How to Make a Cheer Bow with Ribbon the No Sew DIY Way

Step-By-Step Instructional Guide to Making Your Own Cheer Bow

Cut a 30″ piece of the base ribbon.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Looks like this from the wrong side.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Put the ends together, right-sides together

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Fold in half.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Cut on the angle.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

This is what the end will look like now.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

I put some fray stuff on the bottom so it won’t unravel.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

So I realized that I never got a picture of what it should look like laying out, so here is a picture of when I have it clipped together. Basically, you want to create a “loop” of the ribbon (the bow part), with the “tail” (the ^ shaped end).

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Wrap the blue around the ribbon, like so. This will secure the “bow” and the “tail” parts together. I had to do this several times before the ribbon would cooperate with me.

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. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.) Here’s my image from above again.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Tips for Perfecting Your Bow Technique

Creating the perfect bow can take some practice, so here are a few tips to help you perfect your technique:

    • Make sure your ribbon is evenly folded and creased, as this will help ensure that your bow is symmetrical.
    • You can also use a hot glue gun to secure your folds and creases, as this will help keep your bow in place.
    • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ribbon widths and textures to create different styles of bows.
    • Practice makes perfect – the more bows you make, the better you will become!

Adding Some More Finishing Touches

To add some extra sparkle and shine to your cheer bow, consider adding some star-shaped sequins, glitter, or other embellishments. You can use your hot glue gun to attach these embellishments to the center of your bow or along the edges of the ribbon, or use iron-on stars. You can also use sparkly or sequined ribbon. Just be careful not to overdo it – a little bit of sparkle goes a long way!

Want to Be Totally Awesome?

Then pair this bow with my t-shirt refashion July 4th dress!

The Final of How to Make a Cheer Bow Out of Fabric

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

I have a fun and cheerful (pun intended!) tutorial for you today. The Kid 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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

I apologize for the grainy photos, everyone! 🙂

Is the cheer squad feeling patriotic for a competition or cheerleading event? This fun DIY project will get you in the team spirit, and you celebrate the upcoming July Fourth in style.

Look no further than creating your own cheer bow with red and white stripes and blue stars! (Want more cheery Independence Day crafts?) Not only is this a great way to show off your American pride, but it’s also a fun and creative activity that you can do with friends, family … or even the entire squad.

With just a few simple materials and some basic crafting skills, you can create a beautiful and unique accessory. It’s even stylish enough to just wear.

Materials for the No-Sew Cheer Bow Blue and White Stripes

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Step-By-Step Instructional Guide to Making Your Own Cheer Bow

Cut a 30″ piece of the base ribbon.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Looks like this from the wrong side.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Put the ends together, right-sides together

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Fold in half.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Cut on the angle.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

This is what the end will look like now.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

I put some fray stuff on the bottom so it won’t unravel.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

So I realized that I never got a picture of what it should look like laying out, so here is a picture of when I have it clipped together. Basically, you want to create a “loop” of the ribbon (the bow part), with the “tail” (the ^ shaped end).

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Wrap the blue around the ribbon, like so. This will secure the “bow” and the “tail” parts together. I had to do this several times before the ribbon would cooperate with me.

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. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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.) Here’s my image from above again.

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

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

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

Tips for Perfecting Your Bow Technique

Creating the perfect bow can take some practice, so here are a few tips to help you perfect your technique:

    • Make sure your ribbon is evenly folded and creased, as this will help ensure that your bow is symmetrical.
    • You can also use a hot glue gun to secure your folds and creases, as this will help keep your bow in place.
    • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ribbon widths and textures to create different styles of bows.
    • Practice makes perfect – the more bows you make, the better you will become!

Adding Some More Finishing Touches

To add some extra sparkle and shine to your cheer bow, consider adding some star-shaped sequins, glitter, or other embellishments. You can use your hot glue gun to attach these embellishments to the center of your bow or along the edges of the ribbon, or use iron-on stars. You can also use sparkly or sequined ribbon. Just be careful not to overdo it – a little bit of sparkle goes a long way!

Want to Be Totally Awesome?

Then pair this bow with my t-shirt refashion July 4th dress!

The Final of How to Make a Cheer Bow Out of Fabric

Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps. Get ready for July 4th with this DIY cheer bow tutorial! Learn how to make a patriotic blue and white striped bow out of fabric in just a few easy steps.

4 thoughts on “How to Make a Cheer Bow with Ribbon the No Sew DIY Way”

  1. This is a great cheer bow! I remember when my girls did cheer. My youngest daughter isn’t into cheer. She got into tennis, soccer and track. Oh, well. Pinning for someone else. Can’t wait to check out your other refashion DIYs.

    Reply
    • Tbh, sometimes I think my daughter does cheer so she can wear all the bows lol. I made some variations for her to wear just regular bows in her hair, too! 🙂

      Reply
  2. This is a great cheer bow! I remember when my girls did cheer. My youngest daughter isn’t into cheer. She got into tennis, soccer and track. Oh, well. Pinning for someone else. Can’t wait to check out your other refashion DIYs.

    Reply
    • Tbh, sometimes I think my daughter does cheer so she can wear all the bows lol. I made some variations for her to wear just regular bows in her hair, too! 🙂

      Reply

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