How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim
When I recently came across this white ribbon trim, I wanted to figure out how they made it. My last post on ribbon trim was so well received, I thought I would share the results with you.
For the unit of measure, I’m using ribbon width. I got this idea from Candice Kling, who has written quite a bit on ribbon techniques–she uses this as her unit of measure, so everything she demonstrates can scale up or down easily.
I will also alternate between a paper model, and ribbon, in this post. I find it’s a better way to illustrate how this works.
Marking the ribbon:
I use disappearing chalk on the ribbon, and mark lines perpendicular to the selvedges. These lines alternate–1/3 ribbon width, then 2/3 ribbon width, and so forth.
For example, if you used a 3″ wide ribbon, then the 1/3 width would be 1″,…
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