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How to make an organza wedding bow

Updated February 21, 2017

Organza ribbon is a beautiful ribbon that is appropriate for all wedding bows. They work well when decorating the pews or seats at the ceremony. They are beautiful on corsages and in bridesmaids and the bridal bouquet. You can make a set of matching bows for a decoration for the doors of the church. Organza ribbon bows can be used on the cake knife and in various areas at the reception -- almost anywhere you need an elegant organza bow.

Cut a 25 to 35 cm (10 to 14 inch) piece of organza ribbon. Tie a single loose knot in the centre. Set aside.

Pick up the end of the organza ribbon. Measure 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 inches) up from the end and pinch the ribbon between your thumb and forefinger.

Make a loop with your free hand about 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 inches) wide. Pinch and hold between your thumb and forefinger.

Twist the ribbon at the pinched point and make a loop opposite the first loop. Pinch and hold.

Continue twisting and forming loops until you have a series of eight loops.

Pick up the knotted piece of organza ribbon. Drape it over the bow you are still holding in your hand. Arrange the knot at the centre of the bow.

Turn the bow over and pull the tails of the knotted piece up at each side.

Firmly tie the two tails to secure the centre of the bow. Double knot for added security.

Cut the four tails of the bow at a slant or in a V notch.

Tip

If this is your first attempt at tying bows, consider practicing with a less expensive ribbon before using your wedding organza ribbon. If this is a pew bow, tie a thick ponytail cloth covered elastic into the back when securing the bow. This can be placed over some pew ends or a pew bouquet holder.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 m (4 yards) organza ribbon per bow
  • Scissors
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About the Author

Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.