how to make a bow with silk ribbon
Making bows with silk ribbon is a great way to dress up your gifts, but it can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. The good news is that it’s not as hard as you think! Here’s how to make your own bow with silk ribbon:
Take the ribbon and find the end that is already made into a loop. (If your ribbon does not have a loop at one end, use the very end of the ribbon.)
Put one hand’s thumb on top of this side of bow and make sure it has enough length to fit comfortably around your wrist or arm. If it does not, trim more off so that it will fit nicely around your wrist or arm without being too tight or loose.
Pull the loop up and hold it in place with your thumb.
Hold the loop in place by using your thumb and pointer finger to pinch it together. You want the loops to be small enough that they don’t show or get too loose, yet large enough that they can be moved without falling apart.
Wrap the ribbon around to form another loop on the other side.
Now that you have one loop, wrap the ribbon around to form another loop on the other side. Be sure to keep the ribbon loose so it doesn’t get tangled up, but don’t leave too much slack in it either.
Hold both loops in place with your thumb and pointer finger.
Now, you’re going to hold the loops in place with your thumb and pointer finger. This is important because if you don’t hold them in place, they might slip out of your grasp and fall off or come apart completely.
Bring the first loop over and through the second loop to make a knot.
Make sure the ribbon is not twisted on itself as you bring it through this second loop.
Tighten your bow by holding both ends of the ribbon in one hand and pulling them away from each other toward their respective loops.
Tighten the knot by pulling on both ends of the ribbon.
Once the knot is tied, pull on both ends of the ribbon. This will tighten it and make sure that your bow will stay in place when you are finished.
Cut any excess ribbon off with scissors if necessary.
- Make sure that your cut isn’t too short, or else the bow will curl under and look messy.
- Don’t make your cut too long, either—if you do, then the end of your ribbon will be sticking out of your bow, which is just weird looking.
The best way to avoid these issues is to leave just a tiny amount of ribbon hanging over when you tie the knot .
It’s not as hard as you think!
Don’t be afraid to try it! The worst thing that could happen is that your bow doesn’t come out right, and then you can try again.Refer to our picture
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, either—that’s how we learn. And don’t forget, there are so many different ways to make a bow: you can use silk ribbon for almost anything!
You can use this technique to make any size bow, and it’s a great way to add color and detail to an outfit. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out some of our favorite ways to wear a bow!