Tailored Bow

The  tailored bow is made by gradually decreasing the size of the loops stacked on top of each other. If you work with double sided ribbon you can make the bow with one piece of ribbon. With a single sided ribbon, the bow is made of separate loops.

Tailored Bow, using Double Sided Ribbon

1. Fold ribbon decreasing loop size on each layer.

How to make a Tailored Bow

2. Staple all the layers together.

How to make a Tailored Bow 

3. Add a length of ribbon behind loops for two tails and staple underneath loops. 

 How to make a Tailored Bow

4. Wrap a length of ribbon around center of bow and glue ends together. 

How to make a Tailored Bow

Samples of a tailored bow on a wedding album and a flower girl basket 

How to make a Tailored Bow How to make a Tailored Bow

Tailored Bow, using Single Sided ribbon

1. Cut three lengths of ribbon. Make a circle with each length overlapping the ends 1″

How to make a Tailored Bow

2. Stack the loops as shown and staple all them together

How to make a Tailored Bow 

3. Wrap a  length of ribbon around the center of the bow, overlap the ends and glue them together.

 How to make a Tailored Bow

4. Optional tail: Glue pointed tails to back of center loop. 

How to make a Tailored Bow