Figure 8 Bows

How to Make Bows for Gift Bouquets

Total time: 9 minutes

Learn how to make a figure 8 bows for gift bouquets using different types of ribbons including: rustic hessian, opulent wired velvet ribbon and natural raffia.

Top tip: You can use different types of materials to create the bows for your gift work, wreaths and designs.

This lesson covers how to construct bows. In this lesson, you will learn how to construct the design from start to finish. The tutor, Debbie will demonstrate how to make the design, along with top tips on construction, storage and fixings.

Find the materials required for this style of arrangement below:

1 roll of Hessian Cut edge
1 roll of Raffia (black)
1 pair ofSharp Pair of Scissors
1 roll of Wired Velvet Burgundy


  1. Belinda Dormer on 08/06/2022 at 11:33 am

    Was the velvet ribboned ,wired velvet ribbon please?

    • Laura Kenny on 09/06/2022 at 4:12 pm

      Hello Belinda, thank you for your comment. Yes, the velvet ribbon is wired on this occasion.

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