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Old 02-21-2011, 03:03
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Im new at making bows... Money is tight and its either dinner or e-book and its a easy choice... Food! Thats why I need help like full directions lol I want to learn how to make these type of bows... My daughters 1st birthday is coming up and I want Kylie to Look Perfect! PLEASE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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http://bow-girl.blogspot.com/2010/09...tique-bow.html

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http://katiejbowtique.com/item_217/R...tlecap-Bow.htm
Good Luck!! Welcome! Hope you get lots of help from this forum and are able to make your Princess look perfect on her big day!!

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Old 02-22-2011, 05:36
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I DID IT!!!!!!!!!! I MADE MY FIRST BOW~! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!! Its not perfect but I like it for the fist bow Ive made like this! What Do you Think!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:14
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Thats pretty good for a first bow. Mine was nothing like that lol.

The surrounds or "loops" around the center bow are a little big and instead of using a feather look for maribu puffs (you can get them on long boas for like $3) and they go a long way. You make that into a circle and glue it and then stick that in the middle. That way you get the feather look around the whole bow not just sticking out on one side.

I make pre made spikes for $1 with a minimum of 5 in an order so if you are interested in some of them to save time Id be more than happy to make some up for you. Ive been playing around with the idea of selling all the separate parts of a bow and then letting people mix and match what they like and then they can put it together at home. Its just something to think about but I think you are doing very well for a beginner.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:04
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Hi. Welcome to Hip Girls.

Those are verrrrrry ambitious bows. They could take weeks or months to learn and even longer to perfect.

And as helpful as the members here are they aren't necessarily in a hurry to give up all of their secrets, at least not all at once. LOL.

Having said that, with a little browsing and using the search feature you can find a lot of the basic information you need to get started.

Here is the index to Free and Paid instructions.
http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/free-...ruction-index/

You can post your formal introduction here
http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/introductions/

Right now you are in the best forum (“How To Make”) for searching for tips and techniques and informal instructions, some of them really detailed and with pictures, almost amounting to a mini tutorial.

I suggest searching terms like: Twisted, Funky, Spikes, Stacked, Over The Top, OTT, etc. Eventually that will lead you to all of the information you need to make the bows you linked. But you may need to walk before you can run, so you may wind up needing to search terms like “basic” and “pinwheel”.

If you really are pressed for time I would strongly consider buying a really good tutorial, preferably one with a template. I haven’t bought one myself but you can search for recommendations. I know a couple of members sell some that are highly thought of, but even the best ones don’t work for everyone.

But, realistically, depending upon how soon your DD’s birthday is, you are probably better off going to the Ribbons, Bows and More section of the Sale forum. There are 3 or 4 excellent bow makers that offer the type of bow you are looking at for really reasonable money. And, believe it or not, buying could actually be more cost effective once you realize how much the materials can cost, and how much waste there is during the learning process.

Good luck. And again, welcome to HG.

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Old 03-01-2011, 04:36
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I DID IT!!!!!!!!!! I MADE MY FIRST BOW~! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!! Its not perfect but I like it for the fist bow Ive made like this! What Do you Think!
I think it looks good for a first try! Your daughter will look adorable wearing it! Looks like you have some talent and will improve fast! Can I make one suggestion? Turn it the other way so the print on the ribbon is isn't upside down.
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Great job! I have been making bows now for about a year & I must say I have improved a great deal thanks to the ladies on here. You may already know this, but just in case you don't... STARCH is your friend! Oh and one more thing, in time you will find your on way of making bows perfect!!!!
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