October 12, 2010

Martha Stewart is my Boo - How to tie the perfect Bow

Courtesy of a friend of my husband's, I received dozens of old MS magazines.  My favourite feature is "Good Things" and I am looking at the Apr/May 1992  issue, devoted to 15 years of Good Things (holy cow, Batman, that's a LOT of good things!)

Martha's Favorite Bow
Perfectly suited to wire-edge or stiff ribbons that hold their shape (taffeta, organdy, or grosgrain), Martha's favorite bow is charming when freestanding -- sewn to a bridesmaid's sash or attached to the side of a pew -- or as a wrapping for favor boxes; you'll need at least twelve inches of ribbon just for the bow. If wrapping a box, first tie a left-over-right half-knot.
Martha's Favorite Bow How-To
1. Shape two evenly sized loops, one in each side of the ribbon.
2. Cross right loop over left one.
3. Knot loops by threading right loop behind left one, under, and up through the hole; make sure ribbon is not twisted or bunched.
4. Pull loops into a smooth knot. Adjust loops; trim tails to be slightly longer than loops.

Robi tested, Robi approved:)

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Three Perfect Bows 

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