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Old 06-10-2009, 08:33
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I have been making a few of these and can't seem to figure out the lengths I need for the ribbon. I have been winging it and working directly from the roll but I am headed on a long car trip from Chicago and Florida and would love to precut some ribbon to work on these in the car.

1.) For the military braid on a 1/2 inch plastic headband how long should the two pieces be to start?

2.) For the woven headband on a 1/2 inch plastic headband using 4 ribbons how long should each of them be to start?

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not sure about the military braid, but for the woven headbands, you need about 38-40 inches you will have an inch or 2 of extra, BUT better safe then sorry! I had my dd helping my cut ribbon for headbands, then I take them to our softball games, (i get them all ready and glue the start point) well 6 of the 15 were 2 short :*( You dont know how frustrating it is to get almost done, and be short 2 ionches of ribbon GRRRR
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not sure about the military braid, but for the woven headbands, you need about 38-40 inches you will have an inch or 2 of extra, BUT better safe then sorry! I had my dd helping my cut ribbon for headbands, then I take them to our softball games, (i get them all ready and glue the start point) well 6 of the 15 were 2 short :*( You dont know how frustrating it is to get almost done, and be short 2 ionches of ribbon GRRRR
Thanks so much I have been short also and it is a lot of work wasted I know. Anyone know about the military braid? I know the braid needs to be around 15 or so inches when finished but how long should the ribbons be to start?
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I just made a 5 inch long braid and that took 25 inches so I am going to guess about 75 inches.
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Thanks petals
Anyone else have input before I start cutting.
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I just made a 5 inch long braid and that took 25 inches so I am going to guess about 75 inches.
That's usually about how much I cut for the braid too.
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the half inch woven headband you only need about 27-29 inches of ribbon... its the 1 inch that you need 37-40 inches

hope that helps I hate waste
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I'm glad to know I am not the only one who precuts ribbon for projects on vacation!!
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1.) For the military braid on a 1/2 inch plastic headband how long should the two pieces be to start?
This website ❉ MakeBowsandMore.com ❉ Instructions for Making a Military Braid Headband says three times the length, but it depends on the width of ribbon. I wouldn't cut without testing one.
You could braid one from the spool, then undo and measure it.
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