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Old 10-24-2007, 11:44
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Question i need some help

ok, i made a 4 layer bow, its cute, but im not liking the thickness of it, is it supossed to be so thick? does everyone use wire on all 4 layers? i think i don't like using wire, is there anything else i can use? any help would be very helpful, thanks in advance!
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:52
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Lots of layers do tend to get a little think. I sew a lot of my base bows, spikes, surrounds and toppers. Then I put them all together with wire, so that I am only using wire once! I have heard of some using thread to tie all the layers together! I guess it's just whatever you like best!
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I don't really make the layer bows, but I know what you mean. I don't like how thick they are either. Anyway, I use elastic thread. You can get it at Wal-mart for like $.97 in the jewelry section. I like it a lot better than wire.
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thanks ladies! elastic thread might work better then wire, then just wire at the end! im so mad walmart is closed already lolol, i guess i have to call it a night,,, thanks again!
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I don't like wire!! I use quilting thread because it is stronger. when you stack your layers off set them just a little, this will help it not be so think.
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I use dental floss too. My hands don't seem to enjoy the wire- lol but the dental floss is really easy to use. I use it on almost everything! With the elastic thread- I dunno what I was doing wrong- but it snaps on me.
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Do you glue each layer together or just sew them all together?
I noticed if I used hot glue to glue each layer together that added a ton of thickness now I use fabric tac
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