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Old 04-23-2009, 01:31
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I have been trying to make different boutique bows for the past week . . . I know practice makes perfect, BUT I am having a difficult time making the loops look like boutique bows -- you know, starchy, crisp and flipped-out . . . they just look flat . . .
anyone know what I am doing wrong?
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Hi, not sure i can help with this sort of bow but are you stiffening them?

I put dowels through the loops and spray with extra hold hair spray then blast with the hairdryer and this makes them stiff and crisp.. i tried starching and baking them in the oven but this discoloured my ribbon.. anyway, not sure if this would work on this sort of bow but thats how i get my double looped bows to stay upright and not flop!
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I spray mine with starch after I'm done. I make a bunch of them, lay them out on a piece of cardboard and spray.

To make your loops try changing the angle of your x. The narrower your x the closer your loops with be and the more they will stand up
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Default Re: frustrated with bow loops!

Do you have a picture of your bows you could post, that might help you get more replies and suggestion.
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I would try the TOTTS or TNT bow makers. TOTTS is by ribbon retreat.com.
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I will try the hairspray & dryer!
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Folding is also a big deal when it comes to nice loops, and the "x" mentioned before.
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