| | Re: help heat sealing ribbons
If you're just starting out & want to try a few, and have a lighter I'd go that way at least for now. I really like using the wood burner now that I've gotten the hang of it, because it saves a step. With the lighter, you want to carefully & quickly run the lighter back & forth along the edge of the ribbon until it is smooth. Be careful, and practice on some scrap ribbon before you try to do it on a piece you can't part with. I caught a few on fire, and severely warped the shape of the cut on a few others before I got better at it. Good luck, and enjoy making bows!