Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fabric Ribbons

Like most people who sew, I have a hard time getting rid of left over fabric. Hence, I have an ever growing collection of fabric scraps. What to do? The other day I decided to make "fabric ribbons" and see how many creative ways I could use them. Here are my ideas. If you have other ideas to share I would love to hear from you! Instructions for making the fabric ribbons are at the end of this post.

Hair ribbons:

Shoe Laces: Napkin Rings:


Wrap a Present:


Instructions: Cut a strip of fabric the length and 4 times the width of your desired finished ribbon length and width. (All of my ribbons are approximately 44" long.) Press ends under. Press in half lengthwise. Unfold center crease and press both unfinished edges towards middle. Sew. Enjoy!

9 comments:

A-M said...

Fabulous idea! A-M xx

Greet said...

I'm glad about this post because I always have difficulties to wrap a present! Well-done! And thank you!

Greet

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea for the scraps ~ they are so cute! I love the way you show them being used.

I just signed up to follow your blog. If I find at least 3 posts I love on a blog, I follow {and I just got started looking through yours}!

Amanda said...

So many wonderful ideas!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Fabulous ideas!
Thanks for sharing!

mary'smom said...

Oooooh! So very pretty, useful and thrifty!

Kimbo West said...

OH! So cute. I always have scraps and I am such a hoarder I can't throw them away! these ideas are perfect!!!1

Miyamotos said...

What a great idea! I'm always looking for ways to use my scrap fabrics!
Jenn :)

Ocean Peg said...

Great idea. Could probably use them on my wine glass necklace holders instead of regular ribbons.
Will have to give it a try....
Before doing so...
http://oceanpeg.blogspot.com/2010/04/wine-tasters-wine-glass-necklace.html

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