How to Make an Easy Wreath Bow using Pillowcase Fabric

Making a wreath bow using pillowcase fabric is a simple and easy way to add a touch of elegance to any decor. Simply grab an old pillowcase or select a coordinating pillowcase for your fabric, and scissors, then follow these super easy steps!

up close view of wreath bow with fabric

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Supplies needed to make a wreath bow

  • an old pillowcase (I used a king-size pillowcase but any size will work)
  • fabric scissors
  • zip tie
  • bling (optional)
leopard print pillowcase

Easy steps to make a wreath bow

Using a pillowcase for fabric makes this bow one of the easiest you can make! Anyone can make one of these and it’s fun to think of all the endless options when it comes to pillowcase fabrics!

Grab a pillowcase and follow these easy steps below.

Step one

Start by cutting off the hem of your pillowcase. This is usually at the very bottom where the opening is.

cutting hem from pillowcase

Step two

Cut down both sides of the pillowcase seams and remove them. They are just a little too bulky for this project.

cutting up pillowcase seam

Step three

Next cut approximately one and a half inch notches across one end of your fabric.

cutting 1 in notches into fabric

Step four

Rip each of the cuts into strips.

ripping fabric strips

Step five

Remove the loose strings on the frayed edges of the strips.

removing strings from fabric

Step six

Gather the strips and assemble them as one piece of fabric. Proceed to form a regular bow.

gathering wreath bow fabric strips

Step seven

Zip tie your bow together at the center.

zip tie for wreath bow

Step eight

Fluff out the loops of the fabric on your new wreath bow!

fluffing wreath bow

Glue a piece of bling to the center of your bow if desired.

gluing bling onto wreath bow

What a great way to upcycle an old pillowcase! What do you think?

leopard wreath bow hanging on wreath

This is a quick and easy project that anyone can do, so don’t be afraid to get creative.

upward view of bow

How to display a wreath bow

There are many ways to display a wreath bow. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Hang it on a doorknob or wall hook using ribbon or string.

2. Wrap it around the base of a potted plant.

3. Tie it onto a gift bag or box.

4. Use it as a napkin ring.

5. Hang it from the chandelier using a clear fishing line.

6. Make a mini wreath bow and use it as an ornament on your Christmas tree.

7. Attach it to a wreath form using floral wire or hot glue.

8. Make a large bow and use it as a table centerpiece.

9. Hang several small bows as a garland for your mantle.

10. Get creative and come up with your own unique way to display your wreath bow!

leopard wreath bow from pillowcase

These pillowcase fabric wreath bows are the perfect addition to any decor.

front door with rag bow wreath

They add a touch of elegance and can be made in any color or pattern to match your other decorations. Plus, they’re easy to make! So grab some pillowcase fabric and get started today.

wreath bow PIN image

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How to Make a Wreath Bow using Pillowcase Fabric

Making a wreath bow using pillowcase fabric is a simple and easy way to add a touch of elegance to any decor. Simply grab an old pillowcase or select a coordinating pillowcase for your fabric, and scissors, then follow these super easy steps!

Materials

  • an old pillowcase
  • fabric scissors
  • zip tie
  • bling

Instructions

  • Start by cutting off the hem of your pillowcase. This is usually at the very bottom where the opening is.
  • Cut down both sides of the pillowcase seams and remove them. They are just a little too bulky for this project.
  • Next cut approximately one and a half inch notches across one end of your fabric.
  • Rip each of the cuts into strips.
  • Remove the loose strings on the frayed edges of the strips.
  • Gather the strips and assemble them as one piece of fabric. Proceed to form a regular bow.
  • Zip tie your bow together at the center.
  • Glue a piece of bling to the center of your bow if desired.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for directions on making pillow case bow. Mine turned out just as beautiful as yours. I am so impressed. Your step by step instructions made me feel like you were right here in my craft room with me. Thank you so much.

    1. southerncrush says:

      WOW!!! What a huge compliment! You can’t know how much it means to me. I appreciate you!

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