hear to you made it through the storm. My sister lives in Naples and her house didn’t get too much damage. Thanks for the giveaway, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  4. The only thing cuter than the bows is the photo of your daughter wearing one! These would make cute little bow ties for a little guy, too. I am a Bloglovin’ follower of yours, Stephanie, and listen to every podcast as I sew! Yours is my #1 favorite!

  5. Cute bows reminded me of all the types I made my 2 daughters when they were in Elementary. All grown up now. Thanks for the fun!

  6. Cute and easy way to make bows! They could even be used on a package. That “Uncorked” fabric makes it so festive, I love sparkles! I really enjoy you podcast and always wait anxiously for the next one to become available. So glad you weathered the storm, I can’t even imagine!!!

  7. Love the bows. I could make some for my granddaughter. We are still cleaning up after Irma, so probably won’t get back to sewing for a little while. But — I could make bows! Thanks.

  8. These are so cute!! I am picking out some cute fabric to take to visit my little grands next week. They love to do craft projects with Nana and have lots of hair (always in their cute little faces).

  9. I had a great time watching your girls in the live video making their bows and tank top. It was nice to hear and see voices from Florida as many of us all over the country have loved ones down that way. It was reassuring that things were getting back on track there. Nice to sew along and feel like we were joining in on the fun. Although some of us know it can be a bit of a challenge to keep up with the young ones high energy. Thanks for the chance of a giveaway. Awesome looking fabrics with lots of possibilities.

  10. Love the bows – can’t wait to make some for my Granddaughter! The fabrics are beautiful and I’d love to win!
    Thanks so much for your podcast and newsletter!

  11. Glad you’re safe. My son moved to Georgia for a new job just in time for the storm, I mean like days before, from the Midwest. He’s safe, but sewing to music or podcasts is much better than sewing to the weather channel, just saying.
    Love reading your posts, usually in your voice because I also listen to the podcast…is that weird? Lol.

  12. I’m glad you made it through the storm, I live in Ocala and we didn’t have any damage, but we just got our power late last night. I love your bows and will be making some for my 4 granddaughters.

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