How do you make a simple bow out of ribbon?

How to Make a Bow Out of Ribbon

  1. Cut a piece of ribbon. Fifteen to 20 inches of ribbon will make a nice-size, simple bow.
  2. Make two loops (or bunny ears) with your ribbon.
  3. Fold the left loop over the right loop and bring it around and back through the center hole.
  4. Pull tight to create a knot.

How to make a bow from fabric ribbon?

Cut two strips of ribbon–one 36″ long and the other about 20″ long. Cut the ends to an angle and set aside. Cut a 12″ section of floral wire.

  • Using the remainder of the ribbon,make a 10″ loop. Keep the end about 1″ off center in the middle so it will be caught by the wire.
  • Continue to wrap the ribbon around until you have about 5 loops on each side. You should have a 4″-6″ tail left in the end.
  • Loop the tail of the ribbon around to make the center of the bow,twisting it to put the pattern on the outside.
  • Holding the bow by the center,take each individual loop — starting with the innermost loop — and pull and twist out.
  • Place the 20″ section of the ribbon on top of the 36″ section and secure to the back of the bow.
  • How to make a bow with Wired ribbon?

    Cut your ribbon to the desired length and pull out one of the wires.

  • Knot one end of the other wire that’s still inside the ribbon.
  • Gather the ribbon on the wire.
  • Curl the ribbon into a spiral.
  • Poke the wire down through the middle of the flower.
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  • How much ribbon do I need to make bow?

    To make a small hair bow, between 11 and 28 inches of ribbon are needed. Between 12.5 and 32 inches of ribbon are needed to make a medium-sized hair bow.

    What is the best ribbon to make bows?

    Choose by quality. Satin is a standard type of ribbon used for making bows from but it can be slippery for the novice bow maker. Grosgrain can be an easier beginner ribbon. Prints, velvet, Lurex , cotton, sheers and other varieties of ribbon are all suitable too.