How to Make a Perfect Bow

How To Make A Perfect Bow | On Sutton Place

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most rewarding. Who would have thought a person could get such total enjoyment from a bow? Seriously…I promise you will be absolutely delighted if you whip one of these up. Here’s how to make a perfect bow…in less than 10 minutes.

Update: The bow in the image above was made with this ribbon.

When I made my grain sack bow I was not able to use the stapler for the last step. The layers of fabric were too thick and I jammed my stapler. So I used a needle and embroidery floss and put a couple of stitches in it to hold it all together.

Obviously you don’t have to use burlap ribbon.  Any kind will work but I recommend 4 in. wired ribbon so the bow doesn’t flop. Also, my measurements for the 2 longer pieces are totally random. You can make your bow any size under the sun.

If you make one and don’t mind…please send me a picture. I would love to see what you created!

The Perfect Bow

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  1. Teri says

    Have always wanted to know how to make one of these bows … and with your exceptionally clear instructions I’m all set to go now! Love your step-by-step pictures … not an easy thing to do and you’ve done it very well!