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How To Make A Hair Bow

 

What You Will Need: Covered alligator clip, 4 inches of 3/8″ ribbon, 24 inches of 3/8″ ribbon & 20 inches of 1 ½” ribbon.

Step 1
Prepare the needed supplies to make a basic hair bow. Be sure to heat seal each of the ribbon ends.
Step 2
Take the 20 inch length of ribbon and turn it over. Mark the center of the ribbon with a pencil.
Step 3
Take one end of the ribbon and fold it over forming a loop. Place the end of the ribbon directly over the center mark.You may also add a thin layer of glue to the ribbon end to secure it to the center point.
Step 4
Take the other end of the ribbon and fold it over forming another loop. Overlap the ribbon at the center mark.
Step 5
Bring the top loop down to the center to form the top part of the bow.
Step 6
Bring the bottom loop up to the center to form the bottom part of the bow. Pinch the bow in the center and ensure that the loops are even.
Step 7
Take the threaded needle and weave it through the center of the bow.
Step 8
Weave down and back up through the ribbon three times.Keep the needle in the ribbon for the next step.
Step 9
Pinch the ribbon on each side of the needle.
Step 10
Pull the needle through the ribbon and wrap the thread around the center of the bow a few times.
Step 11
Knot the thread to the back of the bow.
Step 12
Cut off the remaining thread with scissors.
Step 13
Shape the bow by pulling each of the loops apart.
Step 14
Take the 24 inch length of ribbon and mark every 6 inches with a pencil.
Step 15
To form the first loop, take one end of the ribbon over to the first mark. Attach the ribbon with glue at the first mark.
Step 16
Take the ribbon and bring it around forming a second loop. Attach the ribbon with a thin layer of glue at the second mark.
Step 17
Take the ribbon and bring it around forming a third loop. Attach the ribbon with a thin layer of glue at the third mark.
Step 18
Finish by forming a fourth loop with the remaining ribbon. Attach the ribbon with glue at the fourth mark.The surrounding loops are now complete.
Step 19
Apply glue to the center of the surrounding loops and adhere to the center (back side) of the bow.
Step 20
Apply a thin layer of glue to the back of the covered alligator clip and attach it to the back side of the bow.
Step 21
Open the alligator clip and apply a thin layer of glue in the center. Take the 4 inch ribbon and secure the end to the inside of the alligator clip.
Step 22
Wrap the ribbon tightly around the center of the bow and secure the ribbon inside the alligator clip with glue. Cut off the excess ribbon with scissors.
Finished Hair Bow
Your Basic Bow is now complete.