Monday, November 10, 2008

Ruffled Ribbon

If there is one thing you can be certain to find on my layouts, it is ribbon! I just love the stuff! I never get sick of using it and I can assure you that I can never have enough of it! ;) To me, it is the perfect touch to any project, adding texture, dimension and color.
I am always trying to come up with different ways of using it. On one of my latest pages, I hand-sewed the ribbon to give it added dimension, with a bit of a romantic edge. Here is how I did it...

First, I weaved thread through the center of the ribbon using large, spaced stitches. Make sure to knot the end of the thread.

When I reached the end, I pulled the ribbon towards the knotted end of the thread to give it the gathered, ruffeled look.
Next, I knotted the other end of the thread to finish it off.

Voila! It is complete!

This technique is so simple and so easy to do! Be sure to give it a try! :)

Gina :)


  1. This is great. I have soooooo much ribbon and am always trying to figure out some way to use it. TFS!

  2. You are very welcome! It is really so easy!!! time, can someone remind me to polish my nails and use some hand cream? Geesh! *sigh*

  3. Love that idea! Can't wait to try it out!

  4. Now that's a cool one! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is fantastic and just the thing I needed to finish a project I'm working on.

    Thanks so much for the tutorial, I was wondering how you did that.

  6. thanks for sharing this with us !

  7. Thats an excellent way to add dimension to your layouts will be using thatmyself. Thank you for sharing.

  8. nice simple technique just what i like x

  9. What a wonderful technique with the ribbon! Love the look!