30% Off Store Wide
80% Off

Elastic For Headbands
Trims & Embellishments
80% Off--Hair Flowers 
80% Off--Hair Flowers
70% Off Ribbon Items
70% Off Ribbon Items
hipgirl hardware
60% Off--Hardware
80% Off--Hair Flowers 
70% Off--DIY Bows & Flowers
50% Off--Stretch Headbands
50% Off--Stretch Headbands
60% Off--Tulle
80% Off--Tulle

60% Off--Felt
80% Off--Felt
70% Off--Crochet Hats
70% Off--Crochet Hats
50% Off--Crochet Headbands
50% Off--Crochet Headbands



Go Back   Hip Girl Boutique Free Hair Bow Instructions--Learn how to make hairbows and hair clips, FREE! > Ribbon and Bows > How to make...

How to make... Hairbows, hair clips, bottlecaps, ribbon shirts, flip flop...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 11:18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 265
Question Really?? bows being too poofy??

I am ready to bang my head up against a wall! I am trying to make some big ol southern belle bows. I take great pride in my bows being nice and "poofy". Well I have been informed that they are too poofy. It seems that what my customers are wanting are more flat, spread out, floppy kind of bows? I guess what it comes down to is that my bows need to be more of a spread out X shape. Sounds easy enough, right? I'll be darned if I can't figure it out. Anyone have any tips on how to make those huge southern bows that take up half the side of the girls head?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults
HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults.
HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 11:25
blended6's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: san marcos tx
Posts: 1,286
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Can you show a pic of yours?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 11:43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 265
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Ok, lets see if I did this correctly....

The bottom bow is how I do mine normally. The top bow is what I have played around and came up with. I still think it looks blah, but perhaps it's because it's not what I am use to???
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bows.jpg (89.4 KB, 337 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 11:48
Angelabeau's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Houston TX area
Posts: 816
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Maybe they're looking for something like this. http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/in...ducts_id=11626
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2012, 11:56
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 265
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Angela, I wish that was it but unfortunately it isn't. I have seen a picture of the bows they are wanting from a lady they bought from in the past. I just can't figure it out. I will see if I can find something similar and post a link if that is acceptable.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 12:04
Angelabeau's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Houston TX area
Posts: 816
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Quote:
Originally Posted by rainbowbrite View Post
Angela, I wish that was it but unfortunately it isn't. I have seen a picture of the bows they are wanting from a lady they bought from in the past. I just can't figure it out. I will see if I can find something similar and post a link if that is acceptable.
Hmmm...I'd love to see a pic! I'm curious now. lol
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 09:44
pinklady's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,381
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Are these the style?

http://www.bittybumboutique.com/sobobiggihab.html

I'm in Ms and I see tons of bows like these.
__________________
www.booroosbowtique.etsy.com
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 09:52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,100
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

I'm in TN and the bows I see are a large, loose TBB that are not starched or bakes, so they are very floppy. I think it is a TTB just with a couple of extra inches added to the ribbon. I work in an all girls school and I see a ton of these!
__________________
Retail site: www.zibbet.com/RedThreadBows

Wholesale site: http://www.zibbet.com/TheCraftCorner
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 12:53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 265
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Hi ladies! Thanks so much for the response. I found a picture online (does not belong to me) of how the hairbow would look sitting on the side of the head. From the picture you can see how the loops are closer together on the sides...not spread out as much.


I hope this link works.


http://o-sewpretty.com/images/view.a...Id=820&index=0

Last edited by rainbowbrite; 03-23-2012 at 12:54. Reason: link not working???
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2012, 02:23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Downsville, LA.
Posts: 276
Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

I am having the same problem. I think they are hand folded & well I do not do that so well. Mine are turning out like yours.... I use a 8" template & 40" of 2.5" ribbon. I think I am going to try maybe a 9" template & see how that works.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/large/portrait-editing-ads-700.jpg
Reply

Tags
big, flat, floppy, huge, southern

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Pendant Satin Large Star Flowers Acrylic Rhinestone Disney Bottle Caps 2pc Flatback Resin--Ballet Shoes Hairbows & Hair Clips 1pc Hip Girl Hair Bow Clips--Pink Ballet Shoes 1pc 5.5' Camelia Hair Flower--Hot Pink http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/medium/cherry-blossom-ads.jpg 6pc Large Silk Fairy Hair Flowers--Combo

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger