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« on: September 06, 2005 01:20:43 PM »

Im looking to find out how to make those perfect little bows, the cute little kid girlie kinds. Ive tried and tried, but cant get it to work, Anyone know of a tutorial or and easy way of explaining it for me? Thanks!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005 04:20:26 AM »

well what i do, and a warning, this isn't a real bow, you have to glue it, not tie it, is that i make the ribbon in the shape of an aids or breast cancer ribbon, and glue where the ribbon crosses itself, then press the middle of the top of the ribbon to the place where you crossed the ribbon first and glue. If that makes no sense, PM me, and i'll try 2 explain better.

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005 04:27:10 AM »

i make a loop the size i want the total width of the bow (one loop will become both loops) then cut another strip longer than i want both tails, and tie the tails around the loop. it works the same if you want two or three or however many sets of loops. if you want the kind with the extra little loop in the front to hide the knot (good for decorating) i make that loop separate and put it in front before i start stacking my big loops. the little loop goes at a right angle to the big loops. then when you tie the tails, make sure you wrap the tails through the inside of the small loop and around the big loops. then just trim the tails to the length you want.

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005 08:45:07 PM »

If you are tying the bow around something, do it upside down. Turn it away from you are tie a regular bow. When you turn it back it is usually perfect. d

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005 08:06:04 PM »


I used to work at a store called Rosalina that sold hand-sewn/hand-smocked/etc. infant and toddler clothing - and we would get cute little dresses in all the time that we would have to bow in the back.

And wow.

I was NOT good at it.

I still don't know how to do it.

I'm gonna try to find like a tutorial online through Google or something. If I come across something, I'll give you the link.  Wink
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