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Old 01-19-2011, 08:36
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I HATE the twisted boutique bow. hateeee it. Does it get easy - I can't imagine making this perfectly without wanting to cry/pull my hair out. Sorry, its a vent, I know, I've just gotta do it over and over..
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Girl I feel the same way! I even use the little pink ladybug template. And Mine does not turn out cute. I cannot get he loops to look the same as each other nor the book.. Hehe Keep trying tho. I love doing it! I'm just glad my niece is not picky.. HAHa
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yes it gets easier
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Yes it does. And at a certain point it's just no problem at all to grab a ribbon, pull it to cut by memory in the wrist and neatly twist it.
But it takes a while
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Yes it does. And at a certain point it's just no problem at all to grab a ribbon, pull it to cut by memory in the wrist and neatly twist it.
But it takes a while
I seriously cannot wait. I am just wearing out the same pieces of ribbon trying over and over and over. lol practice makes perfect right?
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I HATE the twisted boutique bow. hateeee it. Does it get easy - I can't imagine making this perfectly without wanting to cry/pull my hair out. Sorry, its a vent, I know, I've just gotta do it over and over..

i know how you feel!! i went through the same thing EXCEPT i wasnt smart enough to have used this forum and ask for help(i would just buy ribbon here but not go into the links - until a week ago and i have been doing bows for 3 yrs)!! i think i went through 10 yards of ribbon on first attempts and i would throw them away, throw them against the wall and for a while there i did give up on them and started doing other bows and then i thought i cant let a bow defeat me! so i went through 10-12 videos on you tube and would watch them over and over and over and i would practice along, pause, rewind until i got it! so dont give up it DOES get easier!!
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Yes...it does get easier. The more your practice the better you get at it. The trick is the angle of the loops when you bring them all together. When you cinch you need to make sure that the loops don't slip and stay secure so you can tie the center tightly. I used a Sally Clip to help me do this for the longest time.
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Oh yeah, it gets easier, lol! I remember when I was trying so hard to make twisteds and now I can make them in 2 seconds. They are the easiest thing I make. You can do it - just keep at it!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:32
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Yes...it does get easier. The more your practice the better you get at it. The trick is the angle of the loops when you bring them all together. When you cinch you need to make sure that the loops don't slip and stay secure so you can tie the center tightly. I used a Sally Clip to help me do this for the longest time.

What do you mean by 'bring them all together?'
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:57
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Where all your loops meet in the center.

Look at the "x" where they meet. The "x" should look like a tall skinny one...not a short fat one. When you make your first loop make sure the ribbon meets at a near 90 degree angle like this.....the other loops should look the same way too.
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when all the loops are together it should look like this:
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