How To Tie A Bow

A few readers were inquiring about how to tie a proper bow in my Gocco Invites Part II post.


Mrs. Bird of Paradise actually did a similar post a while back, so be sure to check that out!


As I mentioned in my previous post, I learned my lesson a little too late. You can hopefully tell from the picture above, the first two columns of bows look much better than the last two columns. While the bows in the first two column were symmetrical, the bows in the last two columns still looked like bows, but they were slanted. My problem was that I only made one loop, like I would when tying my shoelaces, but there’s a better way!

The Container Store has this helpful website that teaches you how (click over for the full tutorial).


Basically you need to make two loops and then do the bunny ears method.

Here’s a video I found on youtube.

Feel free to suggest some better options. Good luck!


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    ErinSea 172 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:00 pm

    I’m really good at bows. I can’t believe I’ve said that twice this week, but the ribbon post brought it up too. Maybe someday I’ll make a video or photo essay about it, but I do the one loop method but after the orginal cross over the end that is on the bottom becomes the loop and the end that is on the top crosses behind it around then gets pulled back up. Confusing in words. But thanks for the video and your bows look plenty beautiful!

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    L, Guest @ 1:11 pm

    Thanks for the video! For years I’ve been looking at those d@mn “Martha’s Favorite Bow” pictures and couldn’t figure out how to make it work, even though it seems so simple. I also use the one-loop method, but I always have one end above the knot and one end below the knot and then the bow won’t lay flat. Hopefully this will fix that.

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    Thao, Guest @ 10:50 pm

    I’ve always wondered how that works! Thanks a bunch ^_^

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    Shay 438 posts, Helper bee @ 4:24 pm

    its learning the simpliest things that makes us the most happy!! thanks 😀

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