Contributor post by Danielle at Korker Krazy Being as this is a hair-bow-based blog and supply store, it is probably safe to assume that we are all familiar with the classic loops and spikes hair-bow, but why not shake things up a bit? Danielle whipped up this nautical anchor-themed bow just in time for summer, and added a couple of extra loops into the mix. I'm really partial to this bow for a couple of reasons. First of all, it breaks the mold. It seems I find that something just a little bit different is whimsical and intriguing. Second, it's loopy - very loopy. Like attracts like (enough said...)
Cut your ribbon and heat seal the ends Anchor - 18" Hot Pink - 1 (9") 2 (4.5") Royal - 1 (8") 2 (4.5")
This step is optional. I made this to help keep my ribbon even when making this bow. I used a few pieces of foam and glued them together with a sewing needle through the center.
Fold your ribbons in half and crease the centers. Place your 8" royal piece on the center of the needle.
Place your anchor ribbon through the center of the needle to make an X shape. Make sure the anchor print is facing down.
Loop your anchor ribbon around into a figure 8.
Fold your royal ribbon over and onto the needle.
Place the center of your 9" hot pink ribbon over the needle.
Flip each anchor ribbon loop over onto the needle.
Fold both sides of your hot pink ribbon over onto the needle.
Use your salon clip to hold the center of your bow and remove it from the needle.
Make a running stitch up the center of your bow.
Pull your thread tightly and wrap it around the center of your bow several times.
Now we are going to make our spikes. Fold each ribbon in half long ways and then in half up. Cut an angle at the end of each ribbon and heat seal.
Line your spikes up on your needle.
Hold the center with your salon clip and remove them from the needle.
Sew up through the center of your spikes. Wrap the center several times and tie off. Adjust your spikes to even them out a bit.
Glue your spikes on the bottom of your bow and attach your lined clip to the back.
Use your royal 3/8" ribbon to wrap the center. Tie a knot in the middle and glue it to the center of the bow.
Fluff your loops and you're all finished!