When you were a child, learning to tie your shoelaces was a turning point in your childhood. You had new-found independence in putting on your shoes, meaning you had a wider choice of shoes available to you. You’ve probably come a long way since learning to tie your laces but learning to make a bow tie out of ribbon feels a bit out of your comfort zone. However, it is easier than it appears. Did you learn to tie laces with the bunny ears trick? Well, you can use that to help you tie your first ribbon bow ties.
Bows make a lovely embellishment to gifts or to decor on your wedding day. Ribbon bow ties can be made from any kind of ribbon whether it is patterned, wired, silk, lace or velvet. Also, it does not matter how wide the ribbon is. Depending on the size of the bow you want, you will need different sized ribbon. For large ribbon bow ties, you will need wide ribbon.
Before you start making your ribbon bow ties you will need your ribbon! However, you’ll also need a ruler or tape measure, needle and thread, and a pair of scissors.
Next, cut your piece of ribbon. You will need between 15” and 20” of ribbon to make a good-sized bow.
Let’s follow some simple instructions on how to tie a ribbon bow tie.
Whilst you have a very lovely looking bow, it’s not quite a bow tie until it has a middle piece! Let’s have a look at how to make it and how to perfect your bow into a ribbon bow tie.
Whilst your bow looks lovely on its own, you may want to make it into a bow tie. To do this, you will need a piece of ribbon that is long enough to go around a neck, be it yours or the person’s neck who you’re making the bow tie for. You should also remember that usually it will be worn with a shirt and collar of some kind. Factor these in too when deciding the length of ribbon that you’ll need.
And there you have it! A stunning ribbon bow tie! With ribbon being a fairly cheap craft material when you are only using a small length, you could make a whole collection of ribbon bow ties for your drawer or make them as gifts for your family and friends. They look great on baby boys when doing a first birthday cake smash in just a diaper, for example. Remember, practice makes perfect! If you don’t get it quite right, just try again. Happy ribbon bow making!