Tuesday Tutorial: How to Tie a Bow

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Stuff,Making Tutes

In less than one minute, you can learn how to tie a beautiful bow! Happy tying!


1 Amanda N December 7, 2010 at 8:03 am

ok, seriously, why did i not know this before?! Thank you for the video! now my tails wont look so wonky! Thanks! :D

2 Kelsey December 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

It’s more comfortable for me to hold the loop in my right hand, but that makes an upside down bow. I guess I need to practice using my left hand anyway…glad this helps!

3 Amanda N December 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

i always have tied it around the front and that makes it look weird, but i’ve been ok with it. ;)
I’ve been so frustrated getting the bows to look “just right” on packages.

are you a lefty? that’d be difficult to use my right hand…

I think I might have seen you at walmart in cedar hills on black friday at like midnight….totally not stalking you though! I was hold up at the pillowpet sleeping bag thingies and thought i saw you.

4 Barbara H. December 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

Thank you! It’s sad that after 50 years I still have trouble with this! the visual helped.

5 Kelsey December 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

Amanda, I was totally there on Friday night! You should have said something, that would have been fun. Next time don’t be shy! Did you get what you were after??

6 Laura December 9, 2010 at 8:09 am

Kelsey, I have been a professional dressmaker for 30+ years, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to write out directions for a client on how to tie a “perfect” bow (just like yours). Turns out, it takes a tenth of the time to do it on a video! You did a great job making it quick, and easy to follow. Mind if I refer future clients to your video for a how-to?

7 Kelsey December 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

I would love for you to refer people to my video! Feel free to embed it in your own website(s), etc.


8 Amanda N December 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

I totally should have! I just didn’t to make you run screaming the other way! ;)
I did score the helicopters for my boys! And, I saw the crazy fight over the zhu zhu pets. wow!

9 Amber L. December 17, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Thanks for the video! I’ve always had a hard time tying cute bows.

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