How to make ribbon bow? 8 tips to make a 5 inch hair bow. Step 1. Tools and materials Step 2. Make bow knot Step 3. Cut 4 cm width ribbon by slanting cut and heat sealed. Keep the ribbon span 5 inch and make a across as tip 3. Step 4. Folding the ribbon as tip 5 and adjust into tip 6 Step 5. Use the thread sewing like tip 7 to make a bow Step 6. Sewing the bow knot on the bow and add elastic band, clips or headband.