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    Default How to make handmade Browbands

    **Can this be made a sticky please? **

    Everyone is feeling the pinch of the recession at the minute, and every little helps.

    From this you will learn how to create your very own ribbon browbands for showing or
    to sell. It tellsyou exactly what you need to make a browband. This is a simple and relaxing pass time. You can also sell them to friends and family, and they make a lovely present!

    This thread will teach you how to make:
    3 Different brow band patterns: Shark tooth, zigzag, checkers.
    Rosettes
    Flags
    Lapels
    Hair bows
    It also includes handy hints.


    I will pop pictures up later on


    Checkers
    You will need ribbon of at least 2 different colours,
    each at least 3 meters long & 3mm-6mm wide.1
    browband, old or new & glue.

    Glue stripes of your ribbon covering the front of the band just after the loops of
    the band (glue the tips of the ribbon only, the rest should hang free). Make sure
    the ribbon is right next to each other, use as many pieces as it takes to cover the
    band (instructions show 3 pieces used).The thinner the ribbon you use the
    smaller the checkers.
    Next glue one long piece of ribbon (about 2 meters) to the back of the band so it
    points up, put glue over the tips of the ribbon on top of the band & stick the long
    piece down to the front.
    On the front fold the middle ribbon back but leave the top & bottom ribbon lying
    along the band. Next wrap the long ribbon around the band & then fold down the
    middle ribbon, fold back the top & bottom ribbon & wrap the long ribbon around
    again, keep doing this.
    When you reach the end of the browband glue the ribbon on the front onto the
    band & glue the long ribbon to the back. Cut off excess ribbon.


    Shark tooth
    You will need ribbon of 2 different colours, each at
    least 3 meters long & 6mm-12mm wide.1 browband,
    old or new & glue.

    Glue 2 pieces of ribbon just after the loops on the back of the band (glue the tips
    of the ribbon only, the rest should hang free). One piece should point up & the
    other down.
    Next take the ribbon pointing down & fold it up & over the browband on an angle,
    do not let it go loose.
    Fold the piece pointing up over the front of the other ribbon from its top left
    corner to its bottom right corner & you should have one triangle, keep repeating
    steps.
    When you reach the end of the browband glue the ribbon to the back of the
    browband. Cut off excess ribbon.

    Zigzag
    You will need ribbon of at least 2 different colours,
    each at least 4 meters long, one colour should be
    around 10mm wide, the other colour 3mm-6mm
    wide.1 browband, old or new & glue.
    Glue 2 thick pieces of ribbon just after the loops on the back of the band (glue
    the tips of the ribbon only, the rest should hang free). One piece should point up
    & the other down.
    Glue the thinner pieces next to the thick ribbon.
    Next take the ribbon pointing down & fold it up & over the browband on an angle,
    do not let it go loose.
    Fold the piece pointing up over the front of the other ribbon from its top left
    corner to its bottom right corner & you should have one zig zag, keep repeating
    steps.
    When you reach the end of the browband glue the ribbon to the back of the
    browband. Cut off excess ribbon.

    Rosettes
    You will need left over ribbon, felt, pen, something
    round (empty roll of small tape is perfect size), scissors & glue. (If
    you used thin ribbon for your browband it is a good
    idea to get thicker ribbon for the rosettes).

    First trace around something circle around 5 cm wide on the felt with the pen.
    Cut 2 circles out.
    Fold over some ribbon to look like a 7, apply a drop of glue & fold again into a
    triangle. Make however many it takes to go around the circle.
    To make folds cut some ribbon around 4cm long, apply glue as shown & fold
    over.
    Now arrange points & folds as you like, make a few layers.
    Last of all sew on a button or glue on a gemstone in the center of the rosette.
    Simply glue one to each end of the browband so you cannot see the browband.
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    More to come soon!

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    You really want a colour to your name dont you

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJ View Post
    You really want a colour to your name dont you
    I want to be speshul

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    NR helped me when I was feeling the pinch

    Unfortunately I have yet to attempt to make something

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    I'm gonna try making one I reckon, though why Q needs a fancy ribbon browband i'll never know!!

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    Perhaps add some Youtube videos to show the detail?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Soot View Post
    Perhaps add some Youtube videos to show the detail?
    I will do soon, a bit busy the next couple of weekends but due a week off soon so will put plenty up!

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    You got your sticky, now for the colour

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    Ohhh, sounds fun! Neither pony needs one but i'm going to make them some anyway

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    Brilliant idea NRachel!
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