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Old 05-23-2010, 12:40
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Default Does anyone make bows sans templates?

It seems like all the people I know who make bows, use a template. I do not, but I'm also struggling with making my bows the same size. Some styles are easier than others... I just learned the trick on how to fold it so all the loops are the same size and that is helping a lot, and I'm using elastic thread to tie them and then sewing the ones for babies. Any tips in how to do this faster? How to make uniform bows? Is there any info out there about the lengths of ribbon needed for each size bow?

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:18
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I'm a template girl. It does really help to make sure your bows are all the same size, and it's faster. I started out just making my own templates out of pieces of cardboard, but I did finally break down and buy a kit of them now that I'm making lots. I have the No Bow No Go set, and they are fantastic.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:01
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I also have ngbg and Devon is amazing she will help if u get stuck but u won't bc her instructions are amazing!!! I did all mine by hand until I started getting lots of orders I make close to 100 bows a week and sew 14 outfits a week all between 7-10 pm so fast and easy are a must
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:33
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I do most of mine free hand. I do use a clip for a third hand. I use a template for the tails down bow but for my twisted I like to do the figure 8 method.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:36
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I have never seen a template,lol. I use the figure 8 method, a sallys clip and bow wire
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:41
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

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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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

i do not use a template. I get uniform sizes by ensuring the ribbon is cut the same length before starting.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:50
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

I use my TOTTS bow maker for some and free hand for others, i also just cut my ribbon to a certain size and then the bows come out perfect
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:13
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Default Re: Does anyone make bows sans templates?

Does anyone mind telling me if there is a place (or from your own experience) I can find out how many inches the ribbon needs to be for 4in, 5in, 6 in. bow? Obviously it would depend on the style of bow you make, but a guideline would be helpful. I have my bows in two boutiques right now, and also getting private sales from my website and friends and I'm a little overwhelmed with working part time, being a Mama of two and keeping everyone restocked. Tips? =) Thanks for all of your input!! Blessings!
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:34
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I have the NBNG template and love them! Perfect bow every time.
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