Inside Out Halloween Bow

Inside Out Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The Inside Out Bow Technique is so fun and easy to do!
It is a great bow to use for the bottom layer of big stacked bows.
Click the link to see the instructions.

I used 1 1/2″ Black Striped Ribbon for my bottom layer.
I made two two-loop Inside Out bows and then sewed them together.

I did the same thing with my 7/8″ Candy Corn Ribbon.
Although, I did twist the tails and hot glue them down so you could see the printed side.

Then I made my Korkers.
We have wonderful free instructions on our Free Tutorials tab.

I cut my Korkers to be 4″ long. I wanted them to be about 1 1/2″ sticking up.
To cut them, I just put them on my cutting mat and used my Rotary Cutter to make even cuts.

I didn’t have a specific amount that I wanted. I just used whatever I could get from one dowel each.
This gave me three Korkers for each ribbon.

I used 3/8″ Yellow with White Swiss Dots Ribbon, 3/8″ Orange Solid Grosgrain Ribbon, and 3/8″ Black/Orange Saddle Stitch Ribbon.

I found the center of the Korkers and put them on my needle, one by one.
Make sure to put them on facing up.

When they were all on, I stitched them together.

I put my Korker bow in the center of the Candy Corn Inside Out Bow.
My Korkers were a little long, so I trimmed them down.
(Remember to seal your ends!)

I stitched the Korker to the Candy Corn Inside Out Bow.

My Black Striped Inside Out Bow was pretty thick and it was hard to stitch through.
I just hot glued my Candy Corn Inside Out Bow to the center.

Inside Out Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now you just add your lined clip, and you’re done!
Maybe get some Candy Corn earrings to match. 🙂

Inside Out Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Inside Out Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Inside Out Halloween Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Claudia
    Posted October 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    wow! That is one of the cutest bows I’ve ever seen.

    • Shirley
      Posted October 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Claudia! 🙂

  2. mary kaye mackanin
    Posted October 7, 2011 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    beautiful bow Erika

  3. Posted October 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I love this bow! So cute. I was wondering if I could just buy the instructions on this fold of a bow and the measurements you use to make it? I have been making bows, and have already purchased books over the yrs. I dont need to spend 29 on anther how- to book. im trying to make it, but its driving me crazy! i cant seem to get the tails.

  4. Amanda
    Posted December 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    How do you make the first step? I do not see instructions on that step… Thanks, AS

  5. Megan
    Posted September 30, 2012 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Try Mommycraftsalot on Youtube, she gives you video instructions on the bows

  6. Lynne
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    I was wondering how much ribbon you used for each bow?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 20, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Lynne! Thank you for your question! To make this adorable bow, you will need 1 yard of ribbon or less for each layer. On the Korker Bow, it would be around 1 yard or less for each of the colors in the korker bow. Also, we have a fabulous Ribbon Cutting Guide for each of the Hair Bow Styles that you can find HERE. In each of the tutorials there’s a guide on how long to cut your ribbons for the size of bow you’re making. It is an awesome resource! I hope this helps Lynne! Good luck with your bow and have a fabulous day! Michelle 🙂

  7. Cin
    Posted June 21, 2015 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    This bow is super cute. However, I tried to make this bow and it did not turn out well. I think if the steps had specific directions concerning how long each ribbon piece should be, I would have been more successful. Could you please tell me how long each piece should be?

    Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cin! Oh man…I am so sorry your bow didn’t turn out as you were hoping. To determine what length of ribbon to use, you can refer to our PDF instructions for this super cute bow here or the written tutorial here. Each of the above instructions, contain an actual formula that will give you the exact inches you should cut your ribbon to achieve your desired look. I hope this helps and that you have better luck with your next bow! Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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