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Old 02-12-2008, 10:34
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Default What is the best width of ribbon??

I was woundering what the best width of ribbon is to use to make your basic boutiqe bow and I read something about a base bow or something like that. I have no clue!! I am new to this. I tried tio make a layered bow last night and failed horribly. It didnt even look close. I so so irritated I threw it away. I used grosgrain ribbon.

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:37
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I prefer 7/8th, everyone is different. if you use michelles inst. she gives exact measurements.. Good luck and do not give up!!!
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I also prefer 7/8"
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Default Re: What is the best width of ribbon??

I use 7/8 for the bow with 3/8 OR 7/8 folded in 1/2 for the knot.
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Default Re: What is the best width of ribbon??

I agree - 7/8 for basic boutique. Then I like 1.5 for pinwheel bows.
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I prefer 7/8.
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Default Re: What is the best width of ribbon??

I use mainly 1 1/2 for any child over 6 months old. 7/8 for under 6 months.
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I like 1.5 for toddlers and 7/8 for under a year old.
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It depends on the size bow and age you intend the bow for. 90% of my bows are made using 1.5" ribbon as the base because I mainly make Med and Large bows for toddlers to big girls. I use 7/8" for smaller piggy sets.
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Default Re: What is the best width of ribbon??

is it more difficult to do a boutique bow with a wider ribbon than it is to do a narrower one? i used a sally salon clip to make the crease on a 7/8 and it didn't come out right. but it was ok for a 3/8 and 5/8.
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