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Old 06-06-2013, 11:36
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Default Twisted bow help!!!

OMG I am so freaking frustrated! I have watched a thousand videos, a thousand pictures i've looked at and I cant do it. I use the figure 8 method and the bow looks amazing and just like a twisted bow and then i try and crease it ((((

I've tried to use thread, the salon clip, folding it by hand nothing! ((((

PLEASE HELP BEFORE I THROW ALL MY SUPPLIES AWAY AND CALL IT QUITS!
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:49
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Default Re: Twisted bow help!!!

Could you post a pic of the bow you have made?
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Agree...we need to see a picture so we can give pointers.
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I feel your pain. I can't make them either and have done everything you have.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:54
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Never be afraid to tug and pull the bow to make it the shape you want. If you are trying to make lets say bigger bows with 5/8" ribbon it's going to be harder to make those loops stay how you want. I started the same way and now I can make 1" twisted boutique bows with 1/4" ribbon. It takes practice.

Here is my first hair bows versus now. Sorry for the bad pictures. 5 years later and I still think I need to improve
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I was the same way. Don't give up!! I can tell the difference from when I first started to now and the more you do them the better you get at it.
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Default Re: Twisted bow help!!!

Take a long dress needle and weave it through the center so it will have three humps when you pinch it. Then clip it with a Sally's clip and then take thread and tie it off. This is the only way I can get good clean creases.
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Here is two pictures! Go easy on me lol
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oops only posted one
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Ok...they aren't "twisted" enough. You really want to make a large X with the tops of the ribbon. If the loops aren't spread out enough it won't be a true twisted boutique. Don't be afraid to really widen the loops and when you are finished sewing it and have your knot made put your fingers in the loops and give it a hard tug. This will help make the shape.
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