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Old 01-09-2010, 11:00
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I am trying to learn how to make twisted bows, I keep trying and trying and they turn out right untill i try to tie them or sew them then they just lay flat. I cant get those perky loops to save my life. I need some advice please
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:19
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I felt the same exact way when I started making twisteds. Then, I bought the NBNG templates and the Gator Bite. I can't say enough about how awesome these tools are. I wish I was one of those ladies who can make bows freehand and who sew them. I'm a template and tie them kind of girl. Even with using these tools I still had to practice making twisted bows until I got them to look the way I wanted them. It gets better. I promise.
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The NGNB template and the Gator Bite?
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Thanks girls, I looked at the site amanda posted for the gater bite and I am so getting one of those here soon. I checked out the site for the templates and there are a bunch of diffrent ones. Which one would be best?
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Thanks girls, I looked at the site amanda posted for the gater bite and I am so getting one of those here soon. I checked out the site for the templates and there are a bunch of diffrent ones. Which one would be best?
I bought the 12 template set and I've used everyone of the templates, but I think the 9 template set is a great set, too. If you need to add to it later on you can buy extra templates. There is also a starter kit, but you only get instructions for four types of bows instead of the eight, which might be all you need to get started. It's definitely worth the money.
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I bought the 12 template set and I've used everyone of the templates, but I think the 9 template set is a great set, too. If you need to add to it later on you can buy extra templates. There is also a starter kit, but you only get instructions for four types of bows instead of the eight, which might be all you need to get started. It's definitely worth the money.
Cool, thanks, My birthday is coming up so I think that is what I am going to ask my hubby for lol
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Cool, thanks, My birthday is coming up so I think that is what I am going to ask my hubby for lol
Awww, that would be sweet. Tell him you HAVE to have them. LOL! In the meantime, while you wait for your hubby to get them for you here is a snazzy tutorial on how to make templates out of cardboard: http://www.hair-hardware.com/articles.asp?id=138. You can also use a Sally's salon clip until you get a Gator Bite: http://www.sallybeauty.com/Metal-Sup...efault,pd.html. This site has some really good bow making tutorials, resources and info: http://makebowsandmore.blogspot.com/. They use the salon clip in their boutique bow and pinwheel tutorial. I hope this helps.
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