For the inexperienced in bow-making there is no better plan than to copy

many different styles of bows, using either tissue paper or cheap

cambric, as ribbons are ruined by being made over too many times.

Bow-making is sometimes quite difficult for an amateur, while for some

students of millinery it is very easy, but any one with patience may

become quite expert in time.

Cut the tissue paper or cambric th
exact width of the ribbon which is

to be used. In this way the exact amount of ribbon may be determined,

as well as the length of each loop. If a stiff, smart-looking bow is to

be made, fold the ribbon in loops before pleating. If a soft-looking or

puffy, fat-looking bow is desired, pleat the ribbon singly before

making the loops. The soft bow is often used for children's hats. After

the desired number of loops is made, wind a strong thread around the

center and over this wrap the remaining end of ribbon around the center

several times until the center is filled up sufficiently to look well.