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Old 05-13-2010, 12:56
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Default old school boutique bow instructions

Several of you wanted to know how to make my basic (old boutique) bow. Here's a quick and hopefully easy to follow tutorial.

You will want to measure and cut your ribbon to 20 inches. I do not really mark for this bow as I have made it so long I kinda know where to fold. Use your bowdabra as a guide.

I used to hold the bow by hand but I have found this mini bowdabra is amazing.

Lay your ribbon face down with the "center" pinched between the arms. Make a loop and twist at the "Center" layer between the arms.

Continue to twist and layer your ribbon. You should have 2loops and 1 tail on each side.

Fluff your bow by pulling on the loops so they fan out. Sew or tie very tightly.

Finished bow ready for center and clip
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