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Old 06-07-2008, 07:40
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Default How to crease bitty bows

I am trying to make a mini boutique bow out of 3/8 ribbon. It's about 2 inches, a little bigger than the aligator clip. I managed to get 1 made that I liked the fold/crease. But now I can't duplicate it. I have spent over an hour trying to get it to crease right and i just cant get it. I cannot waste this much time on 1 bitty bow.
So how do you do them? Do I need to go and buy a sally's clip? will it even hold that little of ribbon? I know about the gator bite, but not sure if I want to go and spend $20 on that.
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I use a needle and thread to weave through the middle and when I pull it tight my crease is usually the same it took me a while to figure that out too I was using wire and couldn't get my crease right either but the needle and thread helped hth!!
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I stitch too, on any bow that needs creased.
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Could someone show a picture please?
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I use a needle and thread to weave through the middle and when I pull it tight my crease is usually the same it took me a while to figure that out too I was using wire and couldn't get my crease right either but the needle and thread helped hth!!
That's what I do too!
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Yep! I also use a needle and thread to weave wright through the middle! Here is a pic on how to do it! HTH

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needle and thread here too!
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I use my gator bite for everything. It gets tricky sometimes on bows that small, but it still does the job and I found that I dont' have to have it lined up exactly to make the crease in the middle so that makes it go much faster.
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I usually use needle and thread for my creases, but I have found another way for the tiny bows. I just use a two prong alligator clip and use it just like I would the Sally clip. The middle goes in between the two prongs and you tie it up with elastic thread. It works and is the perfect size.
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