| | Re: Everything I made looks homemade.
I use the sally's clip to tie mine. As I start pulling my thread tight to tie it, I make sure the creases are in the acordian fold I want. If not, I put it back flat and start over. I always get really nice creases this way and by using the elastic thread. I just can't tie them free handed and get it right!! What kind of string are you using to tie yours? Are you using a clip or anything to help?
Don't be discouraged, we all started out badly and improve with time and practice. I have taken many bows apart to start all over. I figure its better to not waste ribbon if I can reuse it for another bow.