Friday, February 5, 2010

Fabric/ribbon embellishment tutorial


The fabric embellishment is so "in" right now. In this tutorial I will try to show how to do this.



Okay, this tutorial is for this fiber embellishment which can "embellish" anything - clothes, pocketbooks, jackets, etc. You need a ring - either metal or plastic. I bought the 24 mm size rings which I think are a bit too small. Next time I'll go with the larger size. It isn't going to show anyway because it will be covered by a yoyo or button or both and it will give more room to pull through the fabric.




I cut the fabric strips 10" long by 1 or 1 1/4" wide. Then I fold the strip lengthwise and iron it so that it is now about 1/2 inch wide.



Then I fold it over and put the loop end into the ring as shown. Put the two ends of the fabric through the loop and pull tight.













Continue to add trims/ribbons/yard until you have the ring as full as you want.



Trim the ends on an angle.











Then try out different yoyos
(learn how to make yoyos without a yoyo maker here). The yoyo helps to cover all the loops of fabric, yarns, etc. Then I put on a button to top it up! Super cute, I think.


15 comments:

  1. I just love this! Thanks for the tutorial. Adding to my to do list.

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  2. It's a good thing you didn't put my attempt on there using a hair elastic (it doesn't work!)..

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  3. I still could put your hair elastic on here.... in a "what not to do" area. Ha ha

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  4. This is just so darling, it's killin' me! I l-o-v-e your embroidered header. Great work, girls!

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  5. This is really cute--so fun! Thanks for sharing--I hope you link again!

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  6. That is totally cute! I've gotta get me some of those rings so I can make some. :)

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  7. Very cute, love simple adorable things like this. Thanks for the great post.

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  8. Oh my, so much easier to make than it looks. Cute!

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  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, and thanks a bunch for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon :)

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  10. How darling! This is so cute and perfect for embellishing all kinds of things- love it! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and Happy New Year!

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  11. This is just so great. I love the final look and your tutorial was so concise. I bought something like this last week and spent way too much for it. You have me inspired. Thanks for sharing this on Motivated Monday at Becolorful.
    Pam

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