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Old 06-08-2008, 06:17
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Is there a rule of thumb for us newbies that tells us what length to cut a piece of ribbon to make bows, (e.g.)

2" Bow - what length when using

1-1/2" wide ribbon
7/8" wide ribbon
5/8" wide ribbon
3/8" wide ribbon

3" Bow - ditto
4" Bow - ditto
5" Bow - ditto

What about how long to cut the ribbon for spikes?

2" Bow - what length when using
1-1/2" wide ribbon
7/8" wide ribbon
5/8" wide ribbon
3/8" wide ribbon

3" Bow - ditto
4" Bow - ditto
5" Bow - ditto

What about loops?

2" Bow - what length when using
1-1/2" wide ribbon
7/8" wide ribbon
5/8" wide ribbon
3/8" wide ribbon

3" Bow - ditto
4" Bow - ditto
5" Bow - ditto

This is my frustration every time. Not knowing how long to cut the ribbon

I've wasted more ribbon (well not actually wasted - I save everything that I don't use - within reason of course).

I did to a search, but didn't find much info, there was a mention about a Ribbon Recipe forum, but can't find that either.

I appreciate any help
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:31
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I hv no idea for all that you've listed but maybe this should get you started . We all make trials and errors... =)

Tutus, Bows More Boutique/Butterfly bow instructions
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:24
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Default Re: Ribbon Lengths ???

Thank You Cynthia, I've copied down that info, which helps tremendously.

I also FINALLY found some of the other info in the forum. (I knew it was here). I has mispelled lengths in my post - so my search wasn't showing up. I misplaced the info on my hardrive, in my quest to gain info so I could make bows for my grandaughter and my fur babies, that's why I was asking again. Trying to get organized here with all my info.

Here's what I found for boutique bows - to consolidate the info in one place for the newbies:

From Cynthia Tutus, Bows More Boutique/Butterfly bow instructions


1.5" Ribbon

4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon

7/8" ribbon

3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon

5/8" Ribbon

2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon

From BellaLuPretties
https://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-...nght-reqd.html 2nd post

2" bow 17" using 5/8 ribbon
2.5" bow 19" using 7/8
3" bow 24" using 7/8
4" bow 29" using 1.5"

I leave 1.5" tail on my bows

From Ldelzer
https://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-...nght-reqd.html 5th post

18 inch 7/8
24 inch 1.5
30 inch 1.5
12 inches for 3/8 tiny bows.


From Lynn
https://hipgirlclips.com/forums/clev...w-you-saw.html

Bottom of first page - lots of info for stacking bows.

Thank you ladies for sharing your knowledge. It is greatly appreciated.
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thank you!! Regina you just made my life easier!..

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I definitely needed something like this
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That is a big help! Thanks Regina for doing that!
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Okay, but what I have been wanting to know FOREVER is the "recipe" for how to make a boutique layered bow using 3/8th ribbon..........................??? ANYONE????
I love those surround a bows/layered bows, etc. And really love the small ones that only use 3/8th. Just have no idea where to start.
Any help would be sooo appreciated!!
(and sorry to take over your post, but it is a length question!! LOL)
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Great info, thanks!!
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I use different sized ribbon depending on the size of the bow I want I find it works better for me.
4 in bow- 1.5 ribbon, 23 in length
3 in bow - 7/8 ribbon, 19 in length
2 in bow - 5/8 ribbon (preferred) 15 length, but I also used 3/8 and 7/8. 3/8 is more for the tiny tiny bitty bows though. Those are my measurments for the way i make pinwheels, or basic or boutique bows.
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Originally Posted by jakey1028 View Post
I use different sized ribbon depending on the size of the bow I want I find it works better for me.
4 in bow- 1.5 ribbon, 23 in length
3 in bow - 7/8 ribbon, 19 in length
2 in bow - 5/8 ribbon (preferred) 15 length, but I also used 3/8 and 7/8. 3/8 is more for the tiny tiny bitty bows though. Those are my measurments for the way i make pinwheels, or basic or boutique bows.
Thank you for the additional info, it's always good to know what works well for other people.
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