Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bow Tutorial Part 2

Did you try tying the bow from yesterday? This next one is a littler harder to demonstrate. Again it will be easier for you to use ribbon that is the same on both sides.

Again... leave the ribbon on the spool.
Open your card with the front of the card facing up...towards you. Lay your ribbon underneath the cardstock.
Start just like you did with the first bow. You will be tying a bow just like you would tie your shoes. I always keep the shorter length of ribbon on the top.
Wrap the short piece under the long one.
Make a loop in the short piece. (Bunny Ear)
Wrap the longer piece around the loop of the short piece.
Push the longer piece of ribbon through the hole... under the short loop.
Pull it through and adjust the ribbon. I make the loops the size I want and I pull on the loops to make the bow tighter.
Almost finished. Now you will want to finish the ends. You can either cut the tails at an angle like you did for the first kind of bow or....
Fold the tail in half lengthwise (hot dog)
Hold you scissors at an angel. Notice how the scissors are angled towards the fold.
Cut the ribbon. This is what the tail will look like.
This is the piece that you cut off. If the tail on your bow looks like this then you need to angle your scissors differently.

All done!!! If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment. I hope this made sense. It was harder then I thought it would be to explain how to die a bow. Good luck and happy tying!

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