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Old 11-29-2009, 10:00
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Question Adding spikes w/out sewing?

I would love to add spikes to my hair bows, but is it possible without having to do any sewing?
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Yep. Get your spikes lined up just the way you want them (you can hold them with alligator clips) and touch the middle a couple times with the tip of your wood burner. It fuses the layers together really well!
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you could try gluing. i think it would be very thick once you start putting your layers together.
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Yep. Get your spikes lined up just the way you want them (you can hold them with alligator clips) and touch the middle a couple times with the tip of your wood burner. It fuses the layers together really well!
Then what?
I'm very new at spikes... in fact have only tried it a couple times only for it to turn out like crap!
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Here's how I do mine (not everyone uses wire, but it's how I learned and I always do it this way):
  1. Make the base bow (usually boutique style for me).
  2. Make the spike layer (either by sewing or using the method I mentioned to keep them attached).
  3. Make a topper bow (usually a twisted boutique).
  4. Put the spikes on top of the base bow and use 24 guage wire to wrap around the middle of the spike layer and base bow; twist to close and cut off long ends.
  5. Put the topper bow on top of the spikes and use 24 guage wire to wrap around the middle of the all the layers; twist to close and cut off long ends.
Does that help?
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:15
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YES! Thanks so much!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to try now!
Do you by any chance have a pic of one of your bows with spikes that I can see for an example?
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YES! Thanks so much!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to try now!
Do you by any chance have a pic of one of your bows with spikes that I can see for an example?
Yepper! Here is one I did this summer. I just finished a cute one to match the new Gymboree panda line but I can't find my camera.
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Super Cute! Thanks!! I have one more question... sorry!
Is a boutique bow the same as a twisted bow? I never heard of the term twisted until I came here... I do know how to make boutique style bows though!
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Boutique is one that lays kinda flat-ish (not a word, but oh well!!). See how the red bow isn't as poofy?

A twisted boutique is the yellow topper on the other pic I posted. It kinda looks like a butterfly. You have to twist your angles on a boutique fold drastically to get this effect. Do a search on twisted boutique. Someone posted a great short video on how to do them last week.
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Thanks for all your help!!!!
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