Sunday, April 28, 2013

How to make your shoes more beautiful with silk ribbon?

 Do you want make your shoes more beautiful? in fact,it's so easy,just follow our steps,you can do it yourself!!

 This is a great little thing to do to plain flats. Or plain pumps. Best with nothing on the toe already. You can also add the ribbons to the outside of the shoe instead of the inside for a "wrap around" look. I'd use hot glue if you decided to do that instead.

 What you need:

1.Organza Ribbon or Silk Ribbon(i buy ribbon online from )

All Steps
1. Cut a yard and a half of wide silk ribbon. Cut that in half. Then cut in half again. You should now have four lengths of ribbon.

2. I think it's best to sew to shoe if possible. That way if you want to change it or just plain don't like it, it's easy to rip out the seams with a seam ripper. But if you're shoe is too thick you can always use hot glue for the next part.
If you are sewing, put on the shoe and pin ribbon to shoe where you want it be on the top of your foot.

3. Either sew or hot glue to shoe. As I mentioned earlier you can either sew to inside or hot glue to outside for a "wrapped" ribbbon look.

4. Cut ends of ribbon at an angle.

5. And spray them with no fray spray.

Done.  It's so easy,right?

How to DIY Woven Ribbon Sweater ?

In the U.S. I haven’t seen any clothing brands create their own version of this – which is just begging to be DIY’d! (Check out Outsapop and A Pair and a Spare for their coverage of this idea; and The Hearabouts’ DIY version.)  It’s amazingly simple, and the best part is that next year when fashion marches on…you can just pull out the ribbon, fluff out the yarns in your sweater, and nothing’s the worse for wear.  The only thing that’s better than a DIY is a DIY that is only permanent as long as you need it to be!

What You Need:

*chunky-knit sweater
*double face satin ribbon (I buy ribbon from


*measuring tape
*hand-sewing needle & matching thread (not pictured)


1. First, even before buying your ribbon, you need to measure your sweater to find out how much you will need.  Use a flexible measuring tape and, starting at the bottom of the sweater, start measuring upwards, zigzagging the tape back and forth to mimic how the ribbon will cross over once woven.

At the top of the track of weaving, note the measurement on the tape.  Double it to get the full length of ribbon for the weaving part.

If you are going to create bows at the bottom of the weaving track, create a bow in the measuring tape and add that length to the total length of the track.  That is the entire length of ribbon you will need for one woven area.  I chose 2 areas of ribbon; thus I doubled the measurement for the total amount of ribbon I needed to buy. (But since I’ll be doing two rows, I’ll need 2 continuous lengths for each track – something to keep in mind when you’re doing your calculations.)

2. Cut your DIY Ribbon into the length you need for one row of weaving (+ a little more if you can).  Wrap a piece of tape around both cut ends tightly, into a cone shape.  This should work in place of a needle for your ribbon (though you can use a large-eye needle, yarn needle, or a safety-pin for your ribbon if you want).

3. Start at the top of the woven row, in the center of one of the cables, from the back of the sweater.  Poke a small hole between the knit on either side of the cable, and bring the ends of the ribbon to the front of the sweater.

4. Poke a small hole at the bottom of the first cable knot, in the center.  Bring both the ribbon ends into the hole and to the inside of the sweater.
5. Repeat to create a ladder of “V’s”, made in ribbon, down the front of the sweater.  As you go, fluff out the ribbon that shows on the front periodically, and flatten the sweater so that you aren’t “scrunching” the cable too much.

6. At the bottom of the row, tie ribbon into a bow.

7. Repeat for the other side.

8. Try your piece on, and eyeball where you want the fashion ribbon ends to fall.  Cut, and then seal the cut ends with a flame.

9.  To make the bows more permanent, hand-sew a couple stitches into the backs of the bows so they don’t loosen on you as you wear it.  Hand-wash and lay flat to dry when it’s time for the laundry.;-)

So easy, right?

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Friday, April 26, 2013

The Way of Use Ribbon to Display Wedding Seating Cards

    Wedding seating cards are often the first thing your guests will see as they arrive at your reception. Seating cards tell your guests where they are sitting. When displayed with ribbon, they can make a first impression that sets the tone for the entire night. From frilly to elegant, use ribbon and a little creativity to create an easy-to-assemble seating card display that can't be missed.

Things You'll Need

  1. Spring Ribbon
  2. Seating cards
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape

    Prepare Your Materials
  1.  Purchase ribbon for your seating card display. Choose a color that matches or compliments your wedding colors. Consider purchasing four or five different types of ribbon.such as with polka dots, stripes and solid ribbon.
  2.  Experiment with a variety of display options. Ribbon can create a backdrop for your seating cards or serve as the surface to hold your cards in place.
  3. Cut blank pieces of paper the approximate size of your seating cards. Make a blank card for every person or couple attending to ensure your display is large enough.
        Woven Seating Card Display
  4. Use a cork board or poster board large enough to accommodate all of your seating cards.
  5. Cover the board with decorative paper and staple ribbon across the board, spacing each piece two or three inches apart, depending on the size of your seating cards.
  6. Weave another color of ribbon through the horizontal ribbon. Pull the weave taut and staple the ribbon ends to the back of the board.
  7. Stuff the back of your seating cards into the weave. Bend the cards at the fold so the fronts with your guests' names hang unobstructed over the ribbon.
        Wedding Seating Card Garland
  8. Tie one end of ribbon at eye level near the entrance of your reception area. Tie the other end so the ribbon slightly droops like a clothes line to create a garland-style display.
  9. Attach a second ribbon near the first if you have a large number of seating cards.
  10. Use decorative mini-clothes pins to hang your wedding seating cards from the ribbon.
  11. Tie one end of ribbon to a high point near the entrance. Clip the remaining wedding cards to the vertical ribbon.
  12. Give each piece of ribbon a slight tug to ensure your display is secure. Tape the ends in place if possible.
  13. Store your ribbon with the seating cards. Take a picture of your display if someone else will be setting them up on the big day.

    Tips & Warnings

        You can go to a ribbon website to buy ribbon on line ,because you can buy discout ribbon.of course,Buy more ribbon than you think you'll need. This will save someone from having to make an emergency trip to the store if you don't have enough.

        If you can't find decorative clothes pins, buy them plain at a craft shop. Add a light coat of paint and some glitter so your display sparkles.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Do you know how to make socks with ribbon?

I am not a master seamstress. This is how I make my ruffled socks. I’m sure there are other ways to make them that may even be better, but this method works great for me. 

I've never used double ruffle ribbon but i make ribbon ruffle socks all the time. Looks like they layered 2 ribbons.

I turn a sock inside out & stretch it over the arm of my sewing machine. Usually sewing machines have a wider part you can "pop" off to just use the arm. Then I just use a zig zag stitch to sew the ribbon to the sock. By stretching the sock over the arm it ruffles it automatically (once you remove it). You don't have to worry about sewing right on the edge of the sock either since the sock edge will be hidden by the ribbon ruffle.

If you use 2 ribbons then you can sew both at once - just be careful to keep them lined up so the underneath one is getting caught. I layer 5/8 over 7/8 for little ones & 7/8 over 1 1/2 for girls over about 12-18 months. I just use ribbon straight from the roll & cut it once I've over lapped where I started by about 1/2 an inch.

Does this make sense? These are some I made for another Hip Girl for Easter.

Things You'll Need

2.two white socks
3.Watch A quick 4.6 minute instructional video on how to add ribbon to your embroidered socks.

The Way to Make a Hair Bow

Hair bows are cute, elegantly simple, and funny. They're also very easy to make, Do you want have a try? So you can follow us!


Figure 8 hair bow

1. Assemble the supplies needed. These are listed below under "Things You'll Need".
 2. Fold the ribbon. Fold the ribbon into a figure 8, three times.
3. Trim the excess ribbon with scissors, and repeat to make a second bow.
4. Use the needle and thread to tightly sew the two bows together.
  • Create a monochromatic bow with matching ribbon or use a different color for the second bow for a complementary effect.

5. Affix a decorative accent piece to the center of the bow, securing it with hot glue

 6. Spread a layer of hot glue onto the alligator clip. Place the bow onto the clip and hold them tightly together until the glue hardens.

7. Make another hair bow by applying a layer of glue onto a small area just off center on theheadband. Securely affix a bow to the headband. Now go and rock your girly look.


Take time to get the bow shapes correct; if you're frustrated, take a break and come back to it later, as a matter of common sense.

Things You'll Need

  • Figure 8 bow:
  • 2 15 inch lengths of 7/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Decorative accent
  • Hot glue gun
  • Alligator clip
  • Hair band
  • Liquid fray check (optional)
    • Other bows:
  • Fabric/ old clothes
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Elastic
  • Clip//bobby pin
  • Hot glue (optional)