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How to tie the perfect bow

September 25, 2016

How to tie the perfect bow

Want to tie the perfect bow for your Sweet Lily Flutter Sleeve tops and your Sweet Lily Sash Bow Shorties? - Just follow these steps below for the perfect bow every time!

 

Step 1: Lay both ties straight down and ensure that they are nice and flat and not crinkled.

Step 2: Lay the left tie over the top of the right tie.

Step 3: With that same left tie, tuck it under the right tie and bring it up. Pull both ties slightly so you get a firm "loop" where the left tie has gone over the right and then up and behind it.

 Step 4: Now you need to form a loop with that left tie. It is very important to make sure that the loop comes towards you as seen in this photo above.

Step 5: Now, take that right tie that was hanging down and bring it up and behind the loop you just made.

Step 6: Now fold a small section of that right tie to form a loop and start to push it through. You will be pushing the loop through the bottom half of the left loop that you made earlier.  The easiest way to do this is to start by poking the new little loop you just made through while still holing onto the left loop. Then when you have enough of the loop through so that it wont all just fall apart, then move that left tie so that it is now on top of the new loop, and then continue to pull the new loop through.

 

Step 7: You can see the bow is starting to take shape! Now, pull the bow firmly so that the knot in the middle tightens. Then you want to hold onto the knot firmly while pulling out the hanging ties, one at a time (but not completely, just enough so that each loop will become smaller and then you can pull the loop back out again to tighten the knot).. Then pull the loops of the bows out a little more, and keep repeating this until you have good size bows and a tight knot in the middle.

 

Step 8: Thtat's It! Admire your beautiful bows on your Sweet Lily handmade outfits ladies!

 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really hope that some of you found this useful. Remember, this technique also works best for your sash bow shorties! Please let me know in the comments below what you thought of this tutorial and I look forward to seeing some of your "Pefect Bow" photos soon!

Sandra xx

 





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