And I stumbled on this video!
You can get to the written out, photo tutorial here:
This was exactly what I was looking for! The best part, was that the ends of the ribbon do not show, so when you melt the ends, it's not a big deal if the ribbon turns black from the flame. I had that issue with my last bows and it took me FOREVER to get all those ends sealed.
With this set, I purchased the 1.5" ribbon as a lot on EBAY
I also purchased a similar lot from the same seller for 1/4" ribbon to use for the center. I saved A LOT of money vs. getting each color from the craft store. With 1 yard of ribbon, I could make two bows in each color, and that was perfect for me! The price comes out to be $.18 per bow. 18 CENTS! What a deal.
I also use alligator clips from Sally Beauty Supply. I was always disappointed in quality when I bought in bulk on ETSY. I love these clips! (they don't have them on their website, but I always find them there when I go into the store)
Anyway, I followed the tutorial and with my ribbon purchase I was able to make 50 new bows for my girls in beautiful colors!
It took me a few days to make all the bows, so I have a second photo but I think I grabbed duplicates, oh well. I promise I made 50. ;)
I just LOVE the size of these bows. They are perfect for my girls and exactly what I wanted to make. So go ahead and make some!