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Old 07-13-2009, 02:32
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Default Re: Help with the Boutique Bow

Originally Posted by historybelle View Post
I tried it again this morning with stiffer ribbon in the 1.5" size. Let me know what you guys think.

I also fluffed it up more, and added some starch and blow dried it. I think I am starting to get the hang of this bow, and I couldn't have done it without everyone's help! Thank you again, so much!
What length are you using? I use 24" for 1.5" ribbon. The correct length and the correct angles are what makes or breaks a twisted boutique. Also, if you want to try the way I do it : the pin method and I pin it to the armrest of my couch so the angles are pinched down and stay better. I do it just like this, only I separate my loops farther than she does. I make the fronts go almost straight up and down so it turns out like this:
Shelley's Bow School Base Bow.jpg
This is 24" of 1.5" Grosgrain using the pin method.
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