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How To Make A Flower Loop Hair Bow

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
With summer and spring right around the corner, planting flowers and blooming flowers may be something that really excites you. For me personally, I start getting excited and curious about when my first sighting of the tips of my tulips will appear out of the ground. They seem to multiply every year, so that is also super exciting for me…where will one pop up this year, I find I ask myself every time I walk past them! Sooooo, I am doubly excited to introduce this fabulous hair bow to you today, because it is a fun fun flower also full of surprises. This bow, I LOOOOOOVE, because you can make it look so incredibly different each time you make it; therefore, creating a gigantic surprise to not only you but the lucky soul that gets to wear it! Make it big with lots of loops, aka petals, or make it simple and sweet with only a few! Regardless, this bow is splendid and beyond cute, cute, cute!

Just like last week’s fabulous Big Loopy Stacked Hair Bow, today’s Flower Loop Hair Bow is found on The Ribbon Retreat’s TOTT Hair Bow Instructions. But it is also found 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 location! Pretty FABUlous right?!? Regardless of how you learn best…a written tutorial, a video tutorial, or a printable PDF, this fun bow is available just for you!

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Don’t those loops and layers of ribbon just get you so excited? Me too!

I love ribbon, and I love hair bows and The Ribbon Retreat is the perfect place to find BOTH…and lots of both! Not only are you going to learn how to create this fun flower hair bow today…you can learn how to make a plethora of amazing hair bows from really big and stacked a mile high, to simple and subtle with a loop or two! Excited to see how? Check out our entire selection of amazing hair bows that can be found in PDF form HERE OR learn video style via our YouTube Channel HERE!
You will find today’s Flower Loop Hair Bow in PDF HERE and on our YouTube Channel HERE!

I am so excited for you to learn how to create this adorable Flower Loop Hair Bow, so, let’s get started!

Supplies needed for the Flower Loop Hair Bow:
The Ribbon Retreat Hair Bow Maker
Ribbon
-I used 3/8″ 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 a few tips that will help in creating this Flower Loop Hair Bow!

-You can make this bow as big or as small as you want.
-For each subsequent layer, you’ll need to decrease the ribbon length by 1 inch – you could even decrease it by ½ inch if you want. It all depends on the look you’re trying to achieve.
-You can use as many or as few pieces of ribbon for each layer. Experiment to see what you like.
-You can decide how many layers you want and what size of ribbon to use for each.
-Once your ribbon length gets to 5 inches, it may be too small but it’s up to you.
-For each piece of ribbon you cut, you will get 2 loops. So if you cut SIX pieces, you will get 12 loops.

Flower Loop Hair Bow Ribbon Length Formula
FOR THIS DEMONSTRATION, THERE WILL BE 4 LAYERS.
Layer 1: SIX 9” pieces of ribbon
Layer 2: FIVE 8” pieces of ribbon
Layer 3: FOUR 7” pieces of ribbon
Layer 4: FOUR 6” pieces of ribbon

How To Make A Flower Loop Hair Bow

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
1. Once you have all your ribbon cut to size, heat-seal the ends with your preferred method.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
2. Take the ribbon for LAYER 1 and place it all on top of each other. For the ribbon that only has the print on one side (the dots), you need to make sure that you place it PRINT DOWN. In this example, I placed a dotted ribbon at the bottom of the stack to illustrate how you need to fold the ribbon for Step 3. If you’re only using solid ribbon, it won’t matter how you fold it in Step 3.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
3. Take one end of the “Stack” and bring it around to the other end, forming a loop. Notice how the dotted ribbon is now face-up. In fact, the two ends of the dotted ribbon will be touching each other.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
4. Now you will have both ends of the ribbon stacked together.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
5. At the opposite end you will have formed a loop.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
6. Take your needle and place it into the center of the loop, stopping when the ribbon gets about half way onto the needle.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
7. Fan all the pieces of ribbon out into an even shape. You can play around with this until you get the ribbon exactly where you want it.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
8. At this point you may find it helpful to use a double prong alligator clip to hold the ribbon in place. Place the clip so that the needle is in between the two prongs. At any point, if the alligator clip becomes an annoyance, just remove it.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
9. Take one end of any ribbon and fold it in your desired shape and place it onto the needle. The fold being used here is the Figure 8 Fold.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
10. Now take the ribbon directly next to the one you just folded and do the same thing.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
11. Continue all the way around the bow. You may need to re-shape some of the loops to make sure that everything is even.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
12. Pull your needle all the way through until the knot stops at the back. Then take the needle and put it back through the middle of the bow – making a stitch through the center. Repeat this 4 or 5 times – or until you feel comfortable that the bow will stay together.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
13. If you find it difficult to get the needle through all the layers of ribbon, then use a hard surface to push the needle through, rather than using your fingers.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
14. When you’re finished, this is how the bow will look.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
15. If you flip the bow over, you can see that you don’t have the ends showing. You can use either side as the “top”, but I would recommend using this side.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
16. At this point you can sew on a 2 ½” piece of ribbon to the side that will be the BOTTOM of the bow. This piece of ribbon will be used as another measure of keeping your bow attached to the barrette. See Step 19.
This is, however, optional.

REPEAT STEPS 2 – 16 FOR THE REMAINING LAYERS.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
17. Using a High-Temp Hot Glue Gun, glue each layer together.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
18. This is how the bow looks with all the layers glued together.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
19. Glue your desired clip to the back of the bow. Use the added piece of ribbon to glue across the barrette for additional stability.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
20. Turn the bow back to the front and add your center embellishment (resins, buttons, gems, ribbon knot, etc.) for a completed hair bow.

How to Make a Flower Loop Hair Bow - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Taaaaa Daaaaa! All done with that flowery and loopy goodness! Cute right?!? Look how absolutely it adorable it looks in that vibrant red and white ribbon! LOVE it! And look how many different looks you can achieve with this fun bow technique using different ribbon and bow centers…

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All of that ribbon and all of those loops…what’s not to love about this fabulous flower bow?

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!

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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!

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3 Comments

  1. Pat C.
    Posted March 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I have always loved TRR’s Flower Loop Hair Bows, Michelle! They’re so versatile, as you’ve shown in the examples above… they can be flattish or puffy; they’re available in an infinite combination of ribbon colors/designs, and widths … and they’re EASY!! (Did I mention EASY??!!??)

    With some blue ribbon added to the red and white, this 4-layer beauty will be perfect for the upcoming patriotic holidays! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 23, 2016 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! You are so awesome! Thank you for you wonderful compliments. I have been thinking of the upcoming Patriotic holidays as well and how much I love red, white and blue bows! I can’t wait! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  2. Lara Hicks-Burrow
    Posted July 4, 2018 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the clear and concise tutorial for building the Flower Loop Hair Bow. I had NO problems assembling the bow and my daughter LOVED it😃

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