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How To Make A Cheer Bow

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Learn to make a Cheerleader Style Hair Bow with Grosgrain Ribbon, Sequin Fabric and other Cheer Bow Making Tools.



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Supplies Needed:

  • 28” – 3” Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 4” – 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Elastic Pony Tail Holder
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Wood Burner
  • Plastic Template Material
  • Zip Tie
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Step 1:

Cut your ribbon to 28” long. You can adjust this length to add longer tails or bigger loops. Typically, you will not need more than 32” of ribbon. Fold your ribbon in half to leave a visible crease as the center or make a small mark.
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Step 2:

The plastic template material I’m using is 7-1/2” wide. Make a center mark in the plastic. Lay your ribbon under the template material and line up the center mark of the ribbon and the template material.
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Step 3:

Wrap both tails of the ribbon around the front of the template material angled downward as shown in the picture.
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Step 4:

Hold the ribbon firmly in the center and slide the template material out of the ribbon.
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Step 5:

Keeping a firm grasp on the center, work the middle back and forth a few times to create “mountains and valleys” in the ribbon.
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Step 6:

While holding the center crease, place the plastic zip tie around the center and close it half way. Make sure you close it far enough to hold the crease you just created, but not so much that you can’t make adjustments. Check your loops and tails and make sure it all looks even. You can still make minor adjustments. If you mess up, clip the zip tie and start over at step 2.
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Step 7:

Align the closure at the back of the bow. Pull the zip tie closed as tight as you can. Trim the extra length of zip tie.
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Step 8:

Hot glue the elastic pony tail holder to the back of the bow.
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Step 9:

Knot the 4” long piece of 5/8” ribbon in the middle. Glue the knot to the center of the bow.
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Step 10:

Wrap the side pieces of the center ribbon to the back and trim any extra. Leave enough to wrap around and glue around the pony tail holder.
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Your bow is complete!


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The Supplies Used In This Video Are Available In Our "Cheer Bow Supply" Section.
Laura Gilbert
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