Make a triple layer ribbon bow
Make a triple layer ribbon bow with a variety of widths. You can make these bows with both grosgrain ribbon or satin ribbon.
To make this bow you will need 4 lengths of ribbon.
The lenghts you need depend on the width of ribbon you wish to use.
Measurements for 22mm grosgrain ribbon are
2 x 12cm and 2 x 7.5cm lengths
16mm grosgrain ribbon lengths are
2 x 11.5cm and 2 x 7cm
38mm grosgrain ribbon lengths are
2 x 13.5cm and 2 x 9cm
For this bow I have used 22mm grosgrain ribbon. You can seal ribbon ends with a lighter.
Take your long length the 12cm length and fold it in half then pull one side down so you have a 1cm space between the ends.
Take the short length the 7.5cm and place it at the back. It will sit 1cm longer then the ribbon in front of it. See photo below.
Use a hair clip to hold in place.
Take the short length and fold the top left corner over and down to the right bottom. Then repeat the opposite. Bring the top right corner down to the left bottom.
Take the middle layer and tuck it behind the first. Leave about 1cm between each ribbon. Repeat with the other side and again with the last layer of ribbon.
To change how the bow appears you can place the last 2 layers in from instead of behind. The other way to change this bow up is instead of doing opposite you can do the same side with both lots of ribbon and this will also change how the bow appears. See below photo.
To stitch start in the bottom corner as per the photo. Make sure to pick up all the layers including the one at the back. There will be 4 layers of ribbon to stitch through.
Thread your needle through with about 1cm spacing.
Make sure to pick up the back layer of ribbon as you go. Below is a photo of the back of the bow.
Pull on the thread and gather the ribbon.
Once you have gathered the ribbon in close check the gathers are sitting even. Then push the needle back through and tie the ribbon. I light to push it through a few time tying a knot each time.
Cut your thread and repeat with the other side.
Hot glue the two sided together and glue some 9mm grosgrain ribbon around the centre.
If you make with 38mm ribbon you will have and extra gather at the start because the ribbon is wider. I have used a dark thread so you can se it.
Below is a photo of the Tulip bow has the folds in the back and the Jade bow has the folds in the front. You can see how the bow looks different from just changing how you fold the ribbon.
Mix it up with only the first two layers done twice on each side in opposite directions.