This bow is so much fun to make! There is not a lot of skill involved. YAY! This bow could be made in any color scheme and be so cute! I think this style of bow is so great for the 4th of July though! It looks just like a little firecracker! For this bow I used Red, White and Navy 7/8″ Double Ruffle Ribbon.
7/8″ Double ruffle ribbon of your choice
Heat sealing tool, lighter or candle
3/8″ ribbon ( to line your clip)
Cut your double ruffle ribbon to 3″ and seal with your preferred method. I used 12 ribbons total (4 of each color). If you wanted your bow to be EXTRA fluffy, feel free to use more ribbon pieces!
Thread your needle, double up the thread and tie it in a knot. Set aside.
Take one piece of your ribbon and fold it in half length wise with the shiny side of the ribbon on the outside. (Shown above).
Place your folded ribbon onto your needle in the center of the ribbon.
Fold each ribbon in half and layer the ribbons in a pattern. Don’t take the needle all the way through. Hold the needle and stack your folded ribbons on top of each other.
Always make sure that the shiny side of the ribbon is on the outside.
Now I have all my ribbon pieces on my needle.
Hold all the ribbon pieces together tightly and pull the needle through. Go back through at least a few times to make it secure.
After you have gone through all the ribbon a few times take a stitch or two through the bottom side if the bow and tie the thread in a knot.
Hot glue the bow to a lined single prong clip. This bow just fluffs right up! No need to use Stiffen Stuff this time.
I can just imagine an older girl, with more hair, wearing two of these bows for pig tails. How cute would that be?! I would not be ashamed to wear this in my hair! :) If you have any questions on this bow or any of my other posts I am always happy to help!
More on the onesie dress she is wearing soon!