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Old 11-18-2009, 12:36
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Default 5" Boutique bow using a thinner ribbon ?

I am making a 5" boutique bow for a friend however the ribbon she wants is hobby lobby ribbon and its a thinner print ribbon. I was going to use a matching cream ribbon on the inside to give the bow more thickness and hopefully for it to hold its shape better. I have starched this ribbon before also but I still don't feel it holds like i want it to. But my question is do I need to fabric tac the cream to the print or can I just make it like I normally would? They are both 1.5" ribbons and are the same width even though they are not the same brands. I want it to be perfect, but I am just unsure of what to do.

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Old 11-18-2009, 12:38
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Default Re: 5" Boutique bow using a thinner ribbon ?

I always like to bond my ribbons together with tacky glue. I think it turns out better.

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Old 11-18-2009, 12:43
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I always like to bond my ribbons together with tacky glue. I think it turns out better.

~Lisa
So with something like fabri tac? I have only used fabric tac on my hairbow holders but I felt it made the ribbon really stiff, so I was afraid to try on this..lol. I am sick, and so is DD and she wants me to meet her with these tonight (I just found this out last night) and I only have enough ribbon in this for 1 try so I didn't want to mess it up.

Thanks! I have to say I LOVE all your bows. I so want one for DD when she gets a little more hair, I have to put all hers on headbands still but I love all your things!
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:49
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Default Re: 5" Boutique bow using a thinner ribbon ?

Thank you for the nice compliment!

I like to use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue(I'm sure you can use other fabrics glues though).
Spread a thin strip across one ribbon and then take your finger and smear the glue(to have a nice thin layer of glue....this way the glue will not bleed through)......then put your other ribbon on top. wait about 5 minutes to allow the ribbons to grab onto each other and then fold into your bow.
If you wait until the glue is dry, you will not be able to fold the ribbon(the ribbon will not be flexable enough).

I hope all that made sense.
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So with something like fabri tac? I have only used fabric tac on my hairbow holders but I felt it made the ribbon really stiff, so I was afraid to try on this..lol. I am sick, and so is DD and she wants me to meet her with these tonight (I just found this out last night) and I only have enough ribbon in this for 1 try so I didn't want to mess it up.

Thanks! I have to say I LOVE all your bows. I so want one for DD when she gets a little more hair, I have to put all hers on headbands still but I love all your things!
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:52
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Default Re: 5" Boutique bow using a thinner ribbon ?

Ok I might have some of that too, I didn't think about folding it before the glue dries I guess thats why when i did use it before, I was thinking that it wouldn't work but folding it before the glue dries would make the difference.

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Thank you for the nice compliment!

I like to use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue(I'm sure you can use other fabrics glues though).
Spread a thin strip across one ribbon and then take your finger and smear the glue(to have a nice thin layer of glue....this way the glue will not bleed through)......then put your other ribbon on top. wait about 5 minutes to allow the ribbons to grab onto each other and then fold into your bow.
If you wait until the glue is dry, you will not be able to fold the ribbon(the ribbon will not be flexable enough).

I hope all that made sense.
~Lisa

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