Thank you so much! I have another problem, sorta. My friend showed me a bow from a website that she liked. The price was $4.95 each. I'm making the bow exactly like the one in the picture but without sequins and she wants me to match the price. I guess for a friend I don't mind doing it so I can get my name/bow out there for people to see but that price seems a little low to me. Especially , considering the time and extra work you need to put in it. I feel like I should go up a few extra dollars seeing as though they will not have to pay any shipping. I guess its a personal decision but $4.95 is a deal
Originally Posted by bstimpert
Too funny Nicole - I actually took samples with everything fused and the teams only want the loops fused and the tails loose so they'll bounce with the girls.
Hi Shelley -
I am using heat and bond this year for just the loops in most of the bows. I like that the loops are firm and the cheerleaders around here prefer the tails loose. Heat and bond is available at the sewing section of your walmart - joann's etc. It's better to buy by the yard and cut into strips. I use a rotary cutter, mat and ruler to cut the strips.
The sheer gold may not bond well and depending on the type of material it may crease badly. Metallic can be hard to work with!
I did end up purchasing the $5 instructions from No Bow No Go over the winter even though I'd been making cheer bows a while. I liked some of her tips and definitely worth the $5.
I would do a bow with just tacking the loops and one bonded and see which you like better or your customer will like. They are the ones that you will need to make sure with!