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Old 06-24-2010, 02:45
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Question How do you do your surrounding loops?

I've seen tutorials that say to form one loop, measure it, multiply by 4, cut that length of ribbon, measure, mark, and then build the loops. I've tried that several times and it never works for me. Inevitably it doesn't fit right over the bow. I've gone to just building the loops right on the back of the bow. Am I in the minority here? Is it really better to measure and mark?
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:52
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Default Re: How do you do your surrounding loops?

The easiest way, for me, is to use a length of ribbon 1/2" longer for your loops as you did for your bow.

So, if you used 22 inches of ribbon for your bow, use 22 1/2" of ribbon for your loops. Fold it in half, and fold in half again. Crease with your finger where the folds area and voila! Your ribbon is "marked" for your loops.

This post has a great tutorial for surround loops, hope this helps!!

http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-make/30430-tutorial-how-make-surrounding-loops-easy-way.html#post328728
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:59
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Default Re: How do you do your surrounding loops?

I measure my loops based on eyeing it with my bow. Then I measure that length and mark 4 sections of that length, loop, and glue. You can sew them too but I find glue to be faster. I have tried other ways but this is what works best for me.
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Default Re: How do you do your surrounding loops?

Thank you for the link---that is a great tutorial! I will have to try it that way and see if it goes better than before! So far, my loops have turned out really well just free-handing them right on the back of the bow, but I've just kind of felt like I was doing it "wrong" after reading that you're "supposed" to measure and mark. LOL
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:01
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Default Re: How do you do your surrounding loops?

I can't seem to get the post linked above to come up, it says it's missing.


I've been using a method by a girl on a youtube video, she does do the measure and fold method though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ103...os=rNNgUeQqU_M
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Default Re: How do you do your surrounding loops?

I used a tut from hair-hardware to learn. I now sew instead of glue though. I have measurements written down now for the different sized bows I make, but, to get to that point, I just eyeballed it to see what worked. When I found I had the right size I wanted, I just put it down on paper so I could remember.

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Default Re: How do you do your surrounding loops?

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I've seen tutorials that say to form one loop, measure it, multiply by 4, cut that length of ribbon, measure, mark, and then build the loops. I've tried that several times and it never works for me. Inevitably it doesn't fit right over the bow. I've gone to just building the loops right on the back of the bow. Am I in the minority here? Is it really better to measure and mark?
I do it this way as well!!! i tried others im not not fit for those ways i guess... Building it right on the bow makes sure i do it perfect no mistakes! : ) your not the only one
Marcie
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I do it this way as well!!! i tried others im not not fit for those ways i guess... Building it right on the bow makes sure i do it perfect no mistakes! : ) your not the only one
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