Today, I will be showing you how to make 3 different “bows”, a flat back knot, a flat back bow and a double loop bow. The steps may look long and complicated but it is just because I wanted to make sure I took pictures of every single step of the process. They are pretty simple to make and you will be making double loop bows in no time after you see these instructions.
TIPs: Start practicing these bows with satin ribbon (that’s the soft shiny ribbon). This ribbon is more pliable and results in good bows. Try not to go with a thin ribbon. This ribbon tends to be harder to manage. A good size is 1/2 inch wide. My red ribbon is about 1/4 inch wide ribbon and the polka dot one is about 5/8 inch wide ribbon to give you an idea of sizing.
Let’s start with a simple flat back knot:
The next bow I am going to show you how to make is just one step above a knot. It’s called a flat bow.
NOTE: I used a red ribbon just to show some contrast on the steps, but you could use the same ribbon for all of the bow.
Now, for the most complicated bow for this tutorial, we will make a double loop bow (aka a 4 loop bow)
I omitted the step where you cut out the ribbon from the spool. You will need to do this before you can proceed.
And here are the final versions of the bows added to some projects.
I used the amazing kit called Country Love Kit from ETC by Danyale and the following Hybrid Items:
- The Tag Bag Collection: Hybrid Templates and Cutting Files by Geeky Diva Designs
- Paper Roses by The Cutting Files
- Carrot Box Template Set and Cutting Files by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
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- Happy Three Kings Day Goodies - January 8th, 2011
- Last Minute Stocking Stuffers - December 24th, 2010
- Digital Stamp Hybrid Challenge - October 16th, 2010