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There is a New Bow Maker in Town!

There is a New Bow Maker in Town!

There is a new bow maker in town! Well, it will be here fairly soon...in a few weeks)))

While we were at the Dallas market shopping for fall and winter of 2023, we were introduced to a new bow maker designed by Emily Li, Craig Bachman Imports.

big beautiful bow made from scrap ribbon

Isn't this just a beautiful bow! And the neat thing about it is that it's made from short pieces of ribbon. Some as short as 6 inches!

Emily demonstrated her new bow maker for us and we were able to get a video. You can watch it right here.

Wood Bow Maker with Pegs

The bow maker measures 22" in length and 4" in width. It's made of wood and it has four pegs that screw in. 

bow maker made of wood with screw in pegs

 

It also is hinged into places so it folds up compactly. This is a good feature if you do a lot of traveling to events or festivals and make bows on the fly.

Iyt has one-inch measurements printed on the wood also. Emily designed the bow maker with the thought of using short ends or scrap ribbon. She used pieces as short as six inches! 

This bow is a great way to use up those small pieces of ribbon of different styles and sizes. We all have those short ends taking up space in our craft rooms. Pieces that are not long enough to finish a bow, but really....who can ever throw away ribbon! 

Just gather some selections that are similar in color, or contrast, and are different sizes like 2.5" 1.5" and 7/8"  

Start with the 2.5" on the bottom and work your way to the top making the bow smaller as you go up, and using the most narrow ribbon on top. Emily tied the bow with a piece of 7/8" ribbon that she twisted and tied in the back twice. 

I can't wait for it to come in! Of course you don't have to use short ends of ribbon, you can cut pieces any length, this is just one way to use those short ends. 

Why Use a Bow Maker?

The hardest part for me when I make a bow free-style, is keeping the loops even and holding it all in one hand. (Aging hands doesn't help either!)

Some designers don't need a bow maker at all! They are very gifted, but for those of us who need a little help, a bow maker can be a very handy tool.

Now, there are different styles of bow makers and they pretty much do all the same thing in a sense. They hold the ribbon for you, and most have measurements that help keeps things nice and even.

The ProBow allows you to make many different styles of bows, but it is a bit more complicated to use until you get used to it.

There is another bow maker from ProBow called the 4 in 1 and I have one on order now. Can't wait for it to get here so I can play with it. That bow maker holds 50 yard spools of ribbon if you need that size, and also has tall pegs that you can wrap your ribbon around to cut ribbon strips with ease.

The EZ Bowmaker is a simple tool to use. It holds ribbon and has measurements. It's a quick and easy way to make a bow.

The Bowdabra is a plastic device that hold your ribbon, but has no measurements. It does have a little wand that you can use to compress your stack of ribbon and that helps. We don't sell the Bowdabra but a lot of people use it and I use mine too from time to time. 

My husband made a board to mount my Bowdabra on and I added the measurements. Crude...but it works))) Here's my Amazon link if you are interested in the Bowdabra

Here's a link also if you are interested in how we mounted the Bowdabra to a board.  Does Your Bowdabra Slip Around? Fix It!

The new bow maker won't be available for purchase for a couple of months, but we wanted to go ahead and introduce you to it. It won't replace other bow makers that we sell, it will be added to our arsenal of wreath-making tools))

Watch the video and tell us what you think about it! We look forward to hearing from you))

new bow making tool

 

 

 

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