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RIBBON CREATIVE SUITE
(featuring Hapi Fabrics & Ribbons)
This collection of 7 fabulously easy and gift-able ribbon projects will inspire and satisfy your next crafting adventure! I designed each project with ease in mind and small yardage amounts so you can have the freedom to play with several of my designs and create one of a kind unique treasures for your loved ones and yourself! These projects feature my Hapi fabrics and ribbons from renaissanceribbons.com Enjoy and Happy, Happy Sewing! - Love, Amy

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Materials List

Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric

 

PROJECT ONE:  HEAVENLY HEADBAND

Finished size:  20-21" circumference with elastic; Ribbon Band:  16" length x width of ribbon(s)

Note:  The Headband can be made using 1 wide ribbon OR 2 narrow ribbons that are sewn side-by-side.  Ribbon and interfacing yardage is for one Headband.  You can get 3 Headbands from the Backing fabric yardage.

 

Ribbon Yardage Needed:

  •   For a 1 Ribbon Headband - 1/2 yard length of 1 ½” wide ribbon

OR 

  •   For a 2 Ribbon Headband - 2 – 1/2 yard lengths of 5/8” wide ribbon
  • 1/8 yard of voile fabric (or other light weight fabric) for Backing
  • 1/8 yard of lightweight fusible knit interfacing - (I use EK130 Easy Knit from Pellon®)
  • 5” length of 1/4” – 1/2” wide braided elastic or 5/8” wide fold-over elastic 
  • 1 spool of transparent thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread

 

PROJECT TWO:  MEMOIRE TOTE WITH LEATHER STRAPS

Finished size:  14 3/4" wide x 2" deep x 19" high (excluding straps)

 

  • 5/8 yard 56” wide linen/cotton home decor fabric for the Exterior
  • 1 ¼ yard 44” wide quilting cotton fabric for the Lining
  • 1/2 yard each of 7 coordinating ribbons
  • 1 package of 18” x 58” Soft and Stable® http://www.byannie.com/
  • 1 ¼ yard 20” wide fusible woven interfacing - (I use Shape Flex® SF 101 from Pellon®)
  • 2 leather belt straps – 3/4” wide x 32” long x 1/8” thick or one 1 ½” wide x 32” x 1/8” thick leather belt, split lengthwise using a Strap Cutter.
  • 8 – 7mm Double Cap Rivets 3/8” thick and Rivet Setting Tool 
  • Craftool Drive Punch 1/8”
  • Rubber mallet (found in most hardware stores)
  • 1 spool transparent thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • Chalk pencil
  • Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)

Note: You can find the Strap Cutter, Rivets, Drive Punch and Setting Tool on this website:  (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com)

 

PROJECT THREE:  TREASURE WRISTLET

Finished size:  9" wide x height of the ribbon widths (excluding strap); strap length 5 1/2"

  • 1/4 yard 44” wide quilting cotton for the Exterior
  • 1/4 yard 44” wide quilting cotton for the Lining
  • 1/8 yard 44” wide quilting cotton for the Strap
  • 1/3 yard each of 4 coordinating ribbons 

Note: The combined widths of the ribbons will determine the Wristlet Height.  See instructions for measuring details.

  • 1/3 yard 20” wide fusible woven interfacing - (I use Shape Flex® SF 101 from Pellon®)
  • 1 coordinating 12” invisible zipper
  • 1 spool transparent thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
  • Regular Zipper Foot (for your sewing machine)
  • Invisible Zipper Foot (for your sewing machine)

 

PROJECT FOUR:  BROCADE CUFF

Finished size:  Wrist circumference + 2 1/2" x width of your 2 ribbons

Note: Ribbon yardage listed is for 1 ribbon cuff; there is enough canvas and backing fabric for 4 additional cuffs, and interfacing for 2 additional cuffs.

  • Ribbon Yardage Needed:
    • 1st ribbon – 3/8 yard
    • 2nd ribbon – 3/8 yard
  • 1/8 yard 45” wide quilting cotton or Voile for Backing
  • 1/8 yard 60" wide Cotton Canvas (www.jamesthompson.com)
  • 1 spool transparent thread
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
  • 1 pkg of 4 Pearl Snap Fasteners (I used Prym-Dritz® - each cuff will take 1-2 snaps each depending on your cuff width.)
  • 1 vintage broach (optional)
  • Hammer and empty spool of thread for attaching the snaps - or use a Snap Fastener such as Dritz® "Easy Attacher®" Kit

 

PROJECT FIVE:  IMPERIAL BOOKMARKS

Finished size:  9" long (excluding bead fob) x width of ribbon(s)

Note: Ribbon yardage listed is for 1 bookmark.

Ribbon Bookmark

  • Ribbon Yardage Needed:
    • For a 1 Ribbon Bookmark- 5/8 yard of 2” wide ribbon OR
    • For a 2 Ribbon Bookmark – 5/8 yard of both 1 ½” wide main ribbon and 5/8” wide coordinating ribbon 
  • 1/8 yard Peltex®
  • 1 spool of transparent thread
  • Bead Fob (optional)
  • 1 ½ yards Cotton Braiding Cord 1mm (I used Natural Cotton Braiding Cord by Clubhouse Crafts™ )
  • 1 Main Bead (5/8”-3/4” in diameter) Note: make sure the center hole is large enough for 4 strands of the cotton braiding cord to pass through.
  • 30-32 Assorted Beads (1/4”-1/2” in diameter) used for Bead Fob Fringe. Note: make sure the center holes of the beads are large enough for one strand of cotton braiding cord to pass through.

(Great sources for beads are www.beadsbysandy.comwww.chevronbeads.com/catalog.htmlwww.fusionbeads.com  and www.beadparadise.com )

 

 

PROJECT SIX:  PYRAMID PILLOW

Finished size:  20" square

 

Note: Ribbon yardage listed is for 1 pillow.  The pillow can be made using 44" wide quilting fabric OR 54" wide mid-weight Home Decor Fabric.

  • Ribbon Yardage Needed:
    • For Center Ribbon - 5/8 yard of 2” wide ribbon AND
    • For the Side Ribbons - 1 1/4 yards of 5/8” wide coordinating ribbon
  • 3/4 yard Main Print for Pillow Front
  • 1 1/4 yards Coordinating Print for Pillow Back and Piping
  • 2 1/2 yards of (size 6/32”) cotton cording
  • 20” Pillow Form - I use Soft Touch® pillow forms from Fairfield®
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
  • 1 spool of transparent thread
  • Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
  • Zipper Foot (or Pearl/Piping Foot - for your sewing machine)

 

PROJECT SEVEN:  DREAM BIG MEMO BOARD

Finished size:  16" wide x 23" high x 1/2" thick

 

Note: The Inspiration Board can be made in different sizes.  Purchase enough fabric to cover the front of your piece of foam board with a 2" overhang on all 4 sides.

  • 3/4 yard 56” wide mid-weight home decor fabric 
  • 3/4 yard each of 3 different ribbon widths
  • 3/4 yard cotton muslin
  • 20”x 30” piece of foam board (1/2” thick)
  • 24" ruler or metal ruler
  • Craft utility knife
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Newspapers for easy clean up
  • Picture hanger (optional)

 

TOOLS NEEDED (for all 7 projects):

Scissors, Fabric marking pen/pencil, Straight pins, Fabric spray adhesive (I use - Sulky® KK2000™), Iron, Ironing Board, Press cloth, Ruler,  Rotary cutter & mat, Seam ripper