How To Tie The Excellent Bow

The proper of completion on your lingerie stitching tasks and extra, understanding the way to tie the right bow by hand is a satisfying artful talent and can end off your Iris knickers fantastically.

Taken from our Be taught to Sew Knickers’ on-line workshop, on this extract Hannah from Evie La Lùve (our Iris collaborator and workshop trainer) will take you thru the way to hand-tie a stunning satin ribbon bow and the way to connect it to your Iris knickers. Watch how within the video beneath, or alternatively observe our step-by-step directions…


The width of the ribbon you wish to use is actually as much as you. Satin ribbon is available in all kinds of widths so whether or not you desire a massive assertion bow or a dainty mini bow, this tutorial will work for all. 

For this tutorial you will want:

  • your completed Iris knickers (or your Fifi camisole, Jaimie PJs or no matter you are stitching your bow on to)
  • a size of ribbon roughly 50cm (20in), while you are practising your bows this can be a nice size to begin with, however you should utilize much less or extra when you’re completely satisfied along with your approach and chosen bow type. We’re utilizing a satin ribbon right here however different sorts (like velvet or cotton) will work too.
  • scissors to trim the ribbon and threads
  • a hand stitching needle and thread to match your mission

Let’s make some bows… 

Take a size of your ribbon, right here I am utilizing roughly 50cm (20in). Create a loop along with your ribbon by pinching the ribbon between your finger and thumb, leaving an honest size on your ribbon tails.

Take the ribbon from the again and wrap it over and round your thumb. Deliver it again round to the best facet.

With the identical piece, create one other loop and move it via the loop the place your thumb is.

In case your ribbon has a proper facet and a mistaken facet like this polka dot ribbon, you might have to twist the ribbon so you realize the best facet will present on prime. However don’t fret, have a couple of makes an attempt at tying your bow all through first so you may perceive the steps.

Pull the loop via to create your bow. Modify the loops and unfastened ends till it is the dimensions you need and the bow feels tight and safe.

Place your unfastened ribbon tail ends collectively (mistaken or proper sides collectively in case your ribbon has a visual proper facet like this polka dot one), and at your required size, trim diagonally throughout ensuring the 2 ends match. Whether or not you have got the lengthy edge or the quick fringe of your ribbon on the within or outdoors is as much as you!

Tada! You have hand-tied an ideal bow, able to sew onto your Iris knickers or no matter else you fancy.

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