Double Loop Bow-torial


Hi all it’s Ginny here : )  I’m overwhelmed by the number of requests I received for a tutorial for the bows I tied for mine and my BFF Heather’s blog hop projects. So great to get that kind of feedback : ) I had another tutorial lined up….but since I love all you RRR Peeps I’ll jump this one to the front of the list! I will warn you in advance….there are a lot of pictures here….but the bows are so easy to tie that you’ll be doing them in your sleep.  I’ll also say that we are in the midst of several home improvement projects before my sons graduation….so a manicure was out of the question. lol.

Okay…on to the bow-torial.

  First start with a length of ribbon around 14 inches. Less for narrower ribbon…more for wider….but not too wide or you can’t get it tied tight enough to stay.


If you’re right handed like me..hold the ribbon in your left had between your thumb and middle finger….leaving a bit of a tail. If you’re left handed…I’m guessing you would do the opposite???? Next wrap the ribbon over the top of your index finger.


Now you’ll want to weave the ribbon through your two extended fingers…so the ribbon is now over the middle finger.


Wrap the ribbon around your middle finger and weave it back through between your fingers.Your ribbon should now be wrapping over your index finger again.


Wrap the ribbon under your middle finger one more time.


Remember your still using your left thumb to hold the tail. Now pull the ribbon though the v of your fingers…closest to your palm.


Now pull the trim around the back so it’s coming straight up between your fingers. Remember the trim should be behind.


Now  pull the trim over the top to the front side.


And tuck it behind the last crossover that was made when you brought the trim to the back.


Pull the trim straight up.


Now pull the trim up and down….tightening the center knot.




Now you’ve got the center tight enough to slip the bow off your fingers : ) But not too tight so you’re stuck! Go ahead and clean up the tails with a nice diagonal cut so they won’t fray.




You’ll want to practice a few times to get the hang of it…but trust me…it’s easy peasy. I tried it with twine too and it worked perfectly…I was even able to get a few more loops on with the thinner trim. 

If you’d like to see the bows on my finished project please click HERE. Any Really Reasonable Ribbon trim will work great…as long as it’s not too wide and thick. I used my favorite Scor-Tape to attach the bows to my project.


Okay…that’s enough bow-torial for one day lol…sorry for so many pictures! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative…Huggs Ginny


9 responses »

  1. Cool Beans!! Everyone is going to love this!! BTW…you nails look lovely :0)
    Hugs and smootches from your BFF

  2. Thanks so much. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched various YouTube videos on making bows. I will think I have it and then …. I don’t! Love the many pictures here.

  3. AWESOME!!!! I love it ….great job Ginny! I know how tutorials can be to put together. This one is perfect…just like you…and me! haha Fabulous pictures combined with easy to understand directions just awesome!

  4. Silly me, Ginny. I had no idea that the pics from your posts earlier in the year would disappear! Your wonderful double loop bow tutorial is now picture-less. I thought I had cleverly remembered how to make these bows, only to find out that the version I remembered is pretty pug ugly. If there were some way to repost (or even better, archive the tutorial so that it could be pinned), I would be oh so grateful. (By any chance, do you do the bow the same way you would on a four pronged fork?)

    When ever I post a project on my blog, I try to always send people back to the source that served as inspiration. I bet this gem would be ALL OVER Pinterest, if you reposted!

    Thank you again for sharing your gift. You are one of the folks who made me want to be part of an internet community. RRR has probably had a landslide of business since you started designing with their products. (You should see me sitting here playing with my hands trying to figure your bows out. The great apes have nothing on me.)

    Thank you so much for considering this, and a big thank you for all the inspiration you bring to my artistic endeavors.

    Wishing you more congenial weather. We’ll really be in the mood for spring this year! Come on bunnies!

    Marice (aka ArtisticHen)

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