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Custom Ribbon Fabric Tutorial

With just a few items and you custom create your own fabric with May Arts Ribbon! You will need a sewing machine that can do a wide zig zag stitch, thread in whatever color you choose, various pieces of May Arts Ribbon and Scissors.



Blog post by: Kendra Wiggins


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  1. Holly B

    How clever – I love it!

  2. Carina Nilsson

    I have just discovered MayArts Ribbons because of a sales offer from one of my wholesalers. I got one kind of ribbon that has diamond stitched pattern and I just love it! Then I found the website and now I'm hooked! This great idea to make your own fabric using May Arts Ribbons is just wonderful and I will link to it from my own page here at Facebook! 🙂
    Carinas Scraprum

  3. Sue D

    This is such a fun way to use ribbon–thanks for sharing!

  4. Amanda Hav

    WOW! I never thought to sew the May Arts ribbons together! How clever 🙂 

  5. Julie A. Shearer

    Great idea ! TFS

  6. Holly E

    I love all the great bright colors!

  7. scrappymo!

    I knew there had to ne a reason to leave my sewing machine up all the time!!1

  8. Ann M

    What a fabulous idea!! I need to dust off my sewing machine!!

  9. sharon gullikson

    No way, that is such a cool idea. I love the bag!!

  10. Kristie Maynard

    How fun is that.  I love the colors!  great job.

  11. Angi W

    That is really a fun idea!

  12. Denise Bryant

    Very clever! Makes great fabric!

  13. Randee S

    Great project.  Never would of guessed that it was made with ribbon.  Thanks for sharing.

  14. Ava G

    outstanding project.  thinking outside the box
    ava g

  15. Tonya Hopkins

    What a fabulous idea! The bag is so adorable and I love that you can make it as big as you want depending on the number of squares you make. Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Beverly Jordan

    Kendra, I always love your colorful ideas!! Such fun!

  17. Karen McAlpine

    Really fun way to use ribbon.  Thanks for the idea!

  18. Conni R

    Awsome ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing with the world!!! Ribbon bag is a fav!

  19. Gail L.

    Very inspiring! I save the tiniest scraps!

  20. Jamie Greene

    This is great!

  21. Dorina D

    Fabulous game or gift bag and a very clever way to use the ends of ribbons. (or any fabric scraps)   Excellent tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  22. debb

    Great project- love the ribbon bag. A great way to use those scraps we can not throw out!

  23. Samantha T.

    Oh very fun!

  24. Carmen

    That is an awesome idea! Thanks!

  25. Kim H

    thank you for this idea, I always have scrap pieces of ribbon (just like my patterned papers), and look for ways to use it up.
    aka PaperCraftingAddict Scrapper

  26. Shannon Stewart

    Amazing idea! You ladies inspire me to think up some of these amazing creations 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing on this blog!

  27. Bonnie Garby

    Great idea!  I actually have the pattern for that little bag and now I'll have to try it with ribbon fabric!

  28. KellyG

    Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  29. Michelle Stewart

    That is a great way to use up those little pieces of fabric and ribbon.  Thanks for the tips.

  30. Barb Ghigliotty

    What a great idea…for gifts, too! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    LOVE the big yellow zipper so much – it makes this cute bag really POP!

  31. Anita Braddock

    What a super cool way to make this fabric bag. using the ribbon is a cool Idea never thoght about doing that. thanks for sharing such a unique way to make fabric and the chance to win.

  32. Elizabeth

    Super cute idea!  Thanks so much for sharing!

  33. Miriam Prantner

    What a fun idea!  Love all the possibilities and a great way to use up some scraps too!

  34. LinhC

    I'll be sure to share this idea with my mother in law who has lots of ribbons and knows how to sew!

  35. Jeniff

    Amazing project

  36. Angie G

    Creative and I love the fabrics you designed.

  37. Donna O'Neil

    That is a wonderful idea!

  38. Nina Nuernberger

    So cute! What a great idea!

  39. Camille Short

    This is an awesome idea!

  40. Verna A.

    I love your project. Now if only I could sew it would be awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Marcy H.

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I will try it with my scraps!!

  42. Lillian Child

    Kendra, what a delightful video!  My sewing machine is collecting dust in our basement, but after watching how easy this project is to put together, me thinks it's time to bring my machine out of retirement!  And now that I have TWO little grandchildren to create for, what a FUN memory game idea.  LOVE that big ring pull zipper!  Sweet project!

  43. Katherine L

    I wish I knew how to sew better too!!

  44. Amy #8546

    How cute is this……Wow.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  This is a wonderful way to use left over ribbon.  Happy Birthday!!!

  45. Cheryl Hutcherson

    So cool!  Love this!

  46. steph d.

    cool!  wish i knew how to sew better :p'.  tfs!

  47. Kelly Hardin

    This looks like so much fun!  I love to use ribbon in my scrapbooking and now I have a new project to try with it!

  48. maria mendoza

    Really cute project.
    Thanks for sharing

  49. Natisha Hill

    Cute!  Love learning from people with what they do with their spare parts.  This is great!

  50. Bhavana Patel

    Great idea to use up scraps too! thanks for the tutorial and video!

  51. Jess Doyle

    What a great way to use up leftover pieces of ribbon! I always have bits and bobs that aren't big enough for bows…. might need to make something like this ASAP!

  52. Terry Fryer

    Great project for all those scraps!!

  53. Penny H.

    That is a GREAT idea – especially for scraps!  I think I may have to try it! 🙂


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