Synopses & Reviews
The art of fashioning decorative accents with ribbons is enjoying a revival among today's crafters, who find it the perfect way to add lovely touches to clothing, personal items, household accessories, and more.
Reproduced from a rare vintage edition, this profusely illustrated how-to book describes how to fold and sew lengths of ribbon to create dramatic ruffles, bows, and bands. You'll also learn how to use ribbon to fashion appealing florals; daisies, chrysanthemums, rosebuds, violets, petunias, dahlias, sunflowers, and even complete bouquets. Then use these charming ribbon creations to trim a hat, decorate baby clothes and lingerie, add a luxurious touch to lampshades and cushions, or embellish shoes, baby carriages, blankets, coat hangers, and much more.
Step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to proceed. No special talent, other than minimal sewing skill, is required to learn ribbon art techniques and experience the satisfaction of creating an attractive item for yourself, your home, or a special someone.
Profusely illustrated how-to book describes over 30 ways to add decorative touches to clothing, household accessories, and more. Easy instructions for folding and sewing strips of ribbon into dramatic bows, ruffles, bands, and fashioning them into daisies, grapes, chrysanthemums, rosebuds, violets, petunias, dahlias, sunflowers, bouquets, and more.
Fold and sew ribbon strips into daisies, grape clusters, rosebuds, dahlias, violets, and much more. Over 30 projects. Illustrations and simple instructions.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Ribbons Designations of Widths Uses of Ribbons Flat Ribbon Trimming Ruffled and Plaited Ribbons Ribbon Gathered in the Middle Ribbon Gathered along one edge Ribbon Gahered Zigzag Single Knife-Plaited Ribbon Double Knife-Plaited Ribbon Single Box Plaiting Double Box Plaiting Triple Box Plaiting Ribbon Petals and Beading Ribbon Petals Sewing Petals on a Band Beading Ribbon Bows Bows Made without Needle and Thread Girdle Bow Tied Bows Bows Made with Needle and Thread Pump Bow Rose Bow Full-Blown Ribbon Bow Zigzag Bow Bat-Wing Bow Show-All Bow Moth, or Butterfly, Bow Ribbon Rosettes and Flowers Rosettes Camera Rosette Pinwheel Rosette Turbine Rosette Petal-and-Ruffle Rosette Ribbon Flowers and Fruits Cabochon Foundations Ribbon Grapes Ribbon Daisies Ribbon Chrysanthemum Full-Blown Rose Rosebuds Wild Rose Rapid Rose Tiny Roses Ribbon Violets Corsage Bouquet Petunias Dahlias and Sunflowers