Triple Stack Bow

Triple Stack Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love this bow!

I call it a Triple Stack Bow because it has three layers.

The ribbon I used is new to The Ribbon Retreat.
It is called Comma Stylist and is BEAUTIFUL!
You need to get some. I love it.

This bow is really easy to do and easily masks imperfections.

First you will start out with three pieces of ribbon (Any size. This ribbon is 1″.)
I cut mine to be 16 inches.

With each one, you will make a simple bow.

Stick the needle and thread in the center.
Then scrunch up the bow with your fingers and tighten the thread around.
Take a stitch in the back.

Make three of these bows and seal your ends.

Now we are going to stack them.
This looks more complicated than it is. 🙂

Stack the bows, turning clockwise or counter clockwise.
It will not look right until the center knot is put in.
Stack them, and then squeeze the center together to make sure you like how it looks.
Make sure you have the same amount of loops/ends on both sides.

Once you are done stacking the bows, you will fasten them together.
Take a stitch in the back bow and tighten the thread around the three layers.
Finish it off by taking another stitch in the back.

Now cut enough ribbon for your center knot.
When you make your knot, make sure to not tighten it too tight.

Put glue on the back of the knot and attach it to the center of the bow.

Now you can attach your bow to your clip.
I used a French Barrette clip.
Click this link to see How To Attach A French Barrette.

All finished!

Triple Stack Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Triple Stack Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This bow is so cute!
It would be great to mix and match ribbons, for holidays, for special occasions, or just for fun.
Try it out and let me know what you think! 🙂

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  1. Claudia
    Posted September 5, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Love it! It looks so easy, can’t wait to try it.

  2. Posted September 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful bow. I’ll be making quite a few of these for my little girls.

  3. Edna
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Love it ….and yet so easy !

  4. Laura Martinez
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Love this technique….I’m going to play with it and use different color ribbons and see how it looks! Thanx!!

  5. Robin
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Permalink


    • Shirley
      Posted September 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

      Practice using a printed ribbon. When you go to make your knot, before you tighten it, make sure the printed side of the ribbon is showing on both sides. Then slowly tighten it. If you want it bigger, then do not tighten it very much. A tight knot will result in a smaller knot. Also if you want the knot to be bigger, use a wider ribbon. For this bow, I used the same ribbon as the bow, which was 1″. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

  6. Brittany
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Pretty! Maggie says she wants one!

  7. Isa
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I love this bow…I’m a beginner n I found t easy n fun to make. One question though…is there an easy way to attach the clip to the bow!?

  8. Ashley Dewey
    Posted September 23, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Love this bow!!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  9. gayle
    Posted September 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Awesome bow with great instructions. It comes out lovely and again thanks for the demonstrations, I do so much better to look and see how it is accomplished.

  10. Krysha
    Posted October 10, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    soo cute me and my daughter did some and we both had a blast!!!!!!

  11. Vickie McCormick
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Love this bow. Have new grandbaby. I plan to make many. Thanks for good instructions.

    • Shirley
      Posted October 22, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink

      Oh new babies are the best! Bows are so fun to make and then see them being worn, especially by your grandchildren! You’re welcome and thanks for reading, Vickie!

  12. Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    i think that this bow is so cool i love it i am a 14yr old and my school is all about bows every girl wears them
    and sometimes buying them gets my parents annoyed and idecided to start making them so i looked on this website and i learn 2 of them i know how to make many now i love this website thankyou shirley keep posting all tipes you know so ikeep learning please

  13. brittany garber
    Posted March 9, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    hey love them im going to try to do this wish me luck thanks;)

  14. Tinie
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    That so nice! hheheee….cant wait to try!

  15. Pam
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    I can’t seem to find this really cute brown/ white paisley ribbon. Does anyone know where I can get it?

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