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Old 03-27-2010, 10:39
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Default Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

I don't know if this has been asked before OR if it is top secret, but I am wondering how long your ribbon is when you make twisted boutique bows?!?! I use the Figure 8 (hair-hardware), and I am only successful when I use smaller width ribbon to make smaller bows. I think I don't use enough ribbon to get like a 3" or 4" bow to look twisted. So, if you don't mind, share the length of your ribbon...like "I use XX inches when I make an XX inch bow with XX width ribbon." Has anyone perfected it using 1.5"? Thanks!!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:42
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Default Re: Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

i also would like to know !

i use this to make my itty bitty bows on the alligator clips

10IN of 3/8 ribbon to make a 1 3/4 IN Bow

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Old 03-27-2010, 10:46
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Default Re: Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

I think this is one of those things that is trial & error, and everyone has a personal preference. I know you can buy templates, which will probably come with directions & "recipes", if you want to go that route. I have learned to free-hand, and do mine with a variety of lengths for each width, depending on the look I am going for, whether I'm stacking the bows, etc.
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Default Re: Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

~bow measurements~
1. 3/8 grosgrain ribbon bow=12 inches makes 2” bow
2.1.5 grosgrain ribbon bow w/ tails=26’ ribbon(4”bow)
3.double bow=cut 44” ribbon
1.5" Ribbon

4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon

7/8" ribbon

3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon

5/8" Ribbon

2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
2" bow 17" using 5/8 ribbon
2.5" bow 19" using 7/8
3" bow 24" using 7/8
4" bow 29" using 1.5"

I leave 1.5" tail on my bows

1.5" Ribbon
4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon
7/8" ribbon
3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
5/8" Ribbon
2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon


18 inch 7/8
24 inch 1.5
30 inch 1.5
12 inches for 3/8 tiny bows.

sorry so long!Most of those measurements are from this forum.I have a help guide I keep all sorts of information in.HTH
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~bow measurements~
1. 3/8 grosgrain ribbon bow=12 inches makes 2” bow
2.1.5 grosgrain ribbon bow w/ tails=26’ ribbon(4”bow)
3.double bow=cut 44” ribbon
1.5" Ribbon

4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon

7/8" ribbon

3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon

5/8" Ribbon

2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
2" bow 17" using 5/8 ribbon
2.5" bow 19" using 7/8
3" bow 24" using 7/8
4" bow 29" using 1.5"

I leave 1.5" tail on my bows

1.5" Ribbon
4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon
7/8" ribbon
3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
5/8" Ribbon
2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon


18 inch 7/8
24 inch 1.5
30 inch 1.5
12 inches for 3/8 tiny bows.

sorry so long!Most of those measurements are from this forum.I have a help guide I keep all sorts of information in.HTH
Wow, thank you!! I do have some figure out - like I don't measure for pinwheels but use my fingers or bowmaker and I know that 16" of 1.5 gets me the 3.5" boutique bow without twists that I use for the base of my one style. I tried to use the hair-hardware measurements, but they seem to make like 5" bows instead of 3"...or something!!

Anyway, I do prefer to do free-hand. I don't have any templates - and don't really want to buy any. So, if there are any more ladies who would like to share, I would love more measurements...Thanks!!
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~bow measurements~
1. 3/8 grosgrain ribbon bow=12 inches makes 2” bow
2.1.5 grosgrain ribbon bow w/ tails=26’ ribbon(4”bow)
3.double bow=cut 44” ribbon
1.5" Ribbon

4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon

7/8" ribbon

3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon

5/8" Ribbon

2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
2" bow 17" using 5/8 ribbon
2.5" bow 19" using 7/8
3" bow 24" using 7/8
4" bow 29" using 1.5"

I leave 1.5" tail on my bows

1.5" Ribbon
4" Boutique = 28" of ribbon
4" Pinwheel = 23" of ribbon
3" Pinwheel= 18" of ribbon
7/8" ribbon
3.5" Boutique = 22.5" of ribbon
3 to 3.5" pinwheel = 19.5" of ribbon
2 to 2.5" pinwheel = 14" of ribbon
5/8" Ribbon
2" half pinwheel (only do one loop on each side) = 7" of ribbon
2.5" Pinwheel = 14" of ribbon


18 inch 7/8
24 inch 1.5
30 inch 1.5
12 inches for 3/8 tiny bows.

sorry so long!Most of those measurements are from this forum.I have a help guide I keep all sorts of information in.HTH

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Default Re: Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Default Re: Ribbon lengths for Twisted Boutique Bows??

omgosh! Thank you! Is this stickied somewhere? If it isn't, it should be!!
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Wow, thank you!! I do have some figure out - like I don't measure for pinwheels but use my fingers or bowmaker and I know that 16" of 1.5 gets me the 3.5" boutique bow without twists that I use for the base of my one style. I tried to use the hair-hardware measurements, but they seem to make like 5" bows instead of 3"...or something!!

Anyway, I do prefer to do free-hand. I don't have any templates - and don't really want to buy any. So, if there are any more ladies who would like to share, I would love more measurements...Thanks!!
I know what you mean hun!for twisted boutique bows, I prefer 18 inches for 7/8 ribbon.Makes a 2.5 inch bow and looks great!try that,I bet you will be happy with the size!I have tried all sorts of different measurements but 18" seems to look best to me.I use 22" of 1.5" ribbon, and 10-12" of 3/8.
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