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    Hi all,

    I have been asked for bow tiebacks!
    I have seen examples of nice, small neat ones but my customer wants them oversized and padded. My question is is there a general rule on sizing.

    I am planning to used buckram on the embrace, lined with bump, (she doesn't want them to look to stiff and formal, but for the bow I will use just the bump. Do you think this would work. I will probably make a mock up in first.

    Any ideas, or past experiances will be greatly received.

    Thanks

    Sue
    Sue

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    Re: Bow tiebacks

    Hi Sue, I like the sound of these tie backs, could you use the netting that is used for 'puff' heading . May be 3-4 layers would give them a lovely 'puffy' full effect. I made draught excluders using this kind of look at the ends. Looks quite funky.

    f.e.e.

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    • #3
      Re: Bow tiebacks

      I have not used the netting before where do you get it?

      I looked back at past posts and got some ideas, I am looking at my M & D book at mo, as someone suggested.

      Sue
      Sue

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      • #4
        Re: Bow tiebacks

        M&D sell the netting.
        Louise


        sigpic Simply Sewing

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        • #5
          Re: Bow tiebacks

          I wouldn't make the embrace from buckram, but with padded fabric to match the bow. Make the bow separately and sew it on, but I think you want the effect that the bow is tied round the curtain, which won't work with a buckram embrace?
          Kind regards
          Pen Harrison
          Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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          • #6
            Re: Bow tiebacks

            Hi Sue,
            Last year (or was it the year before!) I made some 'over-size' bow tie backs for curtains on a four poster bed - if I find the picture I will post it. I made them in 4 parts a large oblong padded out with bump (the bow bit!), a ring to be the knot, the embrace & long tails flaired out at the end again padded with pump. Put the ring over the oblong to form the scrunch in the middle & slotted the long tails throw the back of the ring & attached the embrace to the back......after all this typing (not my strong point) I hope this makes sense!
            Melanie



            Kind regards

            The Curtain Room

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            • #7
              Re: Bow tiebacks

              Thanks Alice it makes perfect sense, I had already changed my mind about the buckram once I had seen a picture of what she wants.

              Thanks for all your tips.

              Sue
              Sue

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