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Old 07-28-2010, 11:09
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Question Ribbon length??

I am new to most of this. I started out making doggie bows for a local groomer, and have now been approached about making bows and accessories for a shop here in town. I am mostly a sewer, but they asked for bows as well. I am confident that I can make them, but I am having a hard time figuring out what length my ribbon needs to be for different size bows. They are either too big, or just plain not right.

So...could someone give me a clue as to what different lengths you cut your ribbon for different bows? Or direct me to a place where I can find that Info? I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:16
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Default Re: Ribbon length??

I wish there was an easy answer to your question, but depending upon what type of bow you are making, what width your ribbon is, and hardware there are many different lengths. The cheapest thing to do is to get on google or you tube and look at free hairbow patterns and go by their instructions and lengths. There are also several templates you can buy that come complete with instructions of what width of ribbon to use and what lengths. Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:23
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I highly reccomend the No Bow No Go templates. She has extremely detailed instructions with LOTS of great tips included and LOTS of pictures. Her templates are super easy to use. She also has a chart of what size ribbon works best with what size bow and gives the length of ribbon to make the bows. AND my personal favorite part of her instructions is she gives you a picture of all the sizes of the bows with diffrent widths of ribbon and templates. So this way you can look and see what you want your bow to look like and find out what size ribbon, how much ribbon and what template to use. I LOVE THEM!
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:27
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I highly reccomend the No Bow No Go templates. She has extremely detailed instructions with LOTS of great tips included and LOTS of pictures. Her templates are super easy to use. She also has a chart of what size ribbon works best with what size bow and gives the length of ribbon to make the bows. AND my personal favorite part of her instructions is she gives you a picture of all the sizes of the bows with diffrent widths of ribbon and templates. So this way you can look and see what you want your bow to look like and find out what size ribbon, how much ribbon and what template to use. I LOVE THEM!
The NBNG templates are the next investment I'm going to make. I make mine all by hand right now but I'm willing to spend the money for someone else to do the hard work and figure out all the length formulas for me. I sat down and attempted this one day with my homemade templates and figured out I rather spend the money.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:52
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I agree NBNG is the way to go.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:32
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I've been eyeballing those templates! Now I have a good reason to get them. Thanks so much for the help!
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:03
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They are tottally worth the money. I thought I could go the home made template route. But everything I used was too flimsy! But hers a very stiff and hold up veryyyyyyyyyy well. They are fabulous and she is super duper nice!
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