An alternative to the standard bow. Sorry for the lack of tutorials! These past months have been busy! Head to my Instagram @ctfd & request tutorials on things you like there. Enjoy!
Here are your supplies. Simple, right? Note! The length of the ribbon results in its size, so adjust as you please. Also, there's a LOT of looping, so if you feel confused, leave a comment & ask.
Okay! Wrap the ribbon around two fingers, having one strand in the front and the other at the back.
Here's another photo of how it should be placed. All good? Okay, moving on!
Loop the ribbon on the outer right side over your second finger and under your first.
With the strand you just weaved, wrap it over your first finger and under your second. It's the reversed procedure of Step 4.
Here's another photo of what it should look like. (Just in case!)
Insert the ribbon through the small gap in between your two fingers...
...and pull through!
It helps to keep your thumb in between the strands to create a loop (you'll see why next).
With the strand you have just weaved, pull it out SLIGHTLY, just so it creates a small loop like so.
Thread the outer right strand back through the loop you have just loosened...
...and tighten! It should create a knot. Try to align the knot to the middle. Remember: knot it tightly!
Here's an additional pic. If you don't knot it tightly, it will fall apart when you loosen your fingers. Go ahead and loosen your fingers, VERY carefully.
Adjust & ta-da! If you'd like to know how to put this on a bracelet, read further. (Although you might want to for tips on cutting and trimming).
Go back to Step 9. Once you have weaved through the small gap between your fingers, add the bracelet to the strand just weaved. Carry through from Step 9 (the only difference is the bracelet there).
Add the bracelet through just like that. Push it further up (it'll just be easier to tie). Weave the strand through the loop (like before).
It should look like this from the back.
Just like in Step 12, tie the knot firmly.
Move the bracelet so that it is at the back of the knot, (or in front of your hand).
That's the front of the bow.
Now we're going to tie a second knot to secure it. Adjust before proceeding.
Move the two strands so that one is on the INSIDE of the bracelet (like the left strand in the pic) and the other on the outside.
Tie a knot like usual.
Now to trim: pinch the strand down the middle. Test this on another ribbon before cutting, just to familiarise yourself.
Cut at an angle like so. Tilting the scissors towards your hand (I'm right handed and held the ribbon with my left).
It should look like that.
Burn the edges to prevent tearing. Do this with caution! The shape can easily be lost with over burning (Shown in the pic).
The finished product ☺.
It looks huge 'cos I have tiny wrists! 😫 If you get stuck, comment & request a video. Remember to check out my Instagram @ctfd and request tutorials on there. Thanks to all my followers, I adore you!
- 1.0 Bracelet (I used a pearl)
- 1.0 Lighter
- 30.0cm Ribbon (it's best to use a double sided ribbon)