Tying a Perfect Bow Every time!

Apr 9, 2007

Instructions for Tying the Perfect Bow Every time
By Lisa M. Pace

1. Cut ribbon to approx. 12 inches. Larger if you want a big floppy bow.
2. Fold in half to find the center of your ribbon.


3. Make a loop to the left of center and then to the right of center.


4. You should try to have about 1 ¼ inches in between the two loops.


5. Now tie the two loops together just as you would when you are tying your shoes.


6. Now straighten your bow as you feel needed.


7. Cut the length of the ribbon ends to the appropriate length for your project.

P.S. Don’t pay any attention to my very beat up hands and nails… I have been on a creating frenzy as of late. I hope this little tutorial helps some of you.

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  • wow thanks for that Lisa…that is really neat

  • THANKS for this awesome tutorial… I am definitely bow challenged, and I think this will really help! :)

  • Seriously?!? I tried this right along with the directions and – VOILA – I had a perfect bow!! Thank you so much for a great (and easy) tutorial.

  • Karen

    Thank you! How simple and yet has eluded me for so long. Just followed your exmaple and the first bow turned out great.

  • Rachel

    You saved my wedding invitations!

  • khara

    awesome tutorial! Best I’ve found!!!

  • Eddy

    Sweet, you saved my life. I have my Save the Date Card and Invitation for my wedding, I have to make over 200 of them. This can save me hours and awesomely pretty bow!


  • Anna

    Oh my goodness who knew it could be this easy?!? i was definitely bow challenged…to the point where my cards if they had ribbon were tied in knots. Thank you!

  • Sweet Stuff

    Cool!! Thank you!

  • So simple, and yet I couldn’t figure it out without you to show me! Thanks for the “two loop” trick!

  • phiaa

    Thank you so much .

  • Yh1325

    Thanks for posting these simple instructions!! I can now make perfect bows for baby clothes & accessories.

  • Dixipops

    Thankyou so much, the bows in my wedding favour pops look fab x

  • this was better than the videos ive watch god bless you for this im trying to start making hairbows to sale to open my own business and this should be a big help