Make a Prize-Ribbon Pin

comments (5) October 9th, 2008     

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kaytet kayte terry, contributor
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Wear a pink ribbon in style!
Angle your pleats slightly as you pin so the ribbon curls easily.
Start your prize ribbon by making a circle with the ribbon and pinning, then coil the ribbon over the first layer.
Wear a pink ribbon in style!

Wear a pink ribbon in style!

Photo: Kayte Terry

I love ribbons, so I am thrilled to be making ribbon projects in honor of the "Make It Pink" challenge here on CraftStylish. This simple prize-ribbon pin project can be made in about 30 minutes and is an interesting new way to wear a pink ribbon on your lapel.

What you'll need:

  • 2 yards grosgrain ribbon at least 1 inch wide
  • Scraps of other ribbon
  • 2-inch wool felt circle
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • 1-inch fabric-covered button kit
  • Hot glue
  • A pinback

Angle your pleats slightly as you pin so the ribbon curls easily.

1. Starting at one end of the ribbon, fold the raw edge under 1/4 inch and pin. Make a 1/4-inch-wide, slightly angled fold every 1/2 inch on the right edge of the ribbon. Pin each fold. You will notice that the ribbon is going to curl. Continue pinning. Fold the raw edge at the other end of the ribbon under 1/4 inch and pin.


Remember to remove pins as you sew!

2. Machine-sew a straight stitch down the right edge of the ribbon to secure the pleats, removing the pins as you go.


Start your prize ribbon by making a circle with the ribbon and pinning, then coil the ribbon over the first layer.

3. Starting from the outside of the prize ribbon, wrap the ribbon in a spiral. Pin and then handstitch to secure.

4. Following the manufacturer's instructions, make a fabric-covered button with a piece of scrap ribbon. Hot-glue the button to the center of the prize ribbon.

5. Cut five or six different lengths of ribbon to hang from the prize ribbon. Fan them out slightly and handsew together. Sew to the back of the prize ribbon as desired. Cut a dovetail at the end of each ribbon.

6. Hot-glue the felt circle to the back of the prize ribbon to cover the raw edges of the ribbons.

7. Hot-glue a pinback to the center top of the prize ribbon.

Stay tuned for some more fun things to do with ribbons!

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Comments (5)

tamdoll writes: Finished ribbons!
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28742/prize-ribbon-pins



Posted: 8:53 am on November 30th
kaytet writes: jamikath and tamdoll- i love that you both came up with such different uses for these! so great!
Posted: 3:39 pm on November 22nd
JamiKath writes: I'm going to make these in sports team colors to give out to the ladies in the family. A perfect way for the southern woman to show her team spirit! Thanks!
Posted: 7:38 pm on November 15th
tamdoll writes: I am loving this idea, thinking of how to make a bunch of these to give out as prizes at a pie-bake-off I'm organizing at the library.
Posted: 1:47 pm on October 23rd
susanstars writes: oh, cute!
Posted: 7:36 pm on October 9th
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