New "How to make a bow" TUTORIAL by FORTINO37

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Fortino37, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, at that part of the video when Art requested they turn off the camera I started cursing at the screen!!! I spoke to Rick and he said...'trial and error'... damn it!
     
  2. RAH

    RAH New in Town

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    Do you still have this pdf tutorial? Your link above doesn't work any longer.
     
  3. ChicagoWayVito

    ChicagoWayVito Practically Family

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    You are very close, not so much the contrasting colors as that was already copied by many but had to do with how he made a particular keeper. He showed me in 2017 and then told me that he better not see it on any of my hats :) and I have honored that. I could probably ask him about it now that he has retired. I kept the bow and the keeper in case I wanted to redo it. It comes down to a specific fold as you assemble the keeper.

    :) I think we all cursed a little. I agree with the trial and error. I once thought that every bow I made regardless of the bow design needed to be two pieces (the bow with hatband and then the keeper). Once I liberated myself and said to hell with that, I can do this in 3 pieces instead I got better results in the styles of bows. For a classic bow, by all means two pieces work just fine.
     
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  4. Mustang Mike's Hats

    Mustang Mike's Hats A-List Customer

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    Someone out there did film a hatmaker creating a 2 piece grosgrain ribbon hatband (either Instagram or FB). I tried to find it, but for the life of me I can't locate it. If any of you guys come across it. Put the link up on this thread please. Right now, I do all of mine in three piece.
     
  5. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    I followed this one from Tim/Purebeaver and it was very helpful:
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA-aj_-gaBX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
  6. Mustang Mike's Hats

    Mustang Mike's Hats A-List Customer

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    Thanks jlee! The one I saw was a red hatband (I think) and it was a two piece. That said, the one Tim did IS great!!!
     
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