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Bow Tutorial by The-Cosplay-Scion Bow Tutorial by The-Cosplay-Scion
Alrighty guys, this is still the same tutorial it always was (for those of you who had this faved, or those of you who have happened to look at this before) I just reorganised it so it is a little easier to follow (as well as adding a tiny bit more information about making more complicated bows down at the bottom there)

This is the method I use to make bows. The finished product looks like this and
Also an example of a snowflake or flower bow (mentioned at the bottom) can be seen here

I came up with this method, though it is pretty straightforward, so I am sure I'm not the only one who has figured out bows this way.
I wrote out this entire tutorial myself, including making all those little drawings. So if you wish to repost this somewhere please ask me first.

If anyone had any questions feel free to ask ^^ Iím always so happy to help people whenever I can!

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:iconmythraill:
Mythraill Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Student Artist
this helped alot!
i finally made a bow for my preddy puppet, 
as soon as he's finished i will show you X3
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:iconneketti:
Neketti Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Used this for the back bow of my  Jadesprite Cosplay it was a GREAT help, thank you very much!
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:iconmochifairy:
MochiFairy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
This is an awesome tutorial I'll be using it for a costume of mine soon :D thanks for posting this! ^^
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cupcakekitten20 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Can you remake this? The font is hard to read ): ^^;
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I certainly can! :) 
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:iconcupcakekitten20:
cupcakekitten20 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
:iconthankssomuchplz:
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:iconfantasytwilight:
FantasyTwilight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This thing saved me a meltdown over a project....trying to turn a MLP figure into Sailor Chibi Moon from Sailor Moon
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Awe I am so glad this was able to help you out!
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LadyLuca87 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Used it. I think it turned out well.
[link]
Didn't follow the steps to the T, but I'm happy with it. Thank you for this tutorial, it led me in the right direction.
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Majikku-Tejina Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Photographer
:D
Just used this to make a bow for my cosplay. Will link a picture once I get one :)
Thanks!
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Wonderful! I greatly look forwards to seeing it ^^
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:iconkirschu:
Kirschu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
This tutorial is very neat =D :heart: :+fav:
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:iconhoru-chan:
Horu-chan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm kinda confused here, do you only put the interfacing on the large (tube) part of the bow? Or do you put them in the small tube(s) too?

I'm a newbie at sewing, and I'm making this for my lolita. I'm curious to know, since I want to add lace at the loopy parts of the big bow and the ends of the tails, should I sew on the lace before I make the bow or could I sew them on at the end? Which would be easier? And what would be the best fold to do for a lolita bow?

Thanks~
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Artisan Crafter
you only need to interface the large part of the bow. As for sewing on ribbon I would certainly suggest doing that before you assemble it. It will be much easier to do before the bow is all put together. I would also suggest doing a mountain fold for a lolita bow ^^

Hope that helps!
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:iconhoru-chan:
Horu-chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you that does help! It helps a lot! :heart:
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:iconhirdael:
Hirdael Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
thaaaank you!!!!!!!!
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:iconsarlyneart:
SarlyneART Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yessssssssssss! Now I can make a Doctor Who Cosplay! :icondoctorthumbsupplz:
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:iconsewkawaii:
SewKawaii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you! :D I used it to make this bow [link]
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:iconkaixtomiko:
KaixTomiko Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
YAY! I CAN NOW DO MY COSPLAY UNIFORM! THANKS YOU! =D
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:iconscte3:
SCTE3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Loved it. X3

Even though I have never cosplayed before. =[
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:iconmallenroh001:
Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
yay bows. . . I'm a huge sucker for pretty ribbon lol
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:iconeresgyaru420:
EresGyaru420 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
thanks so much for putting this together and sharing! It will be a big help!
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:iconmieldavon:
MielDAvon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a great tutorial. thanks!
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:iconstillvisions:
stillvisions Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I'm pretty sure I'm not needing to make bows any time soon, but faving for reference just in case :)
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:iconazureh:
azureh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thanks for the Tutorial :D
My bows usually somehow come out lopsided so I'll use this tutorial, hopefully they'll come out better xD
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Oh I hope so!
Best of luck with your bow making ^^
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:iconmechamarin:
MechaMarin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i believe this we will be help for my cosplay. Thank you for making it!
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010   Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
I am glad it can be helpful ^^
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usak0u Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
nice^^!
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Yuukacos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
thanks so much this helps so much ^^
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!!!
I'm glad to know it's helpful :3
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horsegirl2000148 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful tutorial! Thank you for posting this- I will definitely keep this in mind if I do any cosplays with big bows. =P
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
I love being able to help people out ^^
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:iconalyssa-is-on-crack:
alyssa-is-on-crack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
I made a little hair bow with this.
When the bow was complete I just slipped a hair pin on the back of the middle tube.

This was really helpful. Thanks a lot c:
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Oh wow!
I'm so glad this could be helpful ^^
And you are very welcome
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CardcaptorKatara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry I'm confused, what kind of tube are you talking about? *Noob at sewing sorry*
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Once you make the first seam in the fabric along the edge the piece of fabric becomes a tube ^^
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:iconcardcaptorkatara:
CardcaptorKatara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh okay thank you ^_^
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome ^^
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:iconinesu-sama:
Inesu-sama Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Ohhh cool :D
I'll waiting for bow pics ^^
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I should have them soon hopefully ^^
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:iconburni-diru-noh:
Burni-Diru-Noh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Re-do the formatting of the steps a little more and it should be easier to read. other than that, it's very useful!
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The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Yeah..
I wish I had done it in photoshop so I could have messed around with the placing of things. :(
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nekomata091 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Ooohhh~! How cool ^.^
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:iconthe-cosplay-scion:
The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^^
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nekomata091 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^.^
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