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The "one loop" method that most people use with shoelaces doesn't produce the most symmetrical bow when used with ribbon. But, with a little tweaking of your technique, you will learn how to perfect making a bow using ribbon. This is great for making bows that sit atop gifts or for adding to hair accessories that you might be creating yourself.
- Cross the two ends of the ribbon and loop one end under. Do this the same way as when you start when you tie your shoes.
- Make one side of the ribbon into a loop. If you are tying a ribbon, make sure that it doesn't twist.
- Make the other side of the ribbon into an identical loop.
- Cross the two loops and pull the loop on top through the hole that exists between the two loops.This is the same motion you made in step one.
- Pull tightly. The bow will look messy at this point.
- Adjust the loops. Loosen the ends of the bow and keep adjusting until the loops sit evenly.
- Make sure the two sides of the ribbon in the bow are the same length before you start to make it even at the end.
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