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Old 20-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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I have a plain black leather browband that came off my bridle when I was given my bling dressage browband, and I want to make something to stick on him for hacking. I know what colours I want - aqua, navy and silver - and I know how to make a sharkstooth browband, but there are a few things I need to know.

1. How do you make the little rosette things? I think they look so much better with them... Is there a pattern somewhere?
2. How much ribbon am I going to need? I'm just going to go with satin, I can pick it up cheap at a local shop (I got 1m of red ribbon for $5, for Latte when he was going through his kicking stage)
3. What's the best way of keeping them looking brand new?
4. What's the best way to keep them together? Hot glue? Something else?

I just can't afford to buy a browband made for me by a professional specifically to my order, and I have the base browband, so I would like to make my own.

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1. How do you make the little rosette things? I think they look so much better with them... Is there a pattern somewhere? What type of rosette? As far as I know the circular ones that most browbands have you make with a sewing machine and would be to difficult (browband makers buy them I think).. but the diamondy ones are easy.. This website is pretty good
Step-by-step BROWBAND ROSETTES

2. How much ribbon am I going to need? I'm just going to go with satin, I can pick it up cheap at a local shop (I got 1m of red ribbon for $5, for Latte when he was going through his kicking stage)
You need two metres of each colour ribbon.. 7mm wide works well
3. What's the best way of keeping them looking brand new?
I sprayed mine with scotchguard.. lasted ages
4. What's the best way to keep them together? Hot glue? Something else?
A good quality hot glue.. so skimp otherwise it just falls apart..
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I have always wanted to start making my own because new onesare just so expensive.
I have a link as well but I think it is the same one so I wont bother posting it
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I have always wanted to start making my own because new onesare just so expensive.
I have a link as well but I think it is the same one so I wont bother posting it
I've made quite a few..
depends what type you want..

If it's anything besides a simple one than I'd just buy one haha.
I loveeee Magic Browbands
I know I've made my own bling ones before.. but by the time you buy the browband, ribbon, diamontes, flags etc etc etc than you could have bought one of Magics which looks waaaay better than anyone I could make anyway. The only ones I make now are the simple work browbands Nice and easy.
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I just want something to class up my ride lol, I'm not a real bling person so simply plain ones would probably suit me better
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I just want something to class up my ride lol, I'm not a real bling person so simply plain ones would probably suit me better
Them ones are really simple to make

Trying to find a pdf file I have on all the different patterns there are but I can't find it! grr
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well the only thing i can answer is how to keep them looking brand new which is, only put it on a clean horse and use a browband cover
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I normally make a new one every show... love the change. Easy when you practice and practice some more. Just a note - I do not use hot glue as it get everywhere and things fall off when the wheather gets too hot... Just head down to spotlight and hit the ribbon section and/or there is a great website based in SA...
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well the only thing i can answer is how to keep them looking brand new which is, only put it on a clean horse and use a browband cover
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Thanks for the link Lauren

I really want a round frill one, my Grandma could probably do the stitching. She's brilliant with a needle and thread, makes quilts by hand and they're better than ones made with a machine. Although that said I do like the look of the star ones too, I just prefer the round ones. I wonder if Magic would make them for me in the colours I want and post them down if I paid her to?

Is there a diagram somewhere how to make a diamond pattern maybe? I mean I can make sharkstooth but I think diamond looks awesome.

Kathy that's a good point, what glue can I use then, that won't ruin the ribbon?
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