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Old 05-04-2011, 09:08
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Default Re: bows stiff??

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Originally Posted by coleandtannersmom View Post
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.

Thank you!

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!
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