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Old 04-23-2009, 08:38
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Default Re: rag bows

I did a Google search and found a few ideas to prevent fraying.

-Cut fabric on the bias (diagonal)
-spray edges with hairspray or fray check (not sure about staining lighter colors)

I like the idea of the "vintage feel" in some cases, but for the times I don't want fraying I'm going to try to figure something out.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:19
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Default Re: rag bows

I sprayed with starch, hung it upside down to dry, separated the strips by twisting a bit so they wouldn't 'nest' together, then repeated everything one more time. Now that the bow is totally dry, I have been rubbing it, tugging on it, etc., and there is no fraying. That could be just the fabric I used, or it could be the spray starch helped prevent fraying.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:23
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Default Re: rag bows

Great tips ladies thanks
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:16
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Default Re: rag bows

Originally Posted by mothermayi View Post
I got the tutorial. It's the first one I've ever broke down and paid for!

I am very pleased with the tut-In the past, google has been my friend. Now though, my fourth baby is walking and I just don't have the time to spend figuring things out! In this case, the money was well worth the time and frustration that she is saving me.

Plus, she's a real sweetheart-I really feel like she wants us to be successful mastering her technique.
Which tutorial is it?
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:59
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Default Re: rag bows

This one:


I think it is $15 on her etsy site.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:59
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Default Re: rag bows

Jesseka, that bow is beautiful...I liked how you used the fabric with the korker. Great combination of materials for a very cute bow. I need to try that out! Yes, I would agree too that the rag bows are probably easy to make similar to a korker bow.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:26
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I need to make these. My mom sews around two outfits a day. I would love to make this bow to match the clothes. I bought an instruction for a hairbow like this wondering if I could use the same directions.
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