:: All About Dog Bow Bands and Topknots ::
By Lynne McGuire
All dog bows hand crafted by Doggie Bow Ties have small
elastic bands attached so
that you will NOT have to double the bow bands over when placing
your dog bow into the topknot.
I would like to explain what I mean when I say that the
smaller bands will not have to be doubled over
when placing the bow. The bands on
the back of the bow are not meant to hold the topknot . You must fashion your
topknot first using separate bands before you place the bow into the
topknot. The reason for this is twofold. First, the bands on the
back of the bow will not last if they are doubled over again and
again. Secondly, your topknot will look better and hold better if
you make it first, and then slip the bow onto the finished topknot.
It is a matter of personal preference what size bands that you use
to make your topknot with. You will have to experiment with
different size bands and decide what works best for you and the
thickness of your dog's hair. So to place a bow onto the topknot,
please follow these steps:
Make your topknot
using band/s that you have doubled over.
Place your dog bow on the topknot. If
the dog bow you are using has 1/4" bands they will not need to be
If your dog's topknot is not
very thick and you would like to secure the
bow better, follow these steps to make a two section
Split the topknot in half
making a front section that is banded, and a
back section that is banded.
On the front half
of your topknot, place your bow.
Now take the front section of
the topknot, and the back section of the
topknot, and band them together
just above the bow that you have placed. This
locks in the bow.
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