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Old 05-19-2009, 01:00
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Default Ugh, boutique bows

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make a boutique bow correctly. I have tried a few different instructions and just can't seem to get it. Can anyone give me any pointers?

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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

Me neither! I make flat pinwheel bows but I can't get those adorable boutique bows either. That is why I always buy them
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:42
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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

Ladies,

Try using the butterfly folding technique. I believe the instructions are on the girlythings site. Those are the easiest I've found.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:58
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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

I attempted those instructions too. I just couldn't make it work. Maybe I'm using the wrong size of ribbon? I don't know!
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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

all i can say is pratice pratice pratice!!!
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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

Im STILL trying to get the twist down. Im using the butterfly technique since I suck at trying the others lol
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:37
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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

I used the instructions from girly things website but changed it up a bit For 3-5 inch bows I use 1 1/2 inch ribbon. and I go all the way to picture 8! I DO NOT DO the flip and scrunch thing!
At picture 8 I take my threaded needle and put it thru the middle of the bow (in the back).
MAKE SURE TO HOLD TIGHTLY and lay thread over the top then underneath and over the top again. ( dont pull tight yet)

then I hold the bow with one hand and pull straight up and wind it around a few times until I feel like it is secure and then tie it off in the back and tada...

Will work on getting a video or pictures up hope that wasnt to confusing. I have never had to explain it before
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:45
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Default Re: Ugh, boutique bows

I bought TOTTS from the ribbon retreat and it is really helpful i know it sucks to buy them but it is worth it i think at least!
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