Making your own leather accessories is so easy using your Cricut Explore. For this post, I'll show you how to make your own leather bow using your Cricut Explore.
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Supplies to make a Leather Bow
- Cricut Explore
- Faux Suede or Leather
- Transfer Tape
- Strong Grip Cricut Mat
- Bow Cricut Design Space File
- E6000 Glue
- French Barrette Clips
- Binding Clips
Line your faux suede or leather with your transfer tape. This will give something for the fabric to hold onto instead of leaving fuzz all over your mat and basically ruining it. This was a huge help and I'll never go back to sticking the fabric right on the strong grip mat again. When you choose the faux leather setting on your Smart Dial, it'll cut through the product twice. When your images are too close together, sometimes it will catch and pull the product. To avoid this, move your images further apart when you're previewing your mat. This will save the product in the long run and save a lot of headaches. Don't be afraid to use some scissors if you've got one knick in the leather. Begin with all your pieces laid out. You'll want to fold the longest piece so that the ends meet in the middle. Secure that with the E6000 glue and a binding clip. If you've made more than one bow, now is the time to assemble all the longer pieces.
Next, you'll take the back and place some E6000 glue in the middle and take your bow piece and adhere it to that, secure with a binding clip. Allow it to dry just a few minutes in between each step.
Next, place some E6000 on the barrette and lay the back piece to it. Take your small middle piece and apply glue to that. Fold it over the bow in the middle and around the back of the barrette. Secure that with a binding clip. I'd allow these to dry for a few hours before you stick them in their hair just so they don't get any glue on them.
Ta-da! You're done. It's so simple and it looks like you spent a fortune at a boutique for these simple bows.
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