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Old 07-31-2009, 06:32
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I'm just starting to learn how to make bows. What type of bow would be easy to start with? I just need something very basic that I can learn with, then I figured I could grow from there.
Any suggestions for a bow type? I've tried the "basic zig zag", but it just doesn't look quite right.
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I'm just starting to learn how to make bows. What type of bow would be easy to start with? I just need something very basic that I can learn with, then I figured I could grow from there.
Any suggestions for a bow type? I've tried the "basic zig zag", but it just doesn't look quite right.


go to www.girlythingbows.com they have instructions on different bows. I would start with a basic boutique bow. Very simple, easy to make. It make look odd at first, but you may have the back, or you may need to fluff the bow!! Good luck, HTH!!
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I would start with a basic boutique bow. Very simple, easy to make. It make look odd at first, but you may have the back, or you may need to fluff the bow!!

That's what I'm asking. Which bow do I start with?

What does it mean to "have the back"? and "fluff"? How do I do that?
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What does it mean to "have the back"? and "fluff"? How do I do that?
which one are you looking at and I could help
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which one are you looking at and I could help
I was referring to post #2. I didn't understand what she meant.


I could post a picture of my bow, but it's so pathetic I don't want to be laughed at! *lol*
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I was referring to post #2. I didn't understand what she meant.


I could post a picture of my bow, but it's so pathetic I don't want to be laughed at! *lol*
Ok she meant that you might be looking at the BACK of the bow rather than the front.

She meant that you might need to tug at the ribbon to FLUFF it a bit
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I was referring to post #2. I didn't understand what she meant.


I could post a picture of my bow, but it's so pathetic I don't want to be laughed at! *lol*

The term "boutique bow" refers to a certain bow, altough everyone's terminology is always slightly different and some people use the term "boutique bow" when actually referring to a "twisted boutique bow".

Here is a basic boutique bow, which is what I'm guessing she was referring to:

http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/in...roducts_id=398

When she said, "have the back", I believe she meant if it doesn't look right then turn it over b/c you might be looking at the back and not the front. And "fluff" means to fluff the bow, as in, manipulate the loops by pulling, twisting and scrunching them until they look like they should. Here is how to fluff a twisted boutique bow: http://www.girlythingsbows.com/fluff_a_bow.html

These instructions for a pinwheel bow are what I started with:

http://www.girlythingsbows.com/pinwheel_bow.html
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Dont feel bad, I am too nervous to post pics yet also. All the pics I have seen posted look so good and everytime I try to practice, mine look crazy! Im still going at it though. I guess we just have to keep practicing. Good Luck!!
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I would start with the pinwheel bow. It was by far the easiest for me and where I started. Once you get used to manipulating that style then I would try the basic boutique bow and then grow from there. Good Luck!!
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