Flag Bow How-To

Flag Bow How-To - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thanks everyone for your responses!

I think the suggestions are great.
Since I am wearing this bow, I want it to be as small and simple as possible so I left it as is.

I don’t have a lot of pictures, but if you have any more questions,
please leave questions in the comments or email me.

The Red and White Solid Grosgrain Ribbon are 3/8″.

I used the Six Loop Hair Bow technique in the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions for both bows.
It’s so easy!

For the bottom layer, I made it 3 1/2 inches wide and the top layer is 2 1/2 inches wide.

For the corner, I used Royal with White Stars Ribbon in 7/8″.

The first thing I did was decide on the length of the loop.
Since the bottom layer bow was 4 inches, I decided to make the loop 2 inches.
I doubled the 2 inches and added one inch to equal cutting 5 inches of ribbon.

Then I used my GlueGlider Pro to make the loop. I put the tape on and closed the loop.
If the loop is too long, you can cut it to shorten it.

Then I put my needle and thread through the loop.
I put the needle and thread through both layers of the bow, and then tied the thread around. Just watch the shape the loop is making and alter as needed.

The back will look somewhat like this.

Add your center and clip, and you’re done! :)

Flag Bow How-To - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

If you want, you can actually hot glue the ribbons over the blue ribbon down
so you can view the stars better.

Either way, it will be cute and so fun to wear for the Fourth! :)

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3 Comments

  1. Roxanne
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute. This bow could actually be worn for Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, & July 4th. It is very patriotic!

  2. Vicki Parks
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    I can’t get the hang of the variation loopy bow. Seems like I don’t know which way to go with the first loop. Can anyone help?

    • Shirley
      Posted July 31, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

      Hi Vicki! When I do that bow technique, I leave all the ribbon on the needle and then move the loops around until I like how they look. Once I am satisfied, I tie it off. I kind of go in a clockwise, or counter clockwise, pattern with doing one loop, then the next being to the side and then the next to the side of that. If you have any more questions, email me at shirley@theribbonretreat.com. :)

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