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Old 10-26-2010, 02:03
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yeah these are three color ribbon, a 1 1/2 inch piece, a inch and then maybe a 7/8 inch. two loops with two tails, v cut at the end. attached to a pony
Just a suggestion when making cheer bows. I normally use a 2 1/4" base ribbon at minimum.

If the cheer gym you are working with is telling you that 1 1/2" base is what they want, then you have no other choice. It is my opinion though if you are going to do a three layer grosgrain bow, I would start with 2 1/4" base, 1 1/2" middle layer and a 5/8" top layer. Once done, it looks like braiding on a uniform. I put in a pic just to show you what I mean.

Using similar widths of ribbon does not allow for a lot of the colors to show through when doing a tails down bow. The sequin work I charge extra for, but all the layers in the bow are made with grosgrain and in the sizes I gave you above.

Good luck! I hope that helps.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:53
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how much would you charge for that type of bow with out the sequence? saying you were doing 180 of them?
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I agree with the calculation of how to figure out price, but wanted to add that the figure you come up with is the wholesale price. At a store with employees, inventory, other bills to pay, etc., (even an online store with employees) they would double it. So I wouldn't give any "discount," per se. I'd just say I was selling the bows at the wholesale price, and that should make them happy! If you sold the same bow to a store, the customer would pay up to twice what you're charging.

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I agree with the calculation of how to figure out price, but wanted to add that the figure you come up with is the wholesale price. At a store with employees, inventory, other bills to pay, etc., (even an online store with employees) they would double it. So I wouldn't give any "discount," per se. I'd just say I was selling the bows at the wholesale price, and that should make them happy! If you sold the same bow to a store, the customer would pay up to twice what you're charging.

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I agree....I would not go any lower than $7.00 for a three layer plain grosgrain bow. If anything at all, I would give them a percentage off of the total price. If you give them money off per bow, you will be cutting yourself short at the end.

Your time and effort that goes into making the bows alone is well worth the $7.00 you would charge and they are getting a deal at that. Maybe give them a 5% discount on the total order price for placing their order with you.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:07
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thank you so much for all the suggestions you guys are great!
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