Tips On Making Bows??

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  1. CheerRehab

    CheerRehab Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I've been making bows for a little while and no matter what I do, I can't seem to cut the tails correctly. I light the ends so they won't fray, but i cant seem to get through the ribbon evenly. For those of you who make bows, which type of scissors work best?

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    I bought a good pair that also cuts fabric. The newer the better. I cut mine in a "V." then burn the ends. Don't know if that helps.
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    I use a heat programmable flat iron and set it to over 400 degrees, then melt the ends. I found that folding the end in half and then cutting diagonally makes the perfect V.
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    Scissors that are specifically for fabric cutting work best, imo.
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    I use the $9.99 scissors. Nothing fancy.And I fold and cut V's diagonally, like Coach Kelli
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    sweetie242 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    You can also use a woodburning tool. It cuts and burns at the same time.
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    I cut mine by folding in half too for making a V. There is a product that is called Fray Check that you can use to help seal the ends, but I also use clear nail polish. (I use a base coat.) When I burn the ends, I have noticed the ends sort of shrink or end up with a little discoloring. I know that is partially because I put the flame too close, but if I hold it further away it doesn't seem to work...
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    KyleRae486 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I have always used top coat, clear nail polish to seal my ends. And I fold my ribbon in half and cut it diagonally too ;)
    This is a youtube vid that was really helpful for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyCB4NVCIo
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    I use fiskar scissors with the orange handle. And use a lighter to heat seal the ends. You probably just need sharper scissors. Old ones don't cut fabric as well.
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    Does anyone know where to buy the rhinestone transfers like the one used below? I am getting tired of putting on each rhinestone by hand it takes way too long for a bow like this... Thanks!

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    Fray Check. or burn the ends where it is fray-ed with a lighter. you can also try putting hot glue on the ends!! ive been making bows for a really long time and that is always what i do!
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