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Old 10-07-2011, 11:24
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I started with wrapping gifts for my mom. My mom has always worked full time. Around the holidays there were always tons of presents that needed to be wrapped but she was always tired. So to help her out I'd have her pick out the ones that weren't mine & that she was okay with me seeing & wrap & decorate them all. I started doing this when I was about 12 & did it every year until I graduated high school. She's always bought nice ribbon & decorated by making bows for the tops & she passed it onto me. Well 5 years ago I gave birth to the girliest girl to ever walk the earth. I turned my gift decorating into bow making. I would make them here & there but I just recently started really getting into my bow making. It really is addicting.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:06
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I started making them because I was Soo frustrated I couldn't find what I wanted to buy. I needed something to match my daughter's birthday outfit and couldn't find a bow, even a boutique folded bow anywhere in the color I wanted. I finally found one, after having given up. I started looking around online, couldn't find clear diy instructions....except for woven headbands. I have a background in weaving. So, that really saprked my interest. I also, that headbands stay better in my daughters hair than bows. So, I started making TONS, it was the "nesting" syndrome. After awhile, I thought I'd try bows again, and bought some tutorials on etsy. And here I am
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I am trying to quit my 2nd job and decided to try it a couple times by watching youtube video tutorials...and i'm quickly catching on and its VERY addicting. I cant wait to start taking orders!!! I wish it would just all come at once, but I know I need to be patient
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I wanted to make one for myself to wear to a WVU football game and after watching some tutorials, I tried lots of different ones. I didn't realize how many yards of ribbon I had ordered, so I had lots left over and decided to start making some to try to sell. Next thing I know I'm addicted.
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i started the hobby in 2000 with a shoe purchase (darn beautiful fabric booties) and had m2m bows listed in a day. couldn't resist and still having fun doing it.
at the time there were no tuts. Just ribbon and fabric and a bowdabra (the first edition LOL)
My first were fabric bows but had more within a couple weeks.
Just learned by sitting in the living room trying new things.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:22
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I just started... I did them at first to see if my daughter would wear them (she wouldn't), and then I sold a couple on etsy but not enough to make it worthwhile. I then started just giving them as gifts. One recipient started buying more from me and kept encouraging me to sell them. It's only been a month, but I'm generating a buzz!
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:53
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Trial and error. I would get the basic idea through online tutorials but then tweak them until it was the easiest way for me. I also bought some templates to help with the pinwheel bows to make sure each side was even.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:06
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I bought a great tut of a fellow HG. Before i couldnt figure it out even though i went and search for a lot of tuts online.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:15
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Default Re: How did you learn to make Bows?

I had a ton of left over ribbon from my scrapbooking days and thought I could put it to use with hair bows... I needed fillers for my craft fairs. Yeah right... I soon learned that most of my craft fair ribbon wasn't going to work for the bows.

Anyways, so I bought a tutorial... needed a better one and bought it and then while googling something to do with that second tut I came across HG.
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I started doing bows as a hobby and now I'm in the process fo doing it as my 3rd job At least I love one of my jobs
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