Marry elegant stripes and fun spots for a scheme inspired by a Parisian cafe. Add a shot of pink for a pretty, luxe feel.

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Take a piece of material 44cmx44cm and lay it pattern-side down. Taking hold of the two corners closest to you, fold inwards, towards the centre of the square. Repeat on the opposite side.

Now, holding the two corners closest to you, do the same again. Repeat on the other side. You should have a long, rectangular shape with an opening in the middle where the two sides meet.

Taking hold of both ends, fold them inwards so they meet in the centre. Flip over. You should have a neat, smooth-edged rectangle.

Clinch in the middle with your ribbon and your bow is complete!

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Fabric, £24 per metre, clothhouse.com. Ribbon, £6.69 per metre, vvrouleaux.com. Plate, £5, John Lewis. Menu, £1.75, romeoandjulesstationery.com. Butler, 63p; glass, 61 p, all to hire, joneshire.co.uk

As seen in the September/October 2012 issue of Brides