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Old 09-07-2008, 04:44
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I'm getting so frustrated. I was so excited that it was in the mailbox yesterday and I'm trying to make bows with it today and I can't do it. I can hand fold them better so I feel like I wasted my money on this. I'm very aggrivated. I was hoping this would help me, not hinder me.

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I just received my TOTTS package and I'm not to found of the bow maker either which is why I haven't tried it but IMO the instructions themselves and the dvd were worth the cost.

But after using the brilliant bowmaker I'm satisfied with that
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Have you tried using the totts bow maker along with the videos?
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yes, I'm doing it along with the video and they still look like crap. The instructions are great, but I wouldn't have paid $37 for just the instructions.
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i got it and am very happy with them!

glad you found the other system to work for you!
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When using your wood dowel bow maker do you take the bow off before sewing it or do you sew it while it's still on the maker? I have found that I have to leave it on there, because as soon as I take it off, the loops "slip" and it doesn't look too good. I know her instructions say to take it off and re-adjust, but I haven't figured out to do that without my whole bow falling apart. Hopefully what I just said makes some kind of sense, LOL.
Though I will also say that a few of the style bows I make I find I do a lot better doing them by hand, I think because I like having complete control over the loops
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I was taking them off but maybe I'll try keeping them on there. I'm not giving up just yet, but I'm going to do them by hand for now until I feel unaggrivated. LOL
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Would you like to try this method?

1. After you have wrapped your ribbon round the bow maker, clip the centre with your sally clip or gator-bite.
2. REMOVE THE DOWELS instead of removing your ribbon from the dowels. This prevents your loops from shifting.
3. Tie off the middle.

I do it this way and my basic bows are pretty ok. I still handtwist my boutique bows as they are easier than with the bow maker. :becky:

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I'm not too fond of the wooden maker either, I have had it for a good while and still have trouble with it. I'll just stick to doing it by hand.
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The pink bow with the monogrammed button in my etsy shop was done with the totts wooden maker. I think they turned out great, and are alot more even than me doing them by hand. I left my bow on the wooden dowels while I tied it off with thread. I wrapped my thread around it several times but not super tight. I gave it enough slack so I could adjust the loops but everything stayed in place. Hope this helps you
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