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Old 01-11-2011, 12:58
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Default HELP with creasing small boutique bows

So I've figured out how to do a boutique bow using 7/8 ribbon (tying it) and they look great.
My problem is when I use 3/8 or 5/8 inch ribbon and try to tie it...the 5/8 only comes out w/ 2 creases and the 3/8 is just a mess. I have also tried sewing the 5/8 and it looks ok, but I can't seem to get the 3/8 one to save my life.

SO, if you tie your bows, how many creases do you usually get when you use 3/8 and 5/8 ribbon?

Or if anyone has any other related advice, I will GLADLY take it!!!

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Old 01-11-2011, 01:06
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Default Re: HELP with creasing small boutique bows

I sew my 3/8" bitty bows and I start by folding the bow and getting it just how I want it, then I insert the needle through the center top of the ribbon; I pull down on it a little, and carefully wrap my thread around so that the sides of the ribbon go down. This makes one perfect crease which I think works just fine with bitty bows. They're probably my most popular bow I sell.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:52
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Default Re: HELP with creasing small boutique bows

I cheat and use a gatorbite
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:07
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Default Re: HELP with creasing small boutique bows

I tie and just get one crease in the center with the 3/8" bitty bows. Mine are just slightly over an inch so the gator bite does not work for creasing, I actually only use the gator bite for my 7/8" and 1.5" ribbons and also only for my twisteds, I don't use it for any other bows.

Instead I use 2 alligator clips, one on either side of the center, I still have to push down with my fingers while I pull tight, but I have found this to be easier than trying to get such a small bow into the gator bite without loosing shape.

I do not have any "in the process" pictures, but here is the finished product.

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:12
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Default Re: HELP with creasing small boutique bows

I agree with Tina, one crease looks perfect for tiny bows!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:38
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I use a regular alligator clip for holding the bow together and in place when I sew for my 3/8" ribbon. When I sew it, I do 2 stitches. They come out just fine.
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