Basic Bows Pocket Guide (Leisure Arts #56021) is a laminated foldout guide showing how to tie the most popular styles of bows. Photos and step-by-step instructions are given for the Easiest Bow Ever in two sizes, a Floral Bow, Stacked Tie Bow, Shoestring Tie Bow, Center Loop Bow, and creative combinations. There also is a guide explaining how to determine the amount of ribbon needed for any size bow, taking into account the finished diameter, the number of loops, the length of streamers, and additional length for gathering and trimming. The guide is 8.5 inches tall by 4.625 inches wide and folds out accordion-style with 12 panels of illustrated information. A 27-inch ruler and a ribbon width gauge are printed along the edges.