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Old 07-17-2010, 10:52
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I tie the organza in the back, so that the knot is in the back of the bow. I just tie a normal knot, nothing fancy and haven't had any come loose. It takes a bit of practice to hold down the gator bite and tie a tight knot at the same time.
Thanks! I am going to try it again today and try pressing down more.
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I have the gator bite and love it. I learned from watching the videos since there was no instructions in my package either. I started out using organza, but it just is too expensive. I switched to waxed (unflavored!) dental floss and will never use anything else. I love it. Here are some pics that I just took showing how I make my bows. The setting on my camera was set for night, but I didn't realize it until after! Sorry they are not that clear, but you can still get the idea.
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I have the gator bite and love it. I learned from watching the videos since there was no instructions in my package either. I started out using organza, but it just is too expensive. I switched to waxed (unflavored!) dental floss and will never use anything else. I love it. Here are some pics that I just took showing how I make my bows. The setting on my camera was set for night, but I didn't realize it until after! Sorry they are not that clear, but you can still get the idea.
Oh my gosh, thank you so much! This is the most helpful thing I have seen. I can't wait to work on this tonight!
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Glad to help! PM me with any additional questions you might have while you are working on it tonight.
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I know, I have watched all the videos several times. But that is just not how I learn. I need some step-by-step written instructions that answer questions such as: Where do I pull up the organze, in the front or the back of the bow? What type of knot is she using on the video because my bow comes apart because the grip is not tight enough. I'm just so confused and I believe this bowmaker "system" should have came with an instruction booklet!
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I have the gator bite and love it. I learned from watching the videos since there was no instructions in my package either. I started out using organza, but it just is too expensive. I switched to waxed (unflavored!) dental floss and will never use anything else. I love it. Here are some pics that I just took showing how I make my bows. The setting on my camera was set for night, but I didn't realize it until after! Sorry they are not that clear, but you can still get the idea.
LOVE the dental floss idea!
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I use the gator bite to tie off everything - bows, streamers, anything I can! Works perfectly for me.
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Oh my gosh, thank you so much! This is the most helpful thing I have seen. I can't wait to work on this tonight!
lol wow i was doing it wrong no wonder they wouldn't hold!!!

Ms.Georgia I love the style of your bows and I like how the tails end up in the back. Did you use a certain tutorial for these I'd love to make some of my own for my little girl! Thanks
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lol wow i was doing it wrong no wonder they wouldn't hold!!!

Ms.Georgia I love the style of your bows and I like how the tails end up in the back. Did you use a certain tutorial for these I'd love to make some of my own for my little girl! Thanks
Thank you! THey are my favorite bows right now since I can't make twisted yet. They are split tails bows and I used the tutorial from No Bow No Go. I think they are very classic looking and they also looked really good stacked.
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