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Old 05-24-2010, 01:59
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

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I do mine by hand, I came up with my own lengths and sizes after MUCH practice to get my bows the way they want. Now they all come out the same and I love them. I have BBM templates but I don't like them, I need to get rid of them because they were expensive in my opinion
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:08
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I do not use templates, I've heard that theTRR set of instructions has a formula table to help with the ribbon length needed to make bows in different sizes. I wouldn't recommend buying just for that reason, especially since you already make bows. I did a search and found this thread with measurements it might help http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-m...ique-bows.html
Also found these sites http://www.fashionribbonwear.com/make-ribbon-bows.html , http://www.hair-hardware.com/articles.asp?id=132
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:26
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I freehand my boutique bows....and always measure and use the same amount of ribbon. For the pinwheels, I measure and mark the ribbon. I've never used templates.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:09
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I don't use templates either... I do my free handed and I've never had any problems. At the beginning, I just played around with different lengths or ribbon for different sizes of bows and then just wrote down the lengths that I used for each style of bow...
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:09
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

The formula that I use to determine length needed is:
length of ribbon = (desired width) x (number of loops + extra on ends)

so if you want a 5 inch bow with 4 inches extra(2 for each end) then it would be 30" = 5 x (4+2)

Hope this helps! I don't know if this formula works for twisted boutique, as I don't use it for mine. I use it for every other kind though.

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Old 06-05-2010, 01:02
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I always fold mine by hand. Just make a bow as you normally would and then unfold it and see how many inches of ribbon you used and go from there.
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Saddle Stitch Ribbon
new products--1/4' plastic headbands
New colors--3/8' party dot and gymbo dot grosgrain ribbon
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/horse-grosgrain-ribbon-029.jpg
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/apple-grosgrain-ribbon-combo.jpg
New product--3/8' wrapped headband
new clearance items

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