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Old 04-03-2010, 12:24
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What size is your itty bitty bow? And how in the work are u sewing the centers?I'm finding that the most difficult part?
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All you need to do is tie a not too tight knot in your ribbon and that becomes the center. Use a tiny dab of hot glue to attach it to the center of your bitty bow. Wrap the ends down and around the clip and glue. That is how I do mine and I find it very easy. Hth!

Oh, my bitty bows are around 1.75" (including the clip, 1.5" w/o the clip).
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All you need to do is tie a not too tight knot in your ribbon and that becomes the center. Use a tiny dab of hot glue to attach it to the center of your bitty bow. Wrap the ends down and around the clip and glue. That is how I do mine and I find it very easy. Hth!

Oh, my bitty bows are around 1.75" (including the clip, 1.5" w/o the clip).
Would you care posting a picture of your itty bitty bow? Thanks!
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I use 1/4 inch ribbon and dont tie a knot, as far as sewing the bow so it makes a bow, it TAKES PRACTICE mine are as small as 3/4 of an inch and as large as 2" depending on the size ppl want them..

if I tie a knot, they look lile this





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I use 1/4 inch ribbon and dont tie a knot, as far as sewing the bow so it makes a bow, it TAKES PRACTICE mine are as small as 3/4 of an inch and as large as 2" depending on the size ppl want them..

if I tie a knot, they look lile this





I LOVE yours! They are so cute!
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Here are some pics of this bow I just made.
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but like..w hat is the technique for sewing the center? is the needle going in and out twice?
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I would either use 1/4 or 3/8 for the center. Then put a dab of hot glue in the middle.
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but like..w hat is the technique for sewing the center? is the needle going in and out twice?
Oh! Do you mean before the center knot goes on? If so this is what I do: I use the gator bite to hold my bow and tie it first with dental floss knotting on the bottom of the bow. Then, I take it off the gator bite and push the needle through the bottom (near the dental floss knot) through to the top, and then I wrap it around the center a few times (2-3 times), pulling tight as I go. I then use a tiny dab of hot glue to kind of "knot" my thread (on the underside of the bow) and keep it from unraveling. When that dries I cut all my loose ends from the dental floss and the regular thread. At that point I glue the bow to my lined clip and add the center knot. Hope that helps! I could try to do some pics of these steps the next time I make a bitty bow. But let me know first if you need them. Lauren

PS I find that these bows are so small that it is better to tie them first and then sew them.
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would love to see pics or even a video...
i have a gator bite but i cant seem to get it to work properly with the itty bitty's... im obviously doing something wrong
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