Christmas Stripe Bow

It’s bow making time!

Everyone needs Christmas bows and you can make so many different kinds using the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions and the tons of Christmas ribbons at The Ribbon Retreat!

My first bow this season is my

Christmas Stripe Bow

Christmas Stripe Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I am still practicing certain techniques and still learning.
Also, all my pictures were taken at night. Sorry for the dark quality of the pictures. Some times that’s the only time you can get stuff done. 🙂

The first bow is the Side Loop Bow technique.

I used Red Double Faced Satin in 7/8″. I made two Side Loop Bows and then crossed them together.

I originally planned to use Solid Grosgrain in 1 1/2″, but that ended up having to be used for my Christmas Card Holder. Using 1 1/2″ ribbon would make a much fuller bow.

The second bow is the Twisted Boutique Bow technique.

I used Red/White/Silver Christmas Stripe ribbon in 7/8″.

The third bow is the Twisted Boutique technique.

I used Red Solid Sheer ribbon in 5/8″.

I tried to make this bow smaller than the previous bow, but somehow it ended up about the same size. Doing it again, I would make this bow about two inches smaller than the bow behind it.

To stack my bows, I did not glue the bows together. Instead, I put my needle through all three bows and then tightened my thread.

I used Red Solid Grosgrain in 3/8″ for the center knot and to line the clip.

All done!

Christmas Stripe Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now I just have to find a new owner for this bow. 🙂

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  1. Brittany
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    I love it! So cute!

  2. Frank & Amber
    Posted December 1, 2010 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Love the new Christmas stripe bow… I noticed you had a few more Christmas ribbon on other pages. Thank you for the fun designs!

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