Saturday, September 4, 2010

BOW TUTORIAL #1

It is amazing the amount of clients I get asking me how I tie my Bows.  Well, to be honest, I have different methods depending on how I want the end result to look.  So I thought I would share a few with you.  This first tutorial is such a neat way to make a quick and easy Bow, and it all depends on the item width you use, as to the size of the finished bow.  Read on:

Choose your ribbon and a pen or glue stick.  What you choose to use will determine the size of your bow.

Tie a single knot in your ribbon and pull the tails along the length of your tool.

Tie another knot pulling the tails away from your tool, as shown.

Slide your ribbon off the tool.

You will now have a loop in the middle of your ribbon.

 Slide your scissors into the loop and cut straight down the middle.

Viola!  A Bow to add to your project!

Please leave me your comments, I appreciate ALL feed back.  Did you find this helpful and easy to follow?  I would love to know what you think.   

32 comments:

  1. Fantastic, clear and simple tutorial! Thank you!!!

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  2. thanks Paula for an easy way to tie a bow, i normally dont but will try now. will be adding this to my favourites for future reference xxx

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  3. well you made that seem easy will have to give it a go.

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  4. I found it helpful - I've never tied my bows/knots that way. It's great to learn something new. Thanks for sharing :o)

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  5. Clever girl. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  6. Thanks for that clear, and easy to follow tutorial. I found it really helpful.

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  7. Voila! How simple is that...I'll have to remember that one :)

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  8. Soooooo coooool! Haven't ever done one like that ... how amazing to learn a new way to do something simple ... I hope you don't mind if I put a link to this on my blog ... to share with my blog buddies. (You will find it here ... once I add it ... http://andrealowcock.wordpress.com/stampin-up/product-tutorials/ ) Is that ok??? Can't wait to see some more ribbon ideas! Hugs Andrea xxx

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  9. Wow ... just like that .... love your tutorial ... thank you soo much ... and the tails are sitting so perfectly .... love it!!!

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  10. Thanks Paula, fantastic photo tutorial & nice clear instructions. Looking forward to your next instalment. :)

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  11. Paula
    Great tute, easy to follow. I have been making bows like this for a while now and use it as an up-sell opportunity for workshops "just another use for 2-way glue"!!! Customers love it cause its so easy.
    I often pull the tails so they sit at angles to the main piece and cut them off on the angle as well. But straight like this looks great.

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  12. Great tutorial Paula! Can't wait to try it out.

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  13. Hi Paula. Just wanted to let you know that I've linked this tutorial on my blog. You can find it at http://sandrasstampingspot.blogspot.com/2011/03/inkspiration-61.html. Thanks again for sharing this :)

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  14. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely be my new method of tying bows.

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  15. Wow - that makes it so easy. I have struggled with making good looking bows --- definitely going to try this!

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  16. OMGosh - so simple, so sweet, thank you.....judy

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  17. Wow, How super simple. Easy directions, easy to follow. Thanks so much. Love the pizazz

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  18. Saw this link on Pinterest and repinned. It really made my day. What an awesome technique Paula. TFS.

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  19. Just found your site from Pinterest and find this tutorial on how to tie this bow is BRILLIANT to say the least. Many, many thanks for sharing your talent.

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  20. Great tutorial. These flat little bows will be much better for mailing cards. :)

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  21. soo cool! Why didn't i find u earlier?!

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  22. hoe mooi kan iets simpels zijn.... geweldig bedankt voor de tip! Groetjes, Nelleke

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  23. Love it, it's so simple and easy and..very beautiful..thank you Ans

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  24. Wow that's super easy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. how clever I've often wondered how they did those

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  26. This is amazing! Can't wait to try it.

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  27. cathylspears@gmail.comJanuary 31, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    At last a super easy way to tie a beautiful bow.

    Thanks Cathy

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  28. Love the video, thank you for sharing. It was very helpful to me

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