Do you want to learn how to make this fluffy ribbon embellishment! I have created this tutorial to show you how I make them.
I was reading a forum on SCS and many were inquiring of how to make a ribbon embellishment like this. I used to make these years (15 - 17 years) ago for my daughter's hair, shoes, clothing - anywhere I wanted a "fluffy" bow. I learned to make these at a small town craft store in West Virginia where we lived when our children were small. The lady that worked there was always showing how to make things, and she knew Kelsey and how I loved to always make her hair bows and shoe bows to match. I would go there to buy the ribbons.
Supplies you will need:
Stampin' Up! Grid Paper or Flat Ruler
2 yds of 3 different Ribbons or Scraps of Ribbons
12" piece DMC Floss
Sharp scissors for cutting ribbon
Here is a close-up of the Ribbon Bow
Lay ribbon on grid paper or flat ruler. Cut 6 pieces of each ribbon design in 3" pieces. Cut all ends at an angle to prevent fraying.
Cut 6 pieces of each ribbon design in 2" pieces.
Cut 6 pieces of each ribbon design in 2-1/2" pieces. Cut ends at an angle to prevent fraying.
Lay a 12" piece of DMC floss on grid paper or flat surface. Start layering your ribbon pieces on top of floss, beginning with 2" pieces, then add 2-1/2" pieces and the top layer will be 3" pieces.
Bring up ends of the DMC floss and tie around all layers of the ribbons. Tie very tight so the ribbons will not slip out.
Hold the ribbons in one hand and fluff the other side with the other hand, separating the layers as you go.
This is after fluffy both sides, tie tightly around the bow again with the remaining ends of the DMC floss. Trim ends of floss close to the knot.
With the ribbons in your hand, hold the bottom of the bow and push the top portion down toward the center. The smallest pieces of ribbon will be in the center and this will help form the fluffy bow.
Trim the ends of the ribbons, if needed, with scissors to form the shape you desire.
I hope this helps you to make these adorable fluffy bows. You can use them on cards, presents, gift bags, frames, and for children's hair as I used to do many, many years ago.
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