Originally Posted by Judy74
It is all about the angle of the front. It needs to be an X and the back needs to stay <---> . So when you're shaping the front, clip the back two pieces of ribbon with some extra alligator clips to keep them from making the x shape. Also, stitching is VERY important.
You need to have 3 or 4 stitches going down the ribbon. Start from the very bottom of the bow from the back side. end at the top with the needle finishing through the back. Here is what I mean when I say three stitches.
start at the bottom from the back so it goes:
with the needle/thread.
Hold the bow in one hand and pull up on the thread. it will crease perfectly. You use 4 stitches when you are using larger ribbon (1.5" and 2.25").
Thanks Judy. I "thought" that was what I was doing but maybe I was doing it backwards. I've been known to be the Princess of Backwards. I'm right handed, my mother was left handed to this day I still do things the left handed way but with my right hand (I hold my scissors the wrong way, I iron from the wrong side of the ironing board, etc)...even if the instructions are for right handed people I turn them around in my head...I know it's strange but that's just me