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Old 11-20-2009, 02:05
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Default How do you crease your bows?

I was using floral wire/elastic tp crease the center of my bows, but THEN I saw a tut. using thread!! I dont know why I was doing it the other way! Just wanted to find out what is best and what everyone else uses! I am glad I figured this out before i started selling!
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:19
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I sew mine with upholstery thread (it's strong).
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I sew mine with upholstery thread (it's strong).
About how much is the upholstery thread? I was using regular thread when I first started (before I found this site) and it would break all the time. I switched to using dental floss but would like to try to sew it again.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:38
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I use 26 gauge wire...I tried to do the sewing method, and my bows don't come out nearly as good.
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Default Re: How do you crease your bows?

I tried using floral wire at first but it just wasn't as easy or fast as needle and thread. Once you have a little practice you can do them in no time.
I didn't like the outcome of the wire as much.
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About how much is the upholstery thread? I was using regular thread when I first started (before I found this site) and it would break all the time. I switched to using dental floss but would like to try to sew it again.
Honestly, I don't remember - It's lasted a looooong time

Just check any fabric store. I used regular thread in the beginning, but was tired of it breaking all the time too.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:14
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I use COATS Heavy thread, it is like 1.80 at Hobby Lobby or Joann....other stores might have it too, Joann often has it 50% off
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Omg, I just did the sewing method today for the first time and the quality of how my bows look are like a different person is making them!!!! I am just using regular thread for right now, but may try the upholstery thread in the future if I have problems with breakage. I am sooooooooo happy!

Thanks for the tips ladies!

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Ditto! I bought a tut from Allison that said to use coats heavy thread and I love it!!

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Ditto! I bought a tut from Allison that said to use coats heavy thread and I love it!!
Oh good glad you are happy, the upholstery thread used to break for me
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