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Old 03-28-2010, 10:22
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Default Re: Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

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Originally Posted by allyshae405 View Post
~bow measurements~
1. 3/8 grosgrain ribbon bow=12 inches makes 2” bow
2.1.5 grosgrain ribbon bow w/ tails=26’ ribbon(4”bow)
3.double bow=cut 44” ribbon
1.5" Ribbon

4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon

7/8" ribbon

3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon

5/8" Ribbon

2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
2" bow 17" using 5/8 ribbon
2.5" bow 19" using 7/8
3" bow 24" using 7/8
4" bow 29" using 1.5"

I leave 1.5" tail on my bows

1.5" Ribbon
4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon
7/8" ribbon
3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
5/8" Ribbon
2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon


18 inch 7/8
24 inch 1.5
30 inch 1.5
12 inches for 3/8 tiny bows.

sorry so long!Most of those measurements are from this forum.I have a help guide I keep all sorts of information in.HTH
Wow, thank you!! I do have some figure out - like I don't measure for pinwheels but use my fingers or bowmaker and I know that 16" of 1.5 gets me the 3.5" boutique bow without twists that I use for the base of my one style. I tried to use the hair-hardware measurements, but they seem to make like 5" bows instead of 3"...or something!!

Anyway, I do prefer to do free-hand. I don't have any templates - and don't really want to buy any. So, if there are any more ladies who would like to share, I would love more measurements...Thanks!!
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