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Many years ago, I paid good money to learn how to make these bows. At some points in my life, I was paid good money to make these bows. Now I will s...
Supplies: Ribbon, the wider it is the bigger the bow. (Wired ribbon works the best, soft ribbon will not stay where you put it.) Fl...
Cut 3 yards of ribbon. Notice that most ribbon has a "right" side and "wrong" side. The trick to making nice bows is to keep the "right" out where i...
At one end of the ribbon form a loop and hold it with your thumb inside the loop and the fingers on the outside of the loop.
This is the big secret. On the back side of the first loop, give the ribbon a good twist. This will turn the "right" side of the ribbon to the outsi...
Form a loop, coming back to your fingers under the first loop, twist, form a loop on the opposite side. Keep twisting and forming loops on opposite s...
Keep doing this until you have the first loop and five loops on each side. You may make the loops the same length or you may each additional loop a l...
Being the tail end of the ribbon up to the twist area, but don't twist it. If you want 2 long tails, there should be a long loop hanging down.
Take a piece of florist wire (around 9-10 inches long), and pass it through the center of the first loop and bend it so that the two legs are about th...
Here is the big secret. Twist the bow and not the wire. Twisting the bow will make a nice TIGHT bow. No falling apart later because it is tight. ...
Start to fluff the bow. Pull the loops to the right and left so that they start to look like a full bow. Be tough, and pull hard until you get them...
Cut your last big loop in two for tails. You may cut them slanted, or swallow tailed or pointed, any way you want. With the tails cut, now you can...
Here are some bows made from various different ribbons. You can use the wire to attach your bow where you want it, or you can use tape. If you want ...
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