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Old 09-01-2010, 07:01
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Default Re: CHEER BOW HELP NEEDED!! (Stiffening advice)

Originally Posted by Cheer Girl View Post
So Last year for Nationals my school team bought these super cute TEXAS SIZED bows and the whole team loved them!! so this year our coach decided to buy all of our bows as TEXAS Sized, but we didn't buy them from the same place. These bows ended up just being poorly made, GIANT, FLOPPY, and flat out UGLY versions of our old bows!! So I'm thinking about cutting the tails and stiffening my bow but it is already made and I have never stiffened a bow before. Is it possible to do with a "finished" bow? if so HOw?? if not, should I tear my bow apart and re-make it after stiffening it?
Does your bow contain sequin material or metallic spandex fabric? If so, I would not recommend stiffening it as it is. I may be best to pull it apart, stiffen the grosgrain and then remake the bow. If it is only made of plain grosgrain, you can stiffen it using hairspray (I use Aussie Instant Freeze). No baking necessary. You may need to respray from time to time, but I have found that the Aussie work great.


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