How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

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Say you want to make a 2″ wide hair bow. You need 7/8″ ribbon, 13″ long. Every loop has to be 2.5″ long plus 2×1.5″ for tail. You can take a pen, measure the ribbon and mark it. But there is an easy way, no measure tape is needed. Here is the step by step instruction.
1. Take a piece of ribbon. Fold in half. Finger press the end at point C.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
2. Measure or eyeball 1,5″ for tail, fold the end and press at the points X&Y.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
3. Then fold in half again, press at point D&E.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
4. It looks like this when you finish, you can’t see A&B so I drew a line.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
5. Now you get 4 even 2.5″ long ribbon plus 2×1.5″ tails. Please note that X, D, C, E, Y are the center of the creases. Use the creases as guideline to fold the bow.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
6. Now 4 loops are even. Here comes another important step: make sure you wrap the center of the bow, not too right, not too left.
7. You need to use Elastic Thread. Not dental floss, not embroidery floss, not wire; do not sew because you cannot adjust the loops later. This will make everything much much easier. You can find it at craft store. The brand is stretchride.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
8. After crease the center, use elastic thread to wrap it. It may look like this:
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
9. You didn’t wrap at the center. It makes 2 left loops bigger than right ones. What you need to do is to adjust the thread. Just move it to the center. It’s hard to adjust if you use dental floss or embroidery floss, but with elastic thread, it’s super easy. Then it’ll look like this:
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction
10. Adjust the bow, fluff it up. Now you get the bow you want–4 loops are the same.
How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

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Use 1.5″ ribbon, 44″ long. 2″ for each tail and 5″ for each loop. Fold and press the ribbon to get the creases as guide. For beginners, please write ABCD… on creases as shown. On back, please write lower case abcd…

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

1. ‘A’ on top, ‘a’ touch ‘b’

2. ‘C’ on top, ‘c’ touch ‘A’

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

3. Iinsert the ribbon between ‘c’ & ‘A’. ‘C’ on top, ‘c’ touch ‘d’, ‘D’ touch ‘A’

4. ‘E’ on top, ‘e’ touch ‘C’.

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

5. Prepare to insert ribbon between ‘e’ and ‘C’

6. ‘E’ on top, ‘e’ touch ‘f’ and ‘F’ touch ‘C’

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

7. ‘G’ on top, ‘g’ touch ‘E’. Stop here and cut at the white line, you’ll get 6 loop 2 layer bow. Please see image in page 2

8. Prepare to insert ribbon between ‘g’ and ‘E’

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

9. ‘G’ on top, ‘g’ touch ‘h’, ‘H’ touch ‘E’.

10. ‘I’ on top, ‘i” touch ‘G’

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

11. Crease center and this is what we get.

How To Make 2-Layer Boutique Hair Bow Instruction

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