| | Re: How much time to make a bow using templates vs. free hand?
Well, I got the templates to learn how to do the less popular bows, but it did save me time in the folding of the twisted. I also can't imagine it being any faster for the pinwheel. When I was measuring out where to fold the bows and stuff freehand it seemed like it took so much longer than it does with the template. For example, I was actually timing myself the other day when I was making some twisted bows and I was pumping them out in 3 minutes--the folding, twisting, and sewing--that means if you add the time I use to line a clip and to glue everything on it would take like 6 min. Shoot, to me, a minute is a minute. When you're trying to pump out bows every minute counts because they all add up!