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Old 01-03-2011, 10:21
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How long does it take you to make an over the top bow.
Base bow, spikes, loop, center bow.
From start to finish?
It takes me 15 minutes which seems crazy!!! As much as I like making them and they sell for more than my other bows I actually make more off the others if you consider my time.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:34
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How long does it take you to make an over the top bow.
Base bow, spikes, loop, center bow.
From start to finish?
It takes me 15 minutes which seems crazy!!! As much as I like making them and they sell for more than my other bows I actually make more off the others if you consider my time.
I totally hear you here! It still takes me like an hour though! LOL! They are my favorite to make, but you can't wholesale them , and you make like $1 an hour.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:16
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Not even wholesale!

I sale them for $9.00
The salon takes 20% which isn't bad at all $1.80
It's about .75 to make one

So $6.45 profit
hourly wage $25.00

So I guess that isn't too bad but it just doesn't compare to other bows. Not to mention I'm not exactly selling four an hour. lol More like one every week maybe. lol

Did I miss a calculation? I'm horrid at math!!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:19
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takes me 15 min too... i love them but i dont make many due to time plus here its all about plain solid colors blech!
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Depends on if it's the first one or if I've already done the design and am just putting them together. It takes me longer if it's an original and I'm browsing through the ribbons to piece everything together. Once I have it figured out It'll take about 10-15mins to cut fold glue, etc. IF there are no interruptions. The interruptions are what gets me around here!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:25
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all of my over the top bows are the same just diffrent colors. I also do them in solids of course.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:27
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You girls are fast. I have never completed a OTT bow in less than 30 minutes. It usually takes 45 minutes to an hour for me.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:48
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You only Sell them for $9???

I sell mine for $12-$18 Depending on what is in them. Here are some recents

I consider over the top anything 5 inches and over and it is full of stuff.. not just ribbon..

The biggest bow I have made was 7.5 Inches and it had marabou, tulle, TONS of ribbon, Rhinestones... it was $18
They take me about 30 minutes to make

Ex. First picture $15 (It has 4 ply ostirch feathers (the 4 ply is so exspensive but it is the best. The others are to thin! I curled)
2nd pic $13 (it is 6 inches)
3rd pic $13
4th pic $14.50 (Ignore glue spot, this was a sample bow my daughter wore it)
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I wish I had customers who would buy the fun stuff. I love the fluff! I make the fun bows for my kiddo's.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:08
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Mine generally take around 15mins to make if I know what it is that I'm putting together and not rummaging through my supplies to decide what to put in it. I mainly sell these ones but usually they are customs.
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