I think the question I'm asked the most, is regarding bows. So, I thought as part of my regular Feature Friday videos for My Favorite Things that I'd give that a whirl.
The truth is, that the bow is never going to look good when you first tie it. It needs a bit of fussing around, to get the tails in place, to adjust the loops to the right volume. I've shown how I do it on the video below. You'll find options for tying a bow with one tail behind and one tail in front, and, I've shown a version with both loops up top, and both tails hanging below.
As for WHAT I use for tying a bow, my preference is 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Saddle Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Cotton Twill Ribbon.
I don't have a *huge* variety of ribbons, just LOTS of the ones that I love the most!
Here's my finished sample with Pure Innocence: Snow Day along with the new Mini Wavy Pennants Die-namics which will be available beginning Tuesday, January 3rd at 10pm EST! I've paper-pieced this little image with the new October Afternoon Farmhouse patterned paper. (((love it)))
If this technique doesn't work for you, then I'll have a bow tying video for you again soon,
one with the "Cheater's Bow" and one with the "Tailored Bow."