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Old 07-12-2009, 05:17
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Even with doing a thinner 8, my bows never end up perky. I just want to make a really cute layered bow!!


Did you try to starch and blow dry them before you tie them?
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:24
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sorry to jump in here but i want to learn these too and i was wondering about the starch so do you dir your ribbon in the starch before you start or what?? lol im new too
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:36
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When you have your bow on the sally clip right before you tie it off with string, try starching it with heavy starch, blow dry it on high for 5 seconds the blow dry it on low for another ten seconds but be sure to blow dry it close because if you blow dry it away from the bow it moves around then when the bow is a little hard tie it off.--Thats the way I do it, I will try to get a pic to show you how the finish bow looks. I been making them all week because I just got the hang of doing them. I had lots of problems like they would just be flat.

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sorry to jump in here but i want to learn these too and i was wondering about the starch so do you dir your ribbon in the starch before you start or what?? lol im new too

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Did you try to starch and blow dry them before you tie them?
No, but I actually just made the perfect little bow!!!! I am so excited!
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:42
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YAY see, practice practice and you will get it.......
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:30
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Here is a pic of mine.

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I have been playing around with it, and think I about have the technique down. I just have a couple of questions:

Is it easier to use 7/8" ribbon when doing this, or 1 1/2"?

Also, in the 8th and 9th picture (on the tutorial link), the bow looks different, in the first picture, it's the loops that are folded over, but in the second picture the bow is making an X? Is it because she flipped it over?

I'm almost there, hopefully I will get it tonight!

Serena - Your bows are beautiful! I hope mine will look half as good as yours do.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:26
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I have been playing around with it, and think I about have the technique down. I just have a couple of questions:

Is it easier to use 7/8" ribbon when doing this, or 1 1/2"?

Also, in the 8th and 9th picture (on the tutorial link), the bow looks different, in the first picture, it's the loops that are folded over, but in the second picture the bow is making an X? Is it because she flipped it over?

I'm almost there, hopefully I will get it tonight!

Serena - Your bows are beautiful! I hope mine will look half as good as yours do.

Yes she flips the bow over, the pic with the x is the front of the bow. I have better luck with 1.5" ribbon then 7/8". I still trying to get the hang out it with 7/8" and 3/8" ribbon. Good luck.
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I think it is easier to practice with 7/8 inch ribbon and make them smaller, I find the 2.5-3 inch ones to be the easiest for practice
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Hey Ladies!
Just popping in here to add a few comments...

One thing that could affect the perkiness of your loops is the quality of your ribbon. Some grosgrains are really whimpy and limp and it makes it harder for the loops to stand up.

I totally agree about making a skinny figure 8. That is the best way to get full loops. But in the end, it's all about getting a perfect crease that makes your loops perky and the ideal twisted boutique.

For me, it's easiest to do the figure 8 method and then hold the center with a salon clip. Then I flip it over and sew on the right side. If you can get three even stitches you should get a perfect crease. (IMO, if you tie yours you can't always guarantee an even crease...but that could totally just be because I have always sewn mine and I'm sure others who tie theirs get great results too).

Some swear by the templates, but I've had great luck with the figure 8...just lots and lots and lots of practice....and I still end up pulling the stitches out sometimes and starting over.

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