Make a Prize-Ribbon Pincomments (5) October 9th, 2008
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
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread
- 1-inch fabric-covered button kit
- Hot glue
- A pinback
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.
2. Machine-sew a straight stitch down the right edge of the ribbon to secure the pleats, removing the pins as you go.
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!