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Old 11-10-2007, 07:59
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That's what I do. I just squeeze with one hand, thread then wrap. I am really fast at it now- I can make about 50 bows an hour watching TV. I make the smaller bows- but not the super small ones. I think I will probably order those after my next show.
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can someone explain to me what is TOTTS?
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I also had a hard time with tiny bows. I made some small bows using 3/8" ribbon. They are about the width of an alligator clip or smaller (maybe about 1.5" wide). It took me forever cause I couldn't get the cute fold in the middle and it would fall apart as I was trying to tie it. Anyway, somebody gave me an awesome idea. Before you are ready to make your cute creases use an alligtor clip (double prong) in the middle to hold it in place. Use a needle and thread and poke a hole in the middle of the bow. Bring the needle around the top and through the alligator clip and pull to make the crease! I poke my needle through once or twice again and tie! So much easier and now I can make them pretty fast...

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Thank you, I'm going to try your method, sounds like a great idea!
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My understanding is TOTT's is www.theribbonretreat.com insturctions. If you go under product reviews- there are a few threads that explain in more detail.
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Actually you can make One!..i found this video tutorial where this girl makes bows with something similar she made with a thin plastic a (cutting mat) ...check it out!..hope it gives you an idea and or helps out?

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Is it just me or doesn't this work like the gator bite?? I love my gator bite The new improved version works with the bitty bows!! HTH
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Actually you can make One!..i found this video tutorial where this girl makes bows with something similar she made with a thin plastic a (cutting mat) ...check it out!..hope it gives you an idea and or helps out?

YouTube - Button Bows for Pet Collars
This is wonderful!!!! My husband said he could make it for me, I'm sooo excited! This will make it easier on me! Thanks for sharing this!!
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This is wonderful!!!! My husband said he could make it for me, I'm sooo excited! This will make it easier on me! Thanks for sharing this!!
I just order this from ebay and can't wait to get it to try it out. I will post my results when I get it. But keep in mind I am a newbie so might not know what I am doing. =)
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That is so funny...I made my own version of that over a year ago. I just used cardboard and only 1 size for bows. It works great to keep the sides of the bow even and kept me from pinching those tiny bows in place. I still got tired of the small bows though and went to buying them. I should have sold my invention!
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i made my own with cardboard it works just fine makes them perfect everytime i made 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, 3 1/2 inch and 4 inch ones
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I have one of these. I wouldn't suggest buying one personally. The directions aren't very good. All you really need is something the width of the bow you want & make a little slice in it in the middle so you can tie it off. All I do now is lay the ribbon out with the printed side down on the table & take the ends & cross them over each other pointing downward. Use a little alligator clip to hold the center & tie it off.
You could use an old credit card to make one of these for different sizes.

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