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« on: December 11, 2004 12:07:36 AM »

I have a bag full of ribbons that I purchased from joanns.  They are various lengths and sizes.  I was just wanted your feedback on creative ways to use them.  I don't have girls so wouldn't need to make hair bows. Help!
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004 05:14:15 AM »

Make some of those cute Tuxedo Jeans, I saw them on a comercail recently. (maybe Sarah Jessica Parker for Gap??)  The jeans had a stripe of ribbon sewwed up the side seam of the pants. Looks reall cute & dressed them up a bit.   =)
I like the look of ribbons sewn horizially just above the hem of an A- line skirt, or on the bottom of the hem of 3/4 lenght sleeves. 
& there is always ribbon belts (good with 1 1/2 inch  or 1 oinch wide ribbon) with D rings. Or braelets & chokers the same way with 1inch or thiner ribbon.   
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2004 10:18:40 AM »

curtains! sorta like a beaded curtain but with ribbons....you could just take the smaller pieces and sew them together to make long pieces Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2004 10:39:21 AM »

I used to LOVE getting bags of those from Jo-Ann's. But mine doesn't carry them anymore.  Sad

« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2004 02:07:11 AM »

I made curtains out of ribbons once, and it looked great. Simply hang them, and hold them down with heavier knick knacks - I used cheap metallic bangles so it tinkled in the wind...

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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2004 05:14:47 PM »

I'm absolutely obsessed wiht the idea of getting a cute pair of jeans and sewing ribbons in different directions all over the jeans.  Some going horizontally, others diagonally, some straight up and down. 

However, my ideas never really turn out so great.  So for a simpler idea, ribbon belts are simple and cute.

Good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004 08:28:36 AM »

hehe you could always give this dress a try: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15736.0

I lace my shoes with ribbon, bright colors look really cool.  You can wrap tape around the ends to keep it from fraying Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2004 08:57:34 PM »

If you have a sweater that's plain looking, and your ribbon is long enough to either do the two front panels, or the collar, or the buttons, or the bottom part of the sweater.  Of course, there's always the shirt of any kind will work.  I remember seeing someone selling to celeb on the embellished wife-beater shirt.  You can definitely do that.

If you are a stamper, you can def. use it to embellish cards.  Or for scrapbooking.

Meantime, you can use it to decorate small box for gifting purposes.
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2004 09:06:57 PM »

I'm addicted to those bags!  and I have a probem cutting my ribbons up...  lol.  but today I did finally use two of my ribbons!

I really love the ribbon idea for pillow cases.

« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2004 04:31:16 AM »

-use them to cover up exposing cords in your house
-create little trinkets (xmas ornaments) and then use the ribbon to hang them
-you could sew a few together add a few snaps or buttons to create cuff(wristbands..not sure what they are called)
- use them to add alittle extra cuteness to unsual things around the house like an umbrella or a towel
- Create ribbon roses? Im sure theres a sign on how to make those somwhere on google

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