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Old 01-12-2008, 04:50
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Hi all! I am Lily and new here! (love it by the way!)

I have been making hair bows for about 4 months now and, well, am getting better. I am so stumped though. I try so hard to get my bows fluffy. I LOVE the bows on this ladies site?
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I love the headband below on her website and have tried so hard to get mine fluffy like it, but no luck.


Also the picture of the older girl on her home page, I just can't get mine like that. Does anyone else have trouble getting fluffy (non flat) bows? maybe it just takes time?

But I CANNOT get them like this for the life of me. How can I get my bows this fluffy and perky. I have no idea what I am doing wrong? Mine always end up flat! I even bought many bows from her website to "check them out" LOL! Maybe one day I will get mearly half as good as her bows look!

Any help on how to get that poofy, fluffy look would be so appreciated!

Lily
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:54
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wish I could help, I have read putting more of a twist on each loop can make them fluffier but no luck here. Good luck
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what width ribbon are you using?
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1.5" mostly...
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it's kinda hard to explain, but...when you are making your bow, rather than having it look like an "x" it needs to look more like a "t" or a cross, so to speak...does that make sense? Plus, you gotta have stiffner!
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Hmm, I think I understand. Do you happen to have a picture?
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Exactly what she said. You want the angle of the bow to be more of a 90 degree then a 45. Makes them perky!
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Ok, thanks! I will give it a try!
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Another great way to get the fluffy perky loops is to stuff tissues or toilet paper in the loops to expand them a little arrange your bow and loops how you want them then spray with stiffener and let dry. Once compleatly dry take out the tissues and your loops should be full and fluffy.
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Awesome idea Jeana, thanks for the tip
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