Tuxedo Bow

This tuxedo bow, whether rendered in grosgrain, satin, or velvet ribbon, bespeaks tailored elegance.

Photo: Eugenie Verdel

The Tools

  • Ribbon
  • Fabric glue
Anna Williams


Fold the ends of a piece of ribbon in toward the center, overlapping them; secure with fabric glue, and let dry. Flatten at center and glue to secure. Wrap a second piece of ribbon around loops at the center, gluing at back of bow.


Adjust the loops to the desired fullness. To add tails, cut notches in both ends of a length of ribbon slightly longer than the bow. Then, glue the bow on at center.

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