I was ask by Jane how I make my bows lay so nice without being twisted. She saw the bow on my package ornament in my last post. So here goes nothing. I am going to try to explain how I do it with these pictures.
Hold the ribbon with the shortest end tail to your right with your thumb and index finger. The ribbon is laying in the palm of my hand.
Fold the ribbon back to the right, under the tail end.
Bring the longer tail up behind the loop which is being held with your thumb and index finger of your right hand.
Now bring it over to the front. Keeping the ribbon as flat as you can.
Now tuck it through the space where your index finger is holding the ribbon loop. Slide out your index finger and grab the loop flat and pull it through.
Adjust the size of the loops. To tighten the bow pull the front side of the right hand loop. This will make the bow lie flat. You can keep adjusting the loops till you get them the size you want them.
Now trim the tails the length you want them and you have a simple bow.
I hope this is of some help to you. It will take some practice but you can do it. Just keep the ribbon flat when you are working with it.