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This is a beautiful ribbon trim...I call it The Tulip...cause it looks like it!
It's actually used in smocking...but when using in ribbons...you only do one row pattern and you get this beautiful ribbon trim.
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Step 1: The Tulip Ribbon Trim- Materials

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Satin Ribbon-  washed so the starch is removed...which make it easier to manipulate.
Matching thread
Needle and scissor
pen - optional.

Step 2: How to make your Tulip

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To start with...let's take a 1" satin ribbon...wash it so that the starch is removed....this makes it easier to manipulate the ribbon.
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

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First make a sketch of the pattern you want...

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

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Materials -
2 t- shirts....same color...one fitted...one extra large so you have loads of fabric

HollyMann2 years ago
Great job - so cute!!!! :)
shazni (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thanks a lot!
Love it! the satin tulip trim looks awesome :)
shazni (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz2 years ago
Thanks Muhaiminah!
you're welcome! you can make a matching hair bow with that satin lace :)
786Ayesha2 years ago
This is really nice.Love it.Thanks for the idea.
tdc22022 years ago
Really cute! I wish I was still young and skinny so I could wear one! :)
shazni (author)  tdc22022 years ago
If you feel young no matter how high the digits go...you will always be young ! The fact that you are in this site wanting to learn shows that you are young :-)
Also you do not have to be slim to wear this ... Make the top longer... Couple if inches above the knee would do ... The curves ( princess line) being highlighted by the trim will give the illusion of a slim and well shaped form. I know as my moms a great seamstress! Try and let me know how it goes :-)
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
shazni (author)  sabu.dawdy2 years ago
Thanks! I've finished the ribbon trim and attached it!
Cute! I've seen that style shirt before; I really like it :)
shazni (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks :-)
sunshiine2 years ago
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
shazni (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Your welcome ! It's nice to hear from you :-)