Video Tutorial – Tie a Simple Bow with Doublesided Ribbon

Okay, I may be getting used to this video stuff now.  I spent the day running errands and the entire evening baking goodies for my family.  Two quiches and one pineapple upside down cake later I sat down to decide what to post for Thursday.  It was so much easier for me to make a video and upload than the drag the recesses of  my lethargic brain for a card.  So I have the next in the How to Tie a Bow series.  This one will require Double Sided Ribbon – it doesn’t work well with single sided ribbon because the wrong side will show – I’ll do another video showing how to use single sided ribbon.  At any rate this is very short (I’ve learned!!)

Thank you for all the kind comments this week!   I’m very blessed to have such a wonderful group to check in with me when they can.

  • JanineOctober 30, 2008 - 6:02 am

    Thanks Becca!! I love the bows you use on your work!!
    Have a fabulous day!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}October 30, 2008 - 6:32 am

    I continue to learn so much from you! I love how you tied it on with a separate piece of ribbon – and how you folded it to snip the ends so perfectly!! Thanks so much for putting this tutorial together and sharing with us!!
    hugs, JamiReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerOctober 30, 2008 - 6:51 am

    Thanks for showing us how to make your gorgeous bows, i will have to try this soon.ReplyCancel

  • AngelOctober 30, 2008 - 6:52 am

    I will be trying your bow for sure. You make the prettiest bows EVER!
    And by the way, your voice is so calming. :-)ReplyCancel

  • RitaOctober 30, 2008 - 7:01 am

    I love your work! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomOctober 30, 2008 - 7:15 am

    Becca, bless you!!! I’ve loved your bows since the first day that I came across your blog and your wonderfully creative designs! This is going to help me so much and I can’t wait for the next chapter in your wonderful bow videos!!!!


  • KarenOctober 30, 2008 - 7:21 am

    I don’t know how you do this day after day but I am grateful that you do. I would never have guessed your technique of sliding the ribbon through the bow. Perfect! Where did you find the tweezers you used? Thank you for teaching us so much.ReplyCancel

  • DesireeOctober 30, 2008 - 7:45 am

    Thank you so much, that was a great bow! I tried it now and it works :)
    From Desiree in NorwayReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayOctober 30, 2008 - 8:05 am

    Fabulouse tutorial Becca, thank you so much! Love the tip with the tweezers of pulling the ribbon through. Your bow is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • JoaniOctober 30, 2008 - 8:14 am

    Becca-Thanks for the video. I’m bow illiterate, that’s why I always knot! I’ll have to show my Mom, she has bow trouble too!

    Thanks for taking the time to show us!

  • kimOctober 30, 2008 - 8:30 am

    Very nice…………. I agree, could listen to you speak all day, so calm!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieOctober 30, 2008 - 9:02 am

    Thank you for always being willing to share your knowledge with us. You are terrific!!!! TFS

    Debbie/Phx AZReplyCancel

  • GiovanaOctober 30, 2008 - 9:05 am

    Awesome Becca!! I will give it a try.
    God bless

  • Cheryl SimsOctober 30, 2008 - 9:14 am

    You are such a natural at teaching Becca. What an excellent tutorial. Now I must try it. Thank you very, very much for taking the time to do this.
    Cheryl SimsReplyCancel

  • neenieOctober 30, 2008 - 9:45 am

    Becca, you are so clever! I love the idea of slipping a piece of ribbon through the bow to attach the bow to the card. Everytime I attempt to tie a bow onto the card the ribbon twists and turns and my “tunnel” goes awry! Your hands are so beautiful and graceful. You are truly the “Amazing Paper Grace”
    Neenie from GAReplyCancel

  • Deb CaldwellOctober 30, 2008 - 9:48 am


    Seem not to be able to view your videos. Is there any way you could download to a DVD and I could get the DVD from you. Just a thought.

    P.S. Don’t even understand how I got to this comment – purely by accident.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeOctober 30, 2008 - 10:09 am

    Great tutorial. Your bows always look so perfect. You use a different method than what I use, and I will try yours today. Love the idea of adding the length of ribbon behind the bow. Love your blog and your creativity.
    Shirley LeeReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerOctober 30, 2008 - 10:29 am

    Becca, I have tried lots of different bow techniques, but this one worked the best for me! Thank you so much for doing the video! Seeing it done really helps.


  • LavonneOctober 30, 2008 - 10:45 am

    thanks so much for sharing your tips! I’m with Joan about it’s so much easier seeing it than just reading about it or seeing step by step pictures. You do beautiful work! I’m so glad I found you.


  • Sheila RogersOctober 30, 2008 - 10:49 am

    I learn so much from you. I never thought of using the tweezer to pull another piece in the back. THANKS SO MUCH!ReplyCancel

  • JoseOctober 30, 2008 - 10:55 am

    Another great tutorial, I love all your videas and learn so much from them, Thank you


  • AnitaOctober 30, 2008 - 10:58 am

    Thanks for sharing your tips! I would’ve never thought to do two separate pieces, lol! It’s so much easier to understand it with your videos!

    What is the low tack stuff you used on the back of the cs that let you take the white piece on and off of the base so easily?ReplyCancel

  • BarbOctober 30, 2008 - 12:22 pm

    I have been admiring your bows so thank you for the excellent tutorial! I love the trick of pulling a small piece of ribbon through the back of the bow!! Much easier to get a good bow that way!ReplyCancel

  • lengowOctober 30, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    Eureca !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bravo and thanks !!!!!!!!!!

    Salute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesOctober 30, 2008 - 12:44 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I have learned some great techniques from you.


  • MaxineOctober 30, 2008 - 1:12 pm

    Thank you Becca for a wonderful tutorial – you were so clear in your instructions and did not sound flustered or hurried at all.

    God bless

  • MarciOctober 30, 2008 - 1:48 pm

    I have admired your bows since I happened on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the tweezer trick. I feel empowered now!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHOctober 30, 2008 - 1:54 pm

    Good evening, Becca – a great tutorial. I admire the use of a separate piece of ribbon on which to thread the bow – I must try that idea – it’s makes such a perfectly straight bow – thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and techniques.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideOctober 30, 2008 - 1:57 pm

    you go girl i just love your videos, get to hear your voice!! this will help me a lot. i just need all that pretty ribbon u have.

  • DianeOctober 30, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    I can’t thank you enough.
    You are so giving and generous with all
    your tips/tricks. And you are truely an inspiration
    to alot of us ladies. Bravo Becca! Bravo.


  • ElissaOctober 30, 2008 - 3:33 pm

    My downline told me about your fabulous website yesterday. I just finished looking at your last Oct. Archive card and thought that I hoped you had a tutorial on how to tie a bow. I hit “home” and there it was!! God is good!!! I have always tied knots on my cards because my bows are so lousy. But I was able to do this!! And both tails came out of the bottom of the bow! Thanks, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry107October 30, 2008 - 5:35 pm

    Awesome as usual!! I am so inspired by your work!! And I have (successfully!) tried the knot from your first great video!!!
    Do you have any suggestions for mailing these beautiful cards?? I so want to share with my famiy!! God Bless!!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)October 30, 2008 - 5:50 pm

    S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G! Becca that is the nicest bow in the world!!!!! Pulling that strip of ribbon thru the back of the bow is brilliant. So simple but just that little touch totally wowed me! Have the best day Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BeachlerOctober 30, 2008 - 8:17 pm

    Thanks for a great video. Now my friend Bonnie won’t have to tie my bows for me. LOLReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)October 30, 2008 - 10:54 pm


    Awesome video. So much easier than my pitiful method! Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

    Hugs back at ya, Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • DawnOctober 31, 2008 - 5:31 am

    Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial. You have an incredible speaking voice. Love your blog. It is really amazing.
    Dawn B.ReplyCancel

  • CharleneOctober 31, 2008 - 10:44 am

    Thanks so much for this tutorial. You have know idea how hard it is for me to tie a bow, hopefully this wil help. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • SharronOctober 31, 2008 - 2:19 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your bow tying technique.
    I love the bows you use on your projects.
    I will definitely be trying it in the future.
    Huggies to you!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.October 31, 2008 - 3:15 pm

    Wow, Beccca, your bows are always just perfect and thank you for being so gracious as to share your way to tying them. Your videos are sensational and always easy to follow!

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • DawnNovember 1, 2008 - 5:13 pm

    Another brilliant video!
    I just love the bow tying ones!


  • Marybeth LittleNovember 12, 2008 - 9:26 pm


  • Joan BrooksDecember 4, 2008 - 8:57 pm

    Becca, this bow is so lovely! I have watched it many times as I am so poor at bows. I am attempting to improve. Was wondering if the ribbon you are using is wired or not. Thanks, and, have a wonderful Christmas, JoanReplyCancel

  • DealbaidaJanuary 3, 2009 - 12:25 am

    Heavens Becca, why has it taken me so long to discover this incredible tutorial? I am seriously bow-tying-challenged but this looks simple enough even for me to succeed.

    Thanks a million and Happy New Year to you and yours.


  • TamaraAugust 23, 2009 - 3:29 pm

    I found your video “Tie a simple bow with double sided ribbon” very helpful. I had an ah ha….moment!!!ReplyCancel

  • heartofheartsNovember 28, 2009 - 10:56 am

    I enjoyed your ribbon making. Thank you very much for demo on Video.ReplyCancel

  • heartofheartsNovember 28, 2009 - 11:00 am

    Thank you for the demo of doing a bow. Very nice.ReplyCancel

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  • Nellie RoseFebruary 18, 2010 - 8:30 am

    I loved your tutorial, your bows are so, so beautiful! As well as all you cards..TFSReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenFebruary 28, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    I love the bows you have on your cards and this tutorial is terrific! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorie B.December 6, 2010 - 2:23 am

    Thank you Becca! I appreciate all that you share with us! :o)ReplyCancel