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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo!

Have you ever tied a bow to only have one of the tails in the back and one in the front? Well I stumbled upon this great little gadget surfing the internet last week and I had to try it out. It's called Bow Easy I got it the other day and immediately I was hooked!! Perfect bows EVERY time!!!! You can do single, bows, double bows, triple bows...whatever you want. I don't know how I have lived without this thing! :) With this bow easy you can make bows in the following sizes: 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4", 2 3/8", and 2 3/4"


Step 1: hold the bow easy in your hand with the size you want to make closer to you. Hold the bow easy and one end of the ribbon securely between your thumb and pointer. (see photo)

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Step 2: Wrap the ribbon around the template so that the tails will cross over each other on the top. (see photo)

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Step 3: Pull the tail that is crossing over the top through the middle so you forming a loop. (see photo)

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Step 4: Pull the tail back around and through the loop. (see photo)

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Step 5: Tighten the bow by pulling on both tails (see photo)

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Step 6: This is the back view of the bow after your are finished, still on the template

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Step 7: Pull the bow off of the template and trim ends to your liking.

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If you want to make a double bow, repeat step #2 again before moving on to step #3. If you want to make a triple bow, repeat step #2 once again before moving on to step 3.

I don't have particular card with this tutorial because EVERY single bow I make is done with this!

5 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Printables category today (look for timestamp: [24 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Rae Anne said...

OK, stupid question Tanya, but why are there three prongs on each side if you're only using two? The bows look so excellent!!! :D

Tanya said...

The third prong is so that you can make a bigger bow :)

Melissa S. said...

Tanya, this is great I auctually understand what you are doing. Great tutorial. Thank you

Rose said...

thank you so much!! i bought my bow easy months ago and never could figure it out :( but with your photos and instructions i am going to try it again :)