Tailored Bow





This bow is usually made from a piece of ribbon which has both sides

alike, although it may be made from any ribbon. A Knox tailored bow is

made from gros-grained ribbon. Cut a small piece of buckram for a

foundation to sew the ribbon on. This should be sufficiently small so

that the ribbon will conceal it. Make two loops of equal length, letting

the ribbon lie perfectly flat. Measurements should be very exact. Sew

these loops firmly to the buckram; fold the ribbon back and forth to

make these loops without cutting. Next fold two more loops, one on each

side, one-quarter of an inch shorter and exactly on top. Sew firmly and

cut the ribbon off at the center. Fasten two short ends to the back of

the bow, allowing them to extend one-quarter of an inch and cut

diagonally. Take a short length of ribbon and pleat it once through the

center. Wrap this once around the bow and fasten at the back.



This bow is much used on sailors or any tailored hat. There are many

kinds of fancy bows brought out from season to season, but if the making

of a few styles of standard bows is mastered, others may be easily

copied.





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