Originally Posted by coleandtannersmom
WOW, your bows are BEAUTIFUL.
I'm just curious though how do you get them to hold shape if you don't use any stiffener? I also use stiffen stuff or whatever it is called from Micheals, it says it's non toxic. I was thinking of trying to bake them though.
I don't make huge bows most of mine are about 3.5" 4". I fold them making sure the loops are full and then sew the centres, as long as you pull the thread tight enough the loops stay perky I don't use wire as I can't get enough tension, I just shape them and they stay.
I don't clip the centre before I sew as again I lose the tension, its just fold, hold and sew at the same time, pull, wrap the tread around the bow three times and your done!