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Old 01-19-2013, 12:27
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Question Surround Loops Math?

Is there a magical formula for figuring out how much ribbon you need for your surround loops? I'm using the Bowdabra to do my bows, so I'm not sure if I need the same length of ribbon as I would use if I was freehanding a boutique bow or not.

Ideally what I'm trying to do is like a boutique bow, a surround loop, then a smaller basic or boutique bow on top.

Ideally I would like to be able to see all 3 prints. The one tutorial I found, it looks like you can't really see the bottom ribbon, which I would like to be able to do.

ETA-I bought 1.5 in, 5/8 and 3/8 ribbons

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:16
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Is there a magical formula for figuring out how much ribbon you need for your surround loops? I'm using the Bowdabra to do my bows, so I'm not sure if I need the same length of ribbon as I would use if I was freehanding a boutique bow or not.

Ideally what I'm trying to do is like a boutique bow, a surround loop, then a smaller basic or boutique bow on top.

Ideally I would like to be able to see all 3 prints. The one tutorial I found, it looks like you can't really see the bottom ribbon, which I would like to be able to do.

ETA-I bought 1.5 in, 5/8 and 3/8 ribbons
I have not used Bowdabra yet, but I think there is no such magical formula. I had a formula for surround bows when I started to make bows but it turned out that I do not like the way it looks. Now I use far less ribbon for it coz I like when it nearly touches the upper bow.Most things like that depends on personal preference so what I would do is experiment until you find the right size. I always use the "ugly" colored ribbons that I bought earlier in ribbon packs. So it does not make me feel I am wasting my nice ribbons.
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Default Re: Surround Loops Math?

Well I used the tutorial on this site for the surround loop bows and cut my ribbon at 14" (since that is the amount of ribbon I used for my boutique bow) and it ended up way too small

I did get the bow shoved into the surround loops, but it still looks too small to me.
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just build the surrounds on to the bow = ) its hard for me atleast to do 3 layers.. its just my preference to do one.. HTH happy tuesday
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I'm assuming you mean gluing the surrounds to the bow while doing the surround loops. I'm afraid I would mess it up!
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I usually cut the ribbon for my surrounds 1" longer the ribbon for my top bow.
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