This bow was so much fun to make.
Even though I don’t have a little girl, I love making bows! There is just something so relaxing about it. I could make bows ALL day long. Let’s just say, hopefully my next child is a girl so I have an excuse to make more bows!
All techniques used in this bow can be found in the Tricks of the Trade Hair Bow Instructions.
This is a great tool in learning how to make hair bows.
My first layer is done using the Twisted Boutique technique.
Click the link for the instructions.
I made the ribbon double-sided by using my GlueGlider Pro.
I cut my ends using the V-cut. You fold your ribbon in half and cut in a slant.
(Make sure to do this with the fold on top or else you’ll get the total opposite. :))
This bow was made on the 4″ setting of the bow maker. It is 4″ wide.
The next layer is spikes.
I made six 5″ spikes.
I layered some of the ribbons again using my GlueGlider Pro.
(To save on the adhesive, you can put the adhesive on every two inches or so instead of one long strip.)
The next layer is the Surround A Bow technique bows.
I made these to be an inch larger than the bow that sits in it.
The last layer is the Flip Flop Ribbon, backed by Dark Orchid Swiss Dots in 7/8″,
using the Twisted Boutique technique.
This bow is about 3 1/2″.
Now that all of my layers are finished, I will stack and tighten them together.
Since I used the adhesive, getting the needle through all the layers would be very difficult.
So what I did was do a stitch through the back of the first layer and then tightened the thread around the first layer and the spikes layer.
I attached the Surround A Bow technique bows by putting a dab of hot glue in the center of each bow.
Then I took another stitch in the back of the bow, put the Flip Flop Ribbon bow on top, and tightened the thread around all four layers.
Now you are ready to attach your clip.
I used a French Barrette Clip.
I had a request on how to attach a French Barrette Clip so I hope this might help.
Start with your clip by taking out the springy part.
Then measure, cut, and seal your 3/8″ ribbon.
Now we are going to hot glue the ribbon to the barrette.
You can also use a ribbon adhesive, like the GlueGlider Pro.
Put a dab of hot glue on the end of the clip.
Attach the end of the ribbon.
Then put hot glue along the top of the clip.
Pull the ribbon over the glue.
Put a dab of hot glue on the other end of the clip.
Finish lining the clip by attaching the end of the ribbon.
Now your clip is lined and ready to be attached to the bow.
Take your 3/8″ ribbon and attach it to the center of your bow with hot glue.
Leave enough ribbon on the ends to have it wrap around the clip.
Then turn your bow upside down.
Put hot glue onto your lined clip and put it on the back of the bow.
Put a dab of glue onto the center of the clip.
Pull the ribbon that you glued on the top of the bow around and adhere it to the glue.
Then cut off the excess and seal the end.
Do the same thing with the other side of the ribbon.
Once you have done that, you are almost finished!
All you have to do is reattach the springy part of the clip.
Last but not least, I added a Flip Flop w/ Butterfly Resin.
The Ribbon Retreat carries three different flip flop resins, and I had the hardest time deciding between them. They are all so cute!
To attach a resin, you just have to hot glue it on.
And now you’re done!