Korker Bows Tutorial Part 2

Here I will show you how to make the cute popular Korker Bows.

You'll need Korker Ribbon, Scissors, needle, thread, a lighter (or candle) and a clip.
First, measure your korker ribbon. Cut in 2" segments for a small korker bow. 3" for medium and 4" for large. The ribbon should be 12" long. So you'll get 6-2" pieces out of one or 4-3" pieces or 3-4" pieces.
(For one small korker bow you'll need 12-2" pieces of korker ribbon. You can use less pieces if you don't have as many, but it won't be as full.) 
Cut all your ribbon to the desired size.

Next, with a lighter or a candle, heat seal both ends of each piece of korker ribbon. (Don't actually put the ribbon in the flame. It will "seal" just being near the flame.)

Lay out your ribbon in the order or the pattern that you'll want it in the bow. 

Next, thread a needle with whatever color of thread you'd like to use. (Preferably a coordinating color). Tie the knot at about 1 1/2 to  2 inches from the end of the string.

Pick up your first ribbon color and skewer it with the needle in the center.

 Next, pick up your next color rotate as you put it on the needle.

 Continue with all Korker ribbons for bow, alternating positions of each korker piece. Be sure to keep the ribbon on the needle. Careful not to let it slide down the thread just yet.

 When all pieces are on the needle, hold ribbon pieces with your hand as you pull the string through til the knot. Then carefully poke kneedle back down through the center of all pieces towards the back and pull until tight.  You can thread back and forth through all ribbons another time to make it more secure. 
 Now use the extra 1 1/2 to 2" of thread in the back to tie together. I would tie two or three knots.
Cut off the remaining thread. Glue your clip where the string knot is.
You can use different widths of ribbon and try mixing many different colors.

The above bow is more full (12 korker pieces of 2" each.)  The bows below are less full (6 korker pieces of 2" each.)
Please feel free to comment if you have any questions or email me: littlemissclips@gmail.com
The above work is mine it is copyrighted. Please feel free to follow the instructions to create your own korker bows, but please don't copy my work, pictures, instructions as your own.

1 comment:

Becca Sharp said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!