How to Make a Fancy Cat Bow Tie

by Piper M.

Supplies

  • Packing/Duct Tape
  • White Fabric
  • Colored Fabric
  • Stapler
  • Fancy Cat
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    So here are your supplies. Making this takes no sewing skills or materials at all, which for me, makes it super convenient.

    Step 2

    Take a piece of tape and fold it over itself. Repeat this over and over again, layering over the first one.

    Step 3

    Keep layering tape, increasing the strap's length, until you think it would fit comfortably and loosely around your feline's neck.

    Step 4

    Cut it in half, and put a final layer of tape over each half to smooth it out.

    Step 5

    Cut them like this. Looks like some cool logo from a sci fi movie. DO NOT discard the lower halves.

    Step 6

    Cut out two triangular-ish pieces of white fabric and line them up with the tape shapes, underneath them.

    Step 7

    This is the back of the bow tie. Staple the back layer of fabric to the tape. DO NOT include the front layer in the staple.

    Step 8

    So it should look like this. Keep stapling the back layer of fabric to the tape, and be sure no staples show on the front! (Some may end up there though)

    Step 9

    Your end result should look something like this.

    Step 10

    Repeat those steps on the other piece of tape, it should end up looking like this.

    Step 11

    Take a lower half piece from earlier, and cut it like this. Take the longer piece and lay it on the red fabric.

    Step 12

    Cut out a piece of red fabric roughly larger than the piece of tape.

    Step 13

    Fold and staple the red fabric around the tape, don't worry about how the back looks. Just be sure the edges are smooth and the front is nice looking

    Step 14

    Trim it down, make it thinner and shorter. This is our first red tape shape.

    Step 15

    Take the pointed edge you cut off the first lower half, and cut the other pointed edge off the one that was left alone.

    Step 16

    Cover the first pointed edge in red fabric, use the same technique you've been using. This is how large it and the first red tape shape should be.

    Step 17

    Cover the other pointed edge in red fabric. The three red shapes should look like this.

    Step 18

    Wrap the first red shape around itself, leaving a hole in the middle.

    Step 19

    Staple the two pointed edges into the hole in the first red shape.

    Step 20

    Tape the two white shapes together like this, put the tape on the back.

    Step 21

    Staple the bow to the collar.

    Step 22

    Put it on your cat! Be amazed!