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Old 07-23-2008, 09:14
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Okay, so I am a korker failure. How hard can it be to make a orker bow?? So, I threaded a needle with upholstry thread and one by one put them all on the needle and then tried to bring thread around to tighten. It did not look right?? I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I am selling bowsso I need to make sure no ribbon will be able to be pulled out. Any help would be so appreciated!!! Step by step, what do you do???
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Okay, so I am a korker failure. How hard can it be to make a orker bow?? So, I threaded a needle with upholstry thread and one by one put them all on the needle and then tried to bring thread around to tighten. It did not look right?? I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I am selling bowsso I need to make sure no ribbon will be able to be pulled out. Any help would be so appreciated!!! Step by step, what do you do???
Thanks so much. You girls are always a wealth of knowledge.
Lisa in Oakdale,CA

ok not sure if this is what you mean by bring thread around but if you mean you threaded it once or twice then wrapped the thread around the bow, thats probably why. Don't do that, thread it through about 6 or 8 times for durability, then i stitch through the center top or bottom doesn't matter, over and over int he same spot just knotting it with the already threaded section. Then I dab a small drop of hot glue on it. There ya go and you don't lose any. If you wrap it around it tends to bend and pull them away.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:58
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I will try that. Wrapping around may have caused my difficulty? I am using 12 3" pieces, 3 ea of 4 different colors.
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you need a KORKER BOX this thing is AWESOME!
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I have the box too and it is awesome but i still hand sew alot of mine.
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You might want to try using about twice that many pieces ~ or even more. I prefer sewing because you know they won't be pulled apart!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:33
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I sew mine just like mknusta described, and I use about 30 3 inch pieces.
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To make a round korker ball you need about 25-30 pieces. Lay them out and tie them with a piece of elastic cord http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/images/elastic1.jpg.
Then take your needle and sew them together for security.
I also have the korker box and LOVE it!
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I don't know about you, but when I sewed my first one, I sewed at the ends of the korked piece instead of the middle and I couldn't figure out why it looked weird. Is that the problem maybe??
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I made a korker for granddaughter this morning-I like to make them but ??? do ya'll wait until you do the bow to seal the ends? I tried using fray-check but i would lose my place..lol
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