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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8 Comments

  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.
    thanks
    jennifer

  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 :)

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