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Old 11-07-2008, 10:54
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Well, I have a show comming up shortly (don't we all) and thought I'd try something new. I'm trying my hand at pony-o's since everyone seems to have luck selling them. I have been cutting and sewing ribbon for hours now, but only completed these 4. Please tell me if I'm doing them correctly, as I'd hate to continue on if I'm not!!!
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I'm making them with 6-10 ribbon at 16 inches length. I'm adding satin, organza and grosgrain, all different widths. I'm slightly overlapping the ribbon and sewing them with a machine. I then scrunch (for lack of a better word) and wrap the extra thread around them. Then, I'm gluing them to the band, then gluing them again with the center ribbon (wrapped around the band)
Am I leaving anything out?
Any suggestions for them to look better?
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:16
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I love them great job. I love your color combinations too.
Thanks!! I've got some great ones for my lighter colored ones, but they aren't completed yet... (I want to be sure I'm making them correctly first)
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They look good! The ribbon combos looks good.

One thing I do differently sometimes is to make a knot for the center ribbon. I have alao sometimes put a button or another embellishment on the center ribbon.

I do actually sew the ribbon bunch to the pony-o since I already have the thread and needle going from gathering the ribbon.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:35
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Frankly, I think these are a big pain! I use 4 7/8 ribbons and 3 3/8 ribbons, hand sew in the middle, then essentially "wrap around a pony holder and sew again, then french knot around it all. I charge $9 a piece--probably because I hate doing them so much! And actually, they sell! Go figure!

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They look good! The ribbon combos looks good.

One thing I do differently sometimes is to make a knot for the center ribbon. I have alao sometimes put a button or another embellishment on the center ribbon.

I do actually sew the ribbon bunch to the pony-o since I already have the thread and needle going from gathering the ribbon.
I was thinking of adding some embelishments to the more plain ones. Thanks so much for the advice!

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Frankly, I think these are a big pain! I use 4 7/8 ribbons and 3 3/8 ribbons, hand sew in the middle, then essentially "wrap around a pony holder and sew again, then french knot around it all. I charge $9 a piece--probably because I hate doing them so much! And actually, they sell! Go figure!

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I think korkers are a pain! These are just time consuming..LOL $9 a piece? WTG!!!

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Listen, sister, I think korkers are a pain, too!!!! For those, I get $8 a pop! Perhaps higher prices to discourage buyers--but its not working! Ugh!


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Listen, sister, I think korkers are a pain, too!!!! For those, I get $8 a pop! Perhaps higher prices to discourage buyers--but its not working! Ugh!


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LOL... I won't even make the korkers anymore! Where I live, people won't pay for quality, they want cheap. So not worth my time on korkers.
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I hear ya...but from what I've seen and heard, people are attending craft shows more frequently (in this economy) and spending $ (particularly on items in our price points)--maybe give it another shot? Or, better yet, buy korkers wholesale from another Hip Girl and then you avoid the annoying-ness of having to make them yourself!

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i think you did a good job.. instid of gluing the ribbon to the pony o its best to sew it, then wrap the thread around a few times and tie off. oh yes they are a pain.. it took me 10 days to make 20 of them. each day i did something like first cut and measured ribbon then put the ribbon in color combos i wanted, next day took fabri tac and glued the ribbon in the order i wanted it, next day sewed them by hand, and blah blah the list goes on. i need to get a wood burner and a desk for my sewing machine!! i think it will be less time consuming if i have those things on hand lol.
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i think you did a good job.. instid of gluing the ribbon to the pony o its best to sew it, then wrap the thread around a few times and tie off. oh yes they are a pain.. it took me 10 days to make 20 of them. each day i did something like first cut and measured ribbon then put the ribbon in color combos i wanted, next day took fabri tac and glued the ribbon in the order i wanted it, next day sewed them by hand, and blah blah the list goes on. i need to get a wood burner and a desk for my sewing machine!! i think it will be less time consuming if i have those things on hand lol.
I think I will sew it, under everyone advice! Thanks for the compliment. I need a woodburner as well, and my daughters desk doubles as my sewing space, so I have only a few square inches to work with!
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