Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Beginner Bow Tying Tips

 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  If I could only work with one kind of ribbon for the rest of my life, I think it would have to be Seam Binding Ribbon.  Not only does it come in a rainbow of colors, but it ties the softest, prettiest bows!  Just look at the Baby Pink cloud of seam binding ribbon peeking out from flower cluster on this sweet birthday card. 

Whenever I'm asked for advice on tying pretty bows, I recommend two things: seam binding ribbon  and the Bow-it-All Tool.  Seam binding ribbon is the perfect ribbon to use when you are learning how to tie pretty bows.  First of all, it is not slippery, which makes it easy to handle.  Secondly, it is not bulky, which makes it easy to tie a nice, snug knot.  The tighter the knot in a bow, the more "poufy" and full the bow will be.  

The Bow-it-All Tool is like having an extra pair of helping hands.  It takes about an hour to get comfortable with it, so don't give up if your first attempt is less than perfect.  Try watching the tutorials on the RRR YouTube Channel.  Bonnie does a great job of breaking down the steps and explaining how the tool works.  Then you just need to practice, practice, practice.  Before you know it, you'll be turning out fluffy, poufy beautiful bows like a pro.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Nice write up Kathy - I have the Bow it All and use it now and then and yes the videos are great! Lovely card with all the layout items!

  2. So agree with you Kathy!! Your card is gorgeous!


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