Twisted Boutique Bow Tutorial with Removable Flower

Learn how to make the cutest bow around with our Twisted Boutique Bow Tutorial!

The Twisted Boutique Bow is one of the most popular bow techniques! Check out our tutorial for an easy way to make this bow, especially for beginners! And learn how to make a removable flower as a bonus!

Hello! I am Amy from Amy Giggles Designs!

I am excited to be here sharing my Twisted Boutique Bow Tutorial with Removable Flower with you!


Supplies Needed:

Grosgrain Ribbon– 1 1/2″, 5/8″, and 3/8″ widths in the same color

Coordinating Primrose Flower


2 Metal Clips

White Felt or Pre-Cut Felt Circles

Hot Glue Gun

Wood Burning Tool

Stiffen Stuff

Needle and Thread

Straight Pin

Twisted Boutique Bow Tutorial with Removable Flower


Step 1: Cut the 1 1/2″ width ribbon 30″ long with diagonal edges. Cut the 5/8″ width ribbon 4 3/4″ long with a straight edge. Cut the 3/8″ ribbon 4 1/2″ long with a straight edge.

Cut your strips of ribbon.

Step 2: Seal edges with your woodburner tool or preferred method.

Seal your ribbon edges with your preferred method.

Step 3: Using the 1 1/2″ ribbon, fold it to create a double loop. Put your straight pin in the center.

Fold long ribbon into a double loop and put straight pin in the center.

Step 4: Pull out the ribbon to create an “X” shape.

Pull the ribbon to make an X shape.

Step 5: Keep this shape and crisscross more at the top and bottom.

Keep shape, but crisscross top and bottom.

Step 6: With your needle and thread, sew up the center of the bow. Pull the thread tight, cinching at the center. Wrap the thread around the bow three times and knot it on the back side of the bow.

Thread needle and thread throught the center of the bow.

Tighten thread and wrap three times and stitch in the back.

Step 7: Using Stiffen Stuff, spray your bow. I love this product, because my bows will keep their shape and will not have to be “fluffed up” in the future! This will have to dry for about an hour.

Spray Stiffen Stuff on your bow to help it keep it's shape. It will be stiff.

Step 8: In the mean time, cut a circle out of your felt, about 1″ in diameter. Or use one of The Ribbon Retreat’s pre-cut felt circles.

Cut out a 1" circle or use a precut felt circle.

Step 9: Put hot glue on the felt and attach it to one metal clip. Do so by opening the clip and keep the glue side up. Attach the flower to the felt circle, with the clip in between.

Glue circle onto clip and onto the flower.

Step 10: With your second metal clip, glue the 3/8″ width ribbon around it.

Glue your 3/8" ribbon around your other clip to line it.

Step 11: Attach bow to this clip with hot glue in the center.

Step 12: Tie a knot in the center of the 5/8″ width ribbon.

Tie a knot in your 5/8" ribbon.

Step 13: Attach by gluing one end of the knotted ribbon to the clip with the bow. Wrap it around the bow and glue the other end to the clip.

Glue one end of 5/8" ribbon to back of bow over the clip and then glue the other end.

Step 14: Clip the flower onto the bow in the center. I find it easiest to bend the bottom of the clip so that it will fit around the knot.

Clip flower to bow center.

Step 15: Attach the bow onto the headband!

Attach bow to headband!

Now you have a headband, a bow, and a flower clip to be worn together or individually! Below is the full headband and it is adorable on!

Adorable Twisted Boutique Bow Headband with Removable Flower!

I have enjoyed writing for the Ribbon Retreat, thank you!


Thank you so much Amy!

This is such an awesome post! Amy gives you a ton of tutorials all in one, especially the most sought after Twisted Boutique Bow Tutorial. You will love how easy this bow can be with this technique.

Check out Amy’s blog Amy Giggles Designs and check out all the fun she has to offer.

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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  1. Joyce
    Posted August 17, 2012 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Love the twisted bow. My grand daughters love them always putting a different design on or color

  2. Joella Williams
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the wonderful and easy tutorial

  3. Korie Alford
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this bow & have been searching for a tutorial on it. It seems you skipped a few instructions in the beginning? When you say “double loop” it, it’s not obvious by the picture, how you “loop” the ribbon. I would be so appreciative if you could give me a few more details because I can not manage to figure it out. I make bows for my daughter. So I do have some experience. Thank you

    • Posted November 26, 2013 at 6:30 am | Permalink

      Hi Korie! Thank you for your comment. The Ribbon Retreat has a YouTube video on how to create this awesome bow. Click here to view our video. We have a wonderful YouTube Channel where we feature so many great tutorials on bow making and other fun projects! I hope this helps! Thanks again Korie! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  4. Mary Wilson
    Posted December 15, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    I have non curable cancer and need to know how to make hair bows so I can make some before my time is up. Is there a book that shows how to make them?

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