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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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!

  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.

  12. Fantastic blog, Thanks for sharing. Keep posting like this.
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