Begin with about 12” of ribbon. Make two loops, hold one in each hand (I'm only using one hand because my other hand was taking the picture -- but you use two hands -- trust me, it's much easier that way).
Fold the right loop down and through the center opening that was formed by crossing the two loops. don't pull tight, not yet!
you pass the right loop through the opening, the bow will flip so it will look like you're working on it upside down (actually at this point, I guess you are working on it upside down).
Once you get it all adjusted, slowly pull it tight. Do this slowly and you may need to do some more adjusting as you tighten it.
Now, this may be the most important step of all. Turn the bow over. What you find on the back will probably (at least 90% of the time) look better than the front that you were working on. Don't ask me why. It defies logic. But I've found that the back side usually looks nicer and the ends lay better. Don't fight it, don't question it ... just go with it!
And that’s how you tie a perfect bow! Attach to your project with Pop Up Glue Dots or Crystal Effects and enjoy! Click HEREfor a one-page, printable PDF of this tutorial!
Enjoy and Happy Stamping (and bow-tying)!