Tuesday, 28 May 2013

HOW TO: Look sharp for the summer

Have you noticed that when it comes to paper folding, we mean serious business? See below. Yes, that is a bowtie made entirely out of paper! Also, just because summer is coming, it doesn't mean that you can't look totally dapper.
 Origami Paper Bowtie: sophistication with a twist!
Check out how it's made!


Want to try it out yourself? Download the PDF version here! Please download the file and print from your computer, and NOT straight from the browser to avoid weird formatting. And please make sure your PDF viewer is up-to-date. If you've tried everything and it still doesn't look right, you can always just print out the image above. 

I can't promise that this DIY is super easy. If you don't have a lot of experience with folding tessellations, I'd strongly suggest that you try this bracelet DIY first. It will help you get a sense of how these folds work. Good luck!

PS I'd love to see photos of your paper bowtie! Check out bowties by Ayako UyemuraJessica NevinaAll Things Paper, and la Fiancee du Panda.

19 comments:

  1. hi there, absolutely love the idea! quick question though, are there any instructions on how to fold for this?

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  2. Hello, What a fun bow tie. Ia there some were we can print out the templet sheet?

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  3. Velcro? or one of those things priests use, maybe you can slide it though the back or permanently attach it and then all they have to do is take off the priest thing. I'm not sure what is called, sorry

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  4. I found this site by way of Craft Gossip.com. I understood there was a PDF available to make this bow tie? Could you tell me where that link is? Slide show is nice, but not very useful w/o the diagram. Thanks for your efforts.
    ta,

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  5. Forget telling us how to fold and make these. Sell them on etsy! I'd buy.

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  6. Where can we find a template?

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  7. How do you attach them to your shirt?

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    1. I pulled a ribbon through the center knot part and just tied it around. You can also use strings or a little hair clip to clip to to your shirt.

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  8. For some reason, my printers not printing it right. It doesn't print the crease patterns at all so all I'm left with are 3 blank boxes. Anyone know what I can do to have it print right? I have a laser printer.

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    1. same happened, you have to download the PDF to your computer and then print it. Do not print it from the browser

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    2. Thanks, guys! I will make a note of this in the post.

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  9. hi, when i downloaded the PDF file, it didn't print out the dotted lines...?!

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    1. Please download the file and print from your computer, and NOT straight from the browser to avoid weird formatting.

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  10. Hello! Please can it possible that you send again the link because it's broken. Thanks so much, it's for ours french wedding!

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    1. Updated! https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzk89yxgiats3mv/FIBERLABbowtie.pdf
      Dropbox seemed to have changed the security setting due to the bleeding heart virus. Thanks for letting me know. :)

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  11. ups...... i also can't see dotted lines :(:(

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    1. Maybe make sure that your PDF viewer is up-to-date? I honestly have no idea. If you've tried everything and it still doesn't look right, you can always just print out the image above. Thanks! :)

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  12. hi. i'm struggling to fold it without it ripping, any tips xx

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