DIY ribbon bows: 8 step-by-step ideas
Charming ribbon bows are always and everywhere appropriate: from beautiful gift wrapping to decorating evening dresses. They are useful in decor, for cards and a festive table, for accessories and casual wear. But in stores the same boring and similar types are sold. How to proceed? Of course, make a bow with your own hands!
1. Satin bow with lace
Take a 4 cm wide satin ribbon and the same cut of lace, braid or organza, but twice as thin. Cut two identical fragments 20-22 cm long and lay the lace on top of the wide ribbon. Stitch the edges to make two rings, and swim them with a lighter from the inside. Put one loop on the other, spread the folds and fasten the bow in the center with a bead or button.
2. Small decorative bows
Small elegant bows are great for elastic bands, hairpins and other jewelry. They can be woven into braids or decorated with holiday cards - they are quite light and compact. To do this, you will need two pieces of a thin satin ribbon 15 cm long.
Make a bend at a distance of 6 cm from the edge and turn the tape along this line at an angle so that it looks down. Bring the edge back up, and fold the remaining end back and make the same triangular bend. The second part is done on the same principle, only in a mirror: measure 6 cm from the other end. Pull the workpiece with a thread sewn together and attach it to an elastic band or hairpin.
3. Classic bows
Take a wide satin ribbon and a thin translucent ribbon about twice as narrow, but in the same color scheme. Cut them into six segments: three 22 cm long and three more 19 cm long. Lace, butterflies, flowers, pebbles, beads or even beautiful buttons are suitable for decoration.
Put a narrow ribbon on a wide one and tuck their edges with a lighter to keep them well. Fold two long fragments in half and thread one in the middle with one thread to make a double bow. From the remaining segment, fold another bow in the same way and sew over the double bow straight to the joint.
From two short sections, make a new double bow and tie in the middle. The remaining fragment will go to the decorative ponytails. Fold all the details on top of each other and sew on top of the decor - pebbles, a flower or an openwork butterfly.
4. Contrast black and white bow
You will need two kinds of tape of the same width: white and black or patterned (for example, peas). To them, take another section of contrasting black lace of about the same width and a decorative center. Cut the contrasting tape into three sections of 24-25 cm and white - a little shorter, about 22 cm.
From each ribbon, create the simplest bow-loop and the one in the middle. Sew black lace on one of the white bows, and lay the two remaining ones on top of each other - cross to cross. Bows in peas fold all three together - as in the photo. It remains only to collect all the elements and flash in the center.
5. Layered bows
You will need three types of satin ribbons of the same color or similar shades, but of different widths (for example, from 0.5 to 4 cm). Cut the widest ribbon into twelve segments of approximately 20-25 cm. Wrap the edge to the mark at a distance of 9-10 cm and bend it back - according to this principle, folds are formed in this bow. Wrap the free edge in the opposite direction on the other side and make it the same petal.
After a fragment at the base, pull the thread, carefully trim the sticking tails and repeat for the remaining segments. Using the bent tweezers, fold the double petals and glue the edges with the lighter from the cut corners.
Fold the narrowest tape and the tape of medium thickness on top of each other, as in the diagram. Cut them together into eight fragments 7-8 cm long and fold them into ordinary petal loops. Before you start collecting a bow, cut a small circle out of felt or other dense material - about 3 cm in diameter.
Put half of the large petals on the thread and pull it into the ring, and then glue the remaining ones from the back. The next layer is volume petal loops that can be alternated with sharp single-layer leaves. And you will need the petals from the scraps to arrange the middle and finally form the bow.
6. Volume bow loop
Such a bow will surely turn out to be large, about 15 cm in diameter. You will need six cuts of a wide tape of 14 cm each and six cuts of a tape thinner 10 cm long. And another twelve cuts of the thinnest narrow tape up to 0.5 cm wide - six by 15 and six by 8 cm.
Fold the widest petals-loops, pull them on a thread into a flower and immediately sew to the base of felt or cardboard. From the longest narrowest segments, make antennae loops and glue them so that they lie on the surface of the wide petals. According to the same principle, collect the third layer from a wide ribbon and the fourth - from short antennae.
7. Bows with a decorative grid
This is another kind of simple bows that look very impressive due to the game of contrasts. You will need a standard ribbon 2-2.5 cm wide and a decorative mesh tape of the same size. They should be of different colors: for a dark satin, take a white grid and vice versa.
Cut everything into three fragments: 22 cm (two pieces each) and 15 cm (one each). Glue the grid to the atlas along the protruding edge or carefully take a thin thread. Collect all the blanks into rings and fold them into a simple triple bow. Decorate it with loops from a contrasting ribbon and a bead in the middle.
8. Small fluffy bows
If you need voluminous lush, but at the same time small and not very bulky bows, you can make them yourself from a thin satin ribbon. For one bow, you need four segments of 10-11 cm, but you can add more petals for the volume. From them, for example, beautiful decorative flowers are obtained.
Fold each section in half and fold the edges down to get a kind of "house". Bend the triangle, secure it with pins and carefully twist the sides to the middle with tweezers. Fold, fold into a “rose” and two pieces together with each other - this will be one side of the bow. It remains to connect both together!