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Old 07-08-2010, 03:53
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Default Tips for BEST Botique bow results!!

I have been making bows for about a month now, but I just cant perfect my botique bows, and they are the main things I want to focus on. Any tips???
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Here a bump for you. I'm struggling also. Just when I think I have it down, my head gets in the way of my hands and it gets all messed up! So any would be great. Thanks
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Default Re: Tips for BEST Botique bow results!!

If you post pics, someone will be more able to help.
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Default Re: Tips for BEST Botique bow results!!

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I have been making bows for about a month now, but I just cant perfect my botique bows, and they are the main things I want to focus on. Any tips???
I know this is kind of mundane advice, but the best tip I can give you is practice - A LOT! Some things really just take awhile to get the feel of it. I'm sure some other ladies will have some better advice, but as they say, practice makes perfect.
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Here a bump for you. I'm struggling also. Just when I think I have it down, my head gets in the way of my hands and it gets all messed up! So any would be great. Thanks
I know this is MY question but I have gotten tons of help from ladies here so I thought I would pass some on to you!

I just started making bows in June, so I am STILL new to making them and I am still learning a TON... but I will share some advice that I found has helped me SO much. First off... templates! LoL I refused to buy any bc I want to take all the credit for making my bows lol but I figured HEY if I make my own template then that IS all me haha. So I have made tons of them for my own use. There are plenty of videos on you tube and tuts you can find on here for different style tuts if you use the search option. Second, the big Gator Bite or whatever its called. The clip that is used to hold the bow in the middle while you shape. For the longest time I didnt have one and whem I finally found one there were GREAT improvements in my outcome! Third, and last.... tying vs. sewing bow centers. I know everyone says its whatever you prefer, and I always sewed at first bc I thought that it just HAD to make the bow stronger than tying would. But recently i started to tie instead and I MUCH MUCH MUCH prefer to look over what I had before.

Hope something I have said here can help! If I come across those tuts or videos I will come back and repost for you!
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Default Re: Tips for BEST Botique bow results!!

Ditto to what Robin said
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Default Re: Tips for BEST Botique bow results!!

I use the figure 8 method.

Also this is frustrating advice to get when you starting out but practice, practice... My were horrible when I started and everyone kept telling me to keep at it. Now i'm finally seeing them look awesome.

Good luck!
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I totally agree on the templates! I made bows without them for a year or so and I could never get them to look right. When one did, the next one looked off. I made some templates (from a youtube video, can't remember which one, sorry!) and that made a *huge* difference for me! Much more consistent and much faster.

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Default Re: Tips for BEST Botique bow results!!

I agree, templates templates templates! These made a GIANT improvement in my bows! They are more uniform and consistent now! I use NBNG!

Is it the twisted you're having a hard time with? Or the regular boutique bow?
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