Learn how to Make a Pew Bow with Sandy and Jane from Afloral.com.
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Hi! I’m Sandy with Afloral. And today we’ll going to make pew bows. These are the illusive bows that go all the way down isle at your wedding. We’re going to use a wide number 40 white satin ribbon for this bows for demonstration, but you can use any kind of ribbon. And to start, we’re going to scrunch ribbon in between my forefinger and thumb. If this is too much for you to hang on to, you can use more than two fingers. And we’re going to make a small loop on the top and we’re going to scrunch that in. You’ll notice I never change hands, always keeping the ribbon in one hand. And bring that ribbon up, each loop it will be opposite and scrunch that in.
Now, we need to make it a half a twist, so that the same side of the ribbon is out, you the satin inside out, not the flat side, and make another loop. This one is just make a little bit bigger than the first one. On the bottom, I have it twist and a lot bigger to that loop, scrunch that in. Another half a twist, a loop on the top, these are all similar in size, but you’ll notice a half a twist the loops on the bottom, keep getting longer. This will look very lovely on the pew. Half a twist each time, one more loop at the top and then half a twist and leave that tail nice and long.
Now, we’re going to wrap a whiter right around the center. I have an 18 inch 24 gauge wire, pull it to the back side and twist very tightly. It’s important that you twist your wire tight so you don’t let the lose slip through the wire. You’ll notice that this bow is a long narrow bow like your pew ends and this will be beautiful on the pews. Let’s try it again.
This time I’m try it with a thinner ribbon. Just to give you a different look. Again, start with the streamer or the tail, make a loop on the top, scrunch it in, make a loop on the bottom, scrunch that in, half a twist, so that the shiny side is out, another loop on the top. These loops are the same size or similar maybe just a little bit bigger. But on the bottom a loop that’s much longer, scrunch that in, a half a twist, a loop on the top, again similar in size on the top, half a twist but much longer at the bottom. Each time you make a loop and half a twist, the loops on the top can be just a little bigger but half a twist the loops on the bottom need to be quite a bit bigger, half a twist, another loop at the top, half a twist, a last loop on the bottom.
At this point, you’ll take your wire. Again, I’d like to use the 18 inch, bring it to the backside and twist very tightly. And this looks quite nice. It’s a little bit narrower and it gives you a little different look. And one last piece, and this is using tool. This will work very nicely if you have a tool dressed or tooling in any of your corsages or your bouquets. It’s a little bit softer look but we’re going to use the same technique, small loops on the top, bigger loops on the bottom, small loops on the top, bigger loops on the bottom. Again, take your wire, wrap it around the center, pull it to the backside and twist it tightly. And when you’re done with the tool bow, we have to flop it out a little bit because this is a nice wide piece of tooling, and you can buy this by the roll in this whip which is perfect for your pew decorations, maybe putting around the base of your cake. And there’s a nice soft look. Good luck with your pew bows.