A Big Stacked Bow

After my Twisted Boutique Bow post, one of our readers suggested I do a bow that has that particular bow in it from the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions. She had just made a bow that looked almost identical to that bow.

The bow she copied is on page 59 of the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions. Macy is the contributor and she made it for her brother’s high school football games. I think this is the cutest spirit hair bow to make, and she did an amazing job!!!

A Big Stacked Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I have a few nieces in high school that love going to games. I want to spend long hours making whip one up for them! But in purple, for their colors, of course! 🙂

I attempted to make something, but I just didn’t have enough different kinds of coordinating ribbon to do the bow justice, so I just did a few of the stacks.

I started out with Two Color Twisted Boutique bow. I used Solid Grosgrain Dark Orchid and Celadon at 1 1/2″.

I did three Spikes using the Dark Orchid/White Swiss Dot Ribbon at 5/8″. I learned that I need to make my Spikes much longer!

I love the Surround-A-Bow look so I had to try it! I used Celadon/White Swiss Dot Ribbon in 3/8″.

I made the Twisted Boutique bow with Regular Stripe Ribbon in Purple at 7/8″. The color is a little off, but looks much better in person than in the picture. I’ve found the striped ribbon was a little more difficult to use for me, so I might steer clear of it until I am a little more skilled. 🙂

I used two ribbons to do my knot for the middle. I thought I would stay in the two color theme of the bow. I used Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in Dark Orchid in 3/8″ and Swiss Dot Ribbon in Celadon/White at 3/8″.

A Big Stacked Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Look at the height on this bow! Pretty awesome, huh?

A Big Stacked Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thanks to Macy for getting me to try some new bows! I am seriously going to do the same bow that she did once I get my ribbon for Spirit Bows! 🙂

If you have a favorite bow or style, please let me know! Suggestions are always welcome!

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  1. Macy
    Posted July 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Yayy!! Ooooooooh I like yours too!! 😉

  2. Lanae Hale
    Posted July 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Wow Shirley! I’m incredibly impressed! Fantastic job!

  3. Linday
    Posted July 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    so i have to admit this is my first visit to this site and i am in love. i’m not a seamstress by any means, but im definitely inspired.

  4. Lyndy
    Posted July 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    So cute and very inspiring, but I always have a problem with stacked bows getting too thick in the center. Any suggestions out there?

    • Shirley
      Posted August 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lyndy! I am by no means skilled in the area of bows so I asked someone who is, Lanae! Here is what she had to say, “Stacked bows definitely are thicker in the center. Just have her make sure she’s not gluing the layers together, but securing them by wrapping thread around the center. When I wrap the thread around the center, I press the center down tightly to make it as thin as possible.” I hope this helps! 🙂 Let me know if you have any more questions. 🙂

  5. Lyndy
    Posted August 14, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Yep, I was gluing :>) Thanks so much for your help.

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