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How To Make a Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I am beyond excited to share an adorable bow with you today! This is one of my favorite hair bows because who doesn’t love two patterns or colors of ribbon mixed together to make one incredible masterpiece? All in agreement, give me a great big WAHOOO! This cute bow is perfect for showing your school spirit for your favorite team by combining your school colors together to make one spirited bow, for combining two totally different patterns to create one fabulous and modern look, or to combine your favorite design or texture with your favorite color to create a one of a kind look that all will admire! This bow is perfect for school, church, uniforms, holidays, seasons and anything else you can possible imagine! And, the best part about this bow…it is easy peasy! I mean EEEEASY!

This spectacular bow is found on The Ribbon Retreat’s TOTT Hair Bow Instructions, on our fabulous YouTube Channel, AND…now, right here on our blog too, which makes this perfect little bow available to you in three different locations! How awesome is that?!? Regardless of how you learn best…a written tutorial, a video tutorial, or a printable PDF, this fun bow is available just for you!

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
These bows, oh these bows are absolutely fabulous and one that all who see are sure to want an identical one! And, like I mentioned above it is one of our amazing TOTT Bows that can be found in PDF form HERE and on our YouTube Channel HERE! Would you like to see all of our adorable TOTT Bows and all of the video tutorials on our YouTube Channel? You can find them all HERE or our entire video tutorial selection/YouTube Channel HERE!

I love this Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow and can’t wait for you to make one of our own…so, let’s get started!

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Supplies needed for the Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow:
The Ribbon Retreat Hair Bow Maker
Ribbon
-I used 1 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Barrettes & Clips
Cutting Mat
Scissors
Hi-Temp Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Needle & Thread
Lighter (for sealing ribbon ends)

Ribbon Button
Before we get making this fun bow, let’s talk about some basic bow making rules or better yet…tips to help you achieve gorgeous and professional looking hair bows!

Hair Bow Making Tips
When making hair bows, it is best to use the right size of ribbon for the right size of hair bow. For example, using a 3/8” ribbon to make a 5” bow, may not work well.

The following is to give you a general idea of what size ribbon works best for what size bow.

Hair Bow Making TipsA
This technique will be demonstrated on the 4” setting of the Hair Bow Maker using 1 1/2” Grosgrain Ribbon.
Using this setting on the Hair Bow Maker will yield an approximately 4 1/2-5” hair bow.

Have a needle & thread ready (with a knot at the end of the thread).

*Please note that my right hand is never used/seen in the pictures below, because I am holding the camera with that hand so the wording in the instructions is sometimes a little different from what my left hand is doing in the pictures.

How To Make A Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
1. First of all, decide what two colors of ribbon you would like to use. Cut the ribbon to size. (Use the Ribbon Cutting Formula for the Twisted Boutique Hair Bow.)

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
2. Place one end of the ribbon in front of the two dowels as shown. Make sure you have about 2 inches of excess ribbon at the right of the RIGHT dowel. Also note how the remainder of the ribbon goes around the back of the dowels.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
3. While your LEFT hand is holding the ribbon at the LEFT dowel, take your RIGHT hand and angle the tail of the ribbon upward almost VERTICAL. This will naturally cause the ribbon to create a wider loop towards the front.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
4. With your RIGHT hand take the ribbon that was behind the RIGHT dowel and now place it in FRONT of the RIGHT dowel.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
5. Take the ribbon all the way around to the BACK (behind) of the RIGHT dowel. Bring it forward and UNDER the bow as shown. Make sure that the tail is angled downwards.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
6. Lift the bow off the Hair Bow Maker. Adjust the loops if needed. Make sure that you keep a tight hold on the bow so that it doesn’t lose its shape.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
7. From the back, place the needle through the center of the hair bow. Take the thread over the top and to the back as shown.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
8. Move your LEFT hand thumb a little closer to the top of the bow and pull tightly on the thread with your RIGHT hand, making a little crease. (Your right hand will be behind the hair bow when you’re pulling on the thread.)

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
9. Take the thread all the way around the center of the bow. Fold the center of the bow like an accordion or like a paper fan. Tighten the thread.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
10. Wrap the thread around the middle until there is no more “give”. Take up a stitch at the back of the bow. Cut your tails & finish the ends as desired.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
*Note: To make a 4-Loop Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow, simply make TWO Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bows and place them together side by side and attach with thread.

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Taaaaa Daaaaa! What do you think? Super cute and so much fun huh!

I couldn’t resit making this fun bow in lots of different color and design options!

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Aren’t they so awesome? You can combine any color and any design together to get a one of a kind bow!

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And, aren’t those Halloween bows just perfect for the spookiest time of year! They’re absolutely boooooooo-tiful! LOL!

Bows, bows, bows…I just can’t get enough bows! In case you are in the same category…here are a few of the other incredibly cute TOTT Hair Bows we have added to the blog for you to quickly fall in love with and add to your collection of adorable hair bows!

How To Make A Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

How To Make A Pinwheel Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

How To Make A Tails Down Boutique Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
The Ribbon Retreat has a wonderful selection of ribbon for all of your bow making needs! You can choose bold and bright or soft and subtle colors, polka dots, stripes, chevron, flowers, dinosaurs, mustaches, glittery and so SO much more! We also carry fun resins, buttons, gems and more gorgeous embellishments to make your hair accessories one of a kind! Make sure to visit our one stop crafty shop HERE!

Two Color Twisted Boutique Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
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8 Comments

  1. Pat C.
    Posted September 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    ::squeals:: I love the orange-and-black Halloween bow… especially the glitter ribbon used for the center! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you so very much! I love these fun bows and couldn’t help but making a really fun and festive one for Halloween, so I am so glad you like it! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  2. flo
    Posted November 27, 2015 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Like the colored twisted bow what was it you were wrapping the ribbon around? Can I diy one?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 2, 2015 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Flo! Thank you so much! The ribbon is wrapped around one of The Ribbon Retreat’s Hair Bow Makers. They are so awesome and make creating gorgeous hair bows so much easier. Yes, you can most definitely buy one! You can find them HERE and purchase them too! Good luck! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

      • safia zeb
        Posted December 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

        hi
        love them can you suggest which thread is best for them?
        kind regards

        • The Ribbon Retreat
          Posted January 26, 2016 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

          Hi Safia! Thank you for your question. The thread we love to use is our So Fine! Thread. It is easy to use and perfect for creating hair bows and other fun hair accessories! Good luck and thank you for stopping by! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  3. helen campbell
    Posted March 29, 2016 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    awesome, I have to try this for my granddaughters
    well done
    cheers helen

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 29, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink

      Hi Helen! Thank you so much! I think your granddaughters would LOVE a fun bow like this! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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