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I have a fun and cheerful (pun intended!) tutorial for you today!  My daughter cheers varsity for the high school, and she is constantly looking for unique and cute cheer bows. I swear, it’s like a cheerleader obsession.  During practice, cheerleaders want the bows that no one else has!  So I made this DIY cheer bow for her for Independence Day.  If you want, you can also make an cheer bow set for the entire team for like $10.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth

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Materials:

Step-by-Step Instructions for DIY Cheer Bow:

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Cut a 30″ piece of the base ribbon.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Two fat quarters, one in white and one in blue.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Cut out one inch x 13 inch strips, three white and three red.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Sew the right sides together of one white and one red using a 1/4″ seam.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

You can sew a red strip on the other side of the white, before ironing, if you want.  Or you can iron and then sew another side.  Make sure you iron the seams open.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

You also need to iron the ends underneath.  For this strip, it will be the red sides.  So you do not have raw edges on the red ends.  I ironed them under so that the red and the white are equally wide.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Place the stars on your red & white combo.  I learned (later on) that the stars should go sorta near the bottom, so they are kind of hidden on one side.  Iron them on.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Using some fabric glue or double-sided iron-on, iron or glue the strip to one side of your blue ribbon.  Make sure the ends meet.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Repeat for the opposite side, this time with white-red-white combo.  See I spaced out the stars better.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Put the ends together, right-sides together

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Fold in half.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Cut on the angle.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

This is what the end will look like now.  I put some fray stuff on the bottom so it won’t unravel.

 

Lay your ribbon kind of like this, with the stars and stripes facing upwards.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

 

Make a tube out of the blue, by folding into thirds.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Wrap the blue around the ribbon, like so.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Add your hair ties in the back.

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Use some fabric glue to glue the blue tie.  Here, I put some clips to keep it in place while it dries. I discovered that using a rubber band is also pretty helpful (wrapping the rubber band around the blue tie part.)

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Last step is just to cut off some of the blue fray in the back to tidy it up.

The Final:

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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DIY Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes for July Fourth - Step-by-step NO-SEW (and sewing) tutorial. Make your own, customizable cheer bows for the entire team for about $10. A great, low-cost accessory for your own cheerleader, either for a special occasion or for your duaghter to be unique. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, and crafting tutorials, each with clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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