Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bow Tying 101 - A Video Tutorial

Good morning everyone!
This Wednesday we are trying out something new - a video tutorial! Now keep in mind that it's our first - so hopefully you won't laugh too hard as you are viewing it! :) We have plans for other fun video tutorials as well and already have some 'filming' upgrades in mind!

We chose to do this one on bow tying because it seems to be one of the things we operators receive questions on frequently. Having a visual reference is so much easier than written instructions for many crafters especially for a technique like this one.
Here are some of the ribbon measurements referenced in the video for you:
Taffeta Ribbon (1/2" wide) cut about 10 1/2" length
Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (5/8" wide) cut about 11 1/2" length
Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (1" wide) cut about 12 to 12 1/2" length
Also, be sure to use good scissors that are set aside only for ribbon and fabric - this helps prevent fraying.
Remember, practice makes perfect!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and we hope you enjoyed this first-ever video tutorial on our blog! If you have suggestions for future tutorials, let us know - we want to continue you to be a great resource for you!

Have fun making your beautiful bows everyone!


  1. Thank you so much! My bows just stink, but I think I might be able to make consistant ones now :-) Paula

  2. Great job Robin!! Wow, I'd never know that was your first video! I'm looking forward to seeing many more from you :)

  3. wonderful demonstration. Thanks so much.

  4. thanks for the video it helps for sure

  5. you make that look so simple... now I must give it a try....thanks for the video, you're right, it's easier to watch and do instead of trying to read. Thanks so much for sharing....


  6. Fantastic first video, well done! Looking forward to trying this later

  7. Great video, Robin! The angle of the camera allowed for perfect understanding as you gave the tips and step-by-step directions! Thanks.

  8. This was the best video I have seen on bow making. Thanks so much for such precise directions.

  9. Thank you for a great tutorial. I tried it and it works. I am forever grateful! More! More!!

  10. Now what about a bow that's tied around cardstock?????? How do I do that???

    Great video.


  11. Great video and such a pretty bow! Thanks for sharing this. Guess I'd better practice! :)