I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Four loop bow tutorial

Instructions for a four loop bow

Take a strip of satin ribbon about 18 inches long
holding the ribbon between the thumb and index finger in the left hand, with a 6in lenght of ribbon between the left and right hand, bring your right hand over towards the centre,
 forming a loop, 

and slip the tail under your left thumb.  

Now bring the long tail of ribbon, back towards the middle, forming the 2nd loop, and slip it under your thumb

to form the third loop, bring the long tail under, around the back to make the third loop, and slip it in front of your finger.
(Between Thumb and Finger)

And bring the tail over the top towards the centre, and slip under your thumb to form the forth loop.  you will need to trim the tails to the same size. 

Pinch and pleat the middle of the bow, and using some fine florist wire, wrap the wire around the centre, and twist ends together so the the bow can not come undone.

Take a small piece of ribbon about 7cm, and lay it across the middle of bow

 and tie it at the back
pull all tails towards the bottom of bow.

This bow is perfect for a miniature Bouquet
or added to a card for a pretty finish.
I use a hot Glue gun to stick bows, as it sticks instantly.
Any problems just email for advice HERE


  1. Fantastic instructions Yvonne, got it first time. With a bit of practice they'll soon be as good as yours!! Thanks soooo much. M

  2. Thanks Yvonne I now have a selection of bows ready and waiting for cards. N


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