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Old 02-20-2008, 10:50
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Default bows with narrow ribbon vs. wider? secret?

I'm new to the forum & bow-making too. I'm doing really well with the wide 1.5 inch ribbon bows, but every time I try a narrower ribbon, I end up throwing it out. They don't come out even or fluff up pretty. Is there some secret that I've missed? (Oh, please, let that be the case) My little grand-daughter is only four months old & while she looks adorable in the big bows, I would like to make some for her that are NOT as big as her head!
I'm so frustrated...I hate wasting ribbon. It makes me want to cry. Since I'm a little too old for that, I thought I'd ask.
Anybody have any tips, hints, or thoughts?
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:06
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Default Re: bows with narrow ribbon vs. wider? secret?

you have to make a smaller bow lol kwim? it can not be as long
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:11
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Default Re: bows with narrow ribbon vs. wider? secret?

narrower ribbon just needs a smaller bow, it doesn't have the width to pull off a big fluffy look.

the big look just spoils us, doesn't it?!
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Yup, I get ya. But even the smaller bows look odd when I make 'em.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:13
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Default Re: bows with narrow ribbon vs. wider? secret?

maybe you could show us a pic? We do get used to the big look
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:29
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Default Re: bows with narrow ribbon vs. wider? secret?

Maybe I am just spoiled? But even the smaller bows look yucky. But I'll try to post a pic so you can see what I mean.
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I can only see a red x
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:36
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Sorry, can't seem to post the pics.From Hairbows">http://[URL="http://picasaweb.google.com/lorriewatson/Hairbows/photo?authkey=T7T_gHo_WAw#5169285209034762626"][/URL]From HairbowsOr maybe I can? Hope this shows up.

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Old 02-21-2008, 12:17
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Default Re: bows with narrow ribbon vs. wider? secret?

See- for me I can make the smaller bows WAY better then the big ones! I think it just takes practice- and you need to find the right length of ribbon to work with. It's late- and I can't remember what size I do the smaller bows at. I will post tomorrow.
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