Korker Ribbon

The first step in making korker bows is korker ribbon. Now you may buy this on the net or you can make it.

What you will need:
Ribbon 1/4 or 3/8" size ribbon
1/4"  wooden dowel rods (you can buy these at your local craft store or Wal-Mart. I would start with 4 or 5. You will need to cut them in half so you can get them in your oven).
starch
wooden clothespins
foil
oven


Take your ribbon and clip it on your rod using your clothespin.

Then wrap the ribbon in a spiral down the rod.The tighter you rap the tighter the curl will be. Do not over lap the ribbon, try to leave the same amount of space each time, this makes the curl more even looking. When you get to the end cut it and clip with another clothespin. (At first this may seem hard but the more you make the easier they are to wrap).

Cover a cookie sheet with foil. Pre heat your oven to 275 . Spray your ribbon with starch and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 min .

When done baking let the ribbon cool all the way then gently slide it off the dowel and now you have korker ribbon!!


Korker Hair Bow


What you will need:
korker ribbon
needle and thread
ruler
scissors
glue gun
clippie (single prong clip)


The first thing you want to do is cut your korker ribbon in 2 1/2 to 3"  pieces try to get them the same size. When you get them all cut heat seal every ribbon end (Heat sealing).


I put my bows together by sewing them with a needle and thread.  There are eaiser ways to put them together but they hold up better if done this way. Take each piece and run it through your needle one at a time.  When doing this put the needle through the middle of each piece making sure you do not pull the pieces  all the way through. Just to the bottom of the needle and stack the pieces on top of each other. When you have done this to all of your ribbon pull the thread through all of the ribbon.

Keep holding on to the ribbon and don't let go because you need to work your thread back through the ribbon pieces in the same center that you started with. Go back through quite a few times.


Now at this point your bow will look like puff ball you can either leave it like this or if you can add a  center piece.  If you want to leave it in a ball tie off your thread. 

 

 If you want to add a center piece rap your thread around and around the middle of the bow several times then tie off the thread now we will add our middle piece (How to add Middle Pieces / Attach to clip).


Now you will add your clip. I always use a lined clip (How to Line a Clip) if I leave it the bow in a ball.  This is just so there is something extra to hold the clip on the bow.  Just put as much glue as you can on your lined clip and smash it to the middle of the back where you want it.  Pull your curls apart and add a little glue in the middle of your bow to keep your little girl from pulling it apart.

 

Now you can fluff and shape your bow.  I cut any stray pieces that do not look right and prun the bow up.  Remember to heat seal your ribbon every time you cut a piece. Now when you got it where you want spray it with starch and let it dry.

 


You can make these with one or more colors.  You can even make these to stack. You can also combine these in with the other bows to add extra flair.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

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