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« on: October 26, 2007 08:18:58 AM »

Ok, I went thru a phase where I was all about the Grosgrain Ribbon...so much so that I would order ribbon directly from the manufacturer (The Ribbon Outlet...wonderful place). Now, two years later - I have a butt load of it.

Any ideas of what I should do with it? I have done belts and purses - but since I am doing a lot of quilting and clothing...I would love some ideas on how I could incorporate it into those types of things...


just random ideas on what I can do...help! Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007 08:35:42 AM »

some ideas may include trimming around almost anything: pillows, lampshades, detail on shoes, on jackets, on shirts (around the collar, line just under the bustline, on the hemline, diagonal lines, make a sort of plaid shirt with a bunch of different sizes)... there are lots of lovely things you can do with ribbons... i put trim around a bland looking corkboard... just get creative... look around your house (or closet) and say "what can i change and add to this?" create an entire new look for anything... Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007 08:40:26 AM »

You could knit it...or crochet

« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007 08:45:05 AM »

ahh!!! I would LOVE to have that in my stash! Although I'd probably never use it, lol.. Here's my ideas

-Straps on tank tops
-you can use it to trim the edges of jeans, when my daughters jeans are too short, i cut them/fold them into capris and sew ribbon around the hem for a decorative look
-you can make a bulletin board with criss cross ribbons to hold stuff
-weave them into fabric for purses, pillows, etc
-trim quilts, make 'crazy quilts' with ribbons and scrap fabric
-streamers or 'ribbon wands'
-glue them to photo frames and hang them on the wall
-make hair bows!
-make shoelaces?
-make very nice big bows and use them on gifts as 'reusable' bows
-crochet with them if you know how
-wrap them arond floral vases
-use them in scrapbooking

and heres a website i found with 101 ideas: http://pickofthepatch.typepad.com/pick_of_the_patch/2007/07/101-uses-for-ri.html

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007 09:48:55 AM »

I have a hat made out of grosgrain ribbon, and a pillow, too.
No, really.

Just figure out some sort of attractive  way to combine them and then make 'fabric' by stitching each edge together to another piece with about a 2 cm overhang.

For the hat, just start in the center of the crown/top of the hat, and work in a overlapping spiral stitching, adding width outward until you get to the width of the crown, then stay steady for the crown length.
Start flaring back out for the brim.

I swear it turns out cute...

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007 01:10:01 PM »

1.  Give that ribbon to ME!!!!
2.  Basket weave ribbons, sew to fabric, make pillows.
3.  Make your own check book covers and trim with ribbon.
4.  Watch bands
5.  Cute shoe strings for little ones
6.  Cut 8", embroider your name, fold in half, slide a D-ring to crease.  Sew to close 3 open edges.  You have a new luggage tag!
7.  Same thing, use O-ring for key fob.
8.  Check out www.skitzoleezrastudio.blogspot.com for my post about being a ribbon whore (or hoarder, I forget which).
9.  See Number 1.

« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007 01:16:25 PM »

Make this skirt!!!  Grin If I could sew, this skirt would be the first thing I'd make!


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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2007 02:11:45 PM »

You could sew them as stripes down the side of a pair of jeans. I also thought of sewing a line down the center of a ribbon, and gathering it, to put a stripe down the front of a shirt to match the stripes on the pants.

Crocheting it into a floor rug would be a nice and easy idea too.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2007 07:34:06 PM »

Keep your eyes open for babies and make a taggie blanket gift.

« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007 08:10:33 PM »

Send it to me?  Cheesy

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