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Old 02-21-2010, 01:50
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Okay girls, I've started making my bows wholesale for this lady and she needs about 100 bows every couple of weeks. I'm talking stacked bows on clips. I've also had a couple other large orders come in. I hate to turn down orders because everything I make from my bows is extra we can put away for our plans to adopt. I teach full time so I'm coming home and doing nothing but making bows. I enjoy them but not that much, lol. Any of you out there have any tips on making bows faster? TIA!!
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Okay girls, I've started making my bows wholesale for this lady and she needs about 100 bows every couple of weeks. I'm talking stacked bows on clips. I've also had a couple other large orders come in. I hate to turn down orders because everything I make from my bows is extra we can put away for our plans to adopt. I teach full time so I'm coming home and doing
nothing but making bows. I enjoy them but not that much, lol. Any of you out there have any tips on making bows faster? TIA!!

I have a schedule. I make a certain thing on a certain day. Like Monday, I make 3" twisteds, just tie up a bunch throw em in a tote. Next day, 5" twisteds, tie em up, throw em in another tote. Next day, make a bunch of spikes (coordinate your sets with what you have made). Next day, assemble. Basically, if you do it right, you can have one day to cut and seal, one for 3", one for 5", one for Spikes, and one for assembly. Then you have the weekends free. Anytime I have spare time, I sit and just tie my twisteds. So then, when I have an order some in, I can grab the bows and assemble however they made need assembled.
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Just like she said, do everything in batches. It's easier and quicker, to cut and seal, then tie and then assemble.
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I've been doing wholesale for 7 years. The only way to do it is assembly line type fashion. 1. pull all ribbon 2. heat seal ends before folding bows (saves lot of time) 3. fold bows 4. glue onto clips 5. glue final center onto it.

You get going in a rhythm when you do this way. Otherwise, you are always changing gear.
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Thank you so much for the tips! I have one more question, though. How do you ship them? I will be shipping to this lady often and I don't feel the need to have to pretty it up with tissue and stickers and crinkle paper like I would ordinarily. My mission for these is just to keep them from getting squished. I was thinking about putting a layer of bows, then a layer of wax paper or something similar, then another layer of bows, etc. What do you guys do?
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lol u can go to the liquor stores and get the boxes with dividers for free (at least at mine) take dividers out and u can use them in your box of choice....this way they dont get all thrown around andflatten
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lol u can go to the liquor stores and get the boxes with dividers for free (at least at mine) take dividers out and u can use them in your box of choice....this way they dont get all thrown around andflatten
Oh, this will be useful information as I am a frequent visitor there... LOL!

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Oh, this will be useful information as I am a frequent visitor there... LOL!


lol how do u think i spotted them there HEHE we sound sooo bad
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Heh heh!! Good idea! That would give me an excuse to go do some "shopping"
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Is she the only one you are going to be doing it for? with it just me, I found that it was easier for me to wholesale by making things ahead, I cant keep up with orders otherwise with the kids here all the time and DH works ALL THE TIME
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