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Martha's Favorite Bow


This bow is foolproof. To estimate how much ribbon you'll need, loosely wrap the ribbon around the package you'll be tying; for a very large bow or long tails, allow more ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the package, and pull until it is taut.


  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Form ends into two equal loops that are long enough to overlap and work with.

  2. Step 2

    Cross the right lap over the left.

  3. Step 3

    Knot the loops by pushing right loop behind left, under, and through the hole.

  4. Step 4

    Pull the knot tight.

  5. Step 5

    Adjust the loops and tails until they are the same size. Notch the ends if desired.

Reviews (2)

  • 29 Aug, 2009

    Yeah, Where are the instructions for the pictured bows?????

  • 22 Aug, 2009

    Okay - what about how to tie the knots pictured in the photograph????