printed bottle caps fabric tape http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/categories/rhine-stone-flat-back-title-sm.jpg stripe ribbon mini bows 7/8" saddle stitch grosgrain ribbon crochet headband trim

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 05-08-2012, 05:11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 100
Default Making korkers

So I have a lot of random ribbon and I wAs thinking of making korkers. But I have a question regarding baking them. Do u have to dampen the rowels or anything before putting them in the oven. I'm terrified of something setting on fire. Any tips would be great. Thank you
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/large/portrait-editing-ads-700.jpg
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-08-2012, 05:16
BareNakedCleaners's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 465
Default Re: Making korkers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Salina's Accessories View Post
So I have a lot of random ribbon and I wAs thinking of making korkers. But I have a question regarding baking them. Do u have to dampen the rowels or anything before putting them in the oven. I'm terrified of something setting on fire. Any tips would be great. Thank you

I dont wet the dowel rods. You are baking them at a lower temp....they wont combust. Just wrap the ribbon tightly around the rod, secure it (I use a small piece of wire at each end)...spray the, heavily with spray starch and bake at 250 for roughly 20 minutes. take out and allow to cool completely before unwrapping (I spray mine a second time and let them dry completely too before taking them off the dowel.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-08-2012, 10:47
showers7x3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: council bluffs, IA
Posts: 75
Default Re: Making korkers

I was terrifed of this as well. I use wooded clothes pins to hold my my ribbon to the dowel, wrap tightly. Then I run them under water and stick them in the oven at 275 for 25 minutes. Then I wait for them to cool, un wrap them cut them to my desired length, heat seal the ends, bound them together, and then spray them with fabric striffener then hang them upside down to dry so it says puffy. I use about 25-30 pieces in mine.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-08-2012, 11:02
Tess9737's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,168
Default Re: Making korkers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Salina's Accessories View Post
So I have a lot of random ribbon and I wAs thinking of making korkers. But I have a question regarding baking them. Do u have to dampen the rowels or anything before putting them in the oven. I'm terrified of something setting on fire. Any tips would be great. Thank you
No dampening needed. I usually starch them after I bake them, but I don't wet them first.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2012, 11:38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 119
Default Re: Making korkers

I do 13 min at 300, dry ribbon, but with the convection fan on. Not sure how much difference that makes. I don't starch at all. I bought some of the lightly starched ones from RABOM once and hated them. Tossed them all out.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2012, 03:27
elysasmommy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 619
Default Re: Making korkers

I don't wet mine. I spray w startch and bake em at 275 for 35 mins. Let them cool completely and remove from rod. Then after I make the korker bow I spray it w stiffen stuff to make it extra stiff ( I dont like the flimsy ones) . Hth
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2012, 05:46
BareNakedCleaners's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 465
Default Re: Making korkers

Quote:
Originally Posted by barleymom View Post
I do 13 min at 300, dry ribbon, but with the convection fan on. Not sure how much difference that makes. I don't starch at all. I bought some of the lightly starched ones from RABOM once and hated them. Tossed them all out.

Dont they come uncurled?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2012, 05:47
BareNakedCleaners's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 465
Default Re: Making korkers

Quote:
Originally Posted by showers7x3 View Post
I was terrifed of this as well. I use wooded clothes pins to hold my my ribbon to the dowel, wrap tightly. Then I run them under water and stick them in the oven at 275 for 25 minutes. Then I wait for them to cool, un wrap them cut them to my desired length, heat seal the ends, bound them together, and then spray them with fabric striffener then hang them upside down to dry so it says puffy. I use about 25-30 pieces in mine.

Thanks for the hanging them upside down tip, I will have to try that!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2012, 05:58
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 119
Default Re: Making korkers

Quote:
Originally Posted by BareNakedCleaners View Post
Dont they come uncurled?
Nope. I had some that I made for my daughter when she was young and 10 yrs later when some nieces came along, they inherited them and they were only slightly looser. She had also shoved one into her jacket (or maybe pants) pocket and I ended up washing it without knowing it and found it when I took the clothes out of the washer. I air dried it and it was just fine. If you use 100% polyester ribbon, it should hold its curl although some of the cheap spools end up with incorrect info on them. I've bought some only to find out they were actually nylon or something else (acetate? rayon? not sure).
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-17-2012, 05:50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 189
Default Re: Making korkers

I've never had a problem. I worried about this the first time I made korker ribbon too, but I never dampened them at all. I've made tons since, they're so much fun! I also don't starch mine and they stand up just fine. I think as long as you've baked them long enough and are using quality ribbon they should be good.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Reply

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



http://www.hipgirlclips.com/affiliate_alt_ads/jewelboxballerina-800.jpg

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger