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Old 06-05-2010, 01:50
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Default template advice needed!

I've been making bows for 4 years now and have never used a template, I measure and mark out all my ribbon, I hand fold and sew each layer.
On average it takes me 45-50 minutes to make a set of bows like the ones below.

I am so busy with orders at the moment and I've seen all the posts on here about how much quicker and easier it is using templates that I've begun to wonder if I should invest in a set!

Can anyone tell me how much quicker it is to make a set of bows and which ones would be best for the type of bows I make.

If anyone has pictures of their bows made using templates I would love to see them.

Thank you!!

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Old 06-06-2010, 01:05
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Default Re: template advice needed!

anyone???
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:12
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Default Re: template advice needed!

I use the NBNG templates mostly because of consistency in size. I never really timed myself when I didn't use the templates, but with the templates, I am super happy because my bows are all the same size. I do feel it goes faster as you are basically measuring your ribbon as you wrap. For the twisteds, what I usually do is seal the end of ribbon from the spool, wrap around the template, cut to size, seal that end, pin the middle and pull off the template. I will do about 12 at a time like this. Then I separate and form the bows and sew. I can do 12 in about an hour. I usually don't do stacked from start to finish because I feel it takes too much time to switch gears from twisteds, surround loops, spikes, etc. So I do in dozens. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:56
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Default Re: template advice needed!

Thank you i'm off to take a look at the template!

I'd love to see photos of bows made with the templates if anyone has any.

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I use the NBNG templates mostly because of consistency in size. I never really timed myself when I didn't use the templates, but with the templates, I am super happy because my bows are all the same size. I do feel it goes faster as you are basically measuring your ribbon as you wrap. For the twisteds, what I usually do is seal the end of ribbon from the spool, wrap around the template, cut to size, seal that end, pin the middle and pull off the template. I will do about 12 at a time like this. Then I separate and form the bows and sew. I can do 12 in about an hour. I usually don't do stacked from start to finish because I feel it takes too much time to switch gears from twisteds, surround loops, spikes, etc. So I do in dozens. Hope this helps.
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