It's actually used in smocking...but when using in ribbons...you only do one row pattern and you get this beautiful ribbon trim.
Step 1: The Tulip Ribbon Trim- Materials
Needle and scissor
pen - optional.
Step 2: How to make your Tulip
Mark the width of the ribbon along the length of the ribbon and then the center point...check pictures
Joint the corner dots.. and whip stitch...then bring the joint to the center dot...you would form a sort of 45 degree angle on either side..tack it in.
Now again join the corner dots...don't pull thread...leave loose and whip stitch the corners again...repeat the steps till you get the desired length.
Once done...fluff out the right side upwards ( in the direction you sewed).
step back and enjoy your work :-)
Now that your have made your ribbon trim...how about sewing something to fix it on???
interested? read on
Step 3: Make a sketch
See if you can use the fabric or T-shirts you already have in hand but are not using..
It's always better to recycle..then spend extra money :-)
I had 2 T's...one was my husbands which was tooo small for him...and then the other was in a cut that he would never wear! ( was a gift or so)
so yeah...I used both to make me a nice top :-)
Step 4: T-shirt Modification
2 t- shirts....same color...one fitted...one extra large so you have loads of fabric