Hello Ribbons Unlimited Inc. Fans !!
It’s Crystal here and today I am making a Birthday Apron with ribbon from Ribbons Unlimited Inc. and the ribbon I am using today is Dazzle Ribbon and it is so full of sparkle you will go into sensory over load from it ..hehe .. this is a good thing if you love all that sparkles … Grab you cup of coffee and let me walk you thru how I made this cute little apron
my little model is Zoe ..
I found this muslin type apron at JoAnns for about $4.50 , I thought it would make a great base for this ribbon project and we are going to jazz it up !!!!
next I take the 7/8″ Lime /Hot Pink Sugar Dot ribbon and make small pleats and sew down the center of the ribbon to adhere to the neck strap
I was pretty tickled how cute this came out , this was all done with out pinning ahead of time , make a pleat , sew and repeat until complete
next I cut my lettering ( Birthday Girl ) from contact paper in my silhouette and and stick them to my apron front
next we are going to add ink splatters by stamping and spraying ink , I sponged all-purpose ink on my stamp and stamped some splats , use any brand of ink sprays most are permanent on fabric
after I was done with that I took off my letter to see what I had , my letters were not standing out as much as I would have liked so I went around the letter with an Ultra Fine Sharpie TIP :there are never mistakes when crafting just opportunities to embellish
next I am making pin wheel bows to pin at the top of each side , I made these into pins so you can take them off and use in a jacket or headband ect. , we can get more use out of our creation if we make them detachable
with 5/8′ Turquoise Dazzle Ribbon I cut I cut 4 3″ strips and forked the ends and heat sealed them , create a cross over pattern as below and hand tack them in place with needle and thread
cut 4 5/8″ hot pink dazzle and fork ends ,heat seal and tack with needle and thread
I made a loop flower with 3/8″ orchid dazzle ribbon and tack with needle and thread this flowers ends up being 2 1/2 wide when done
I also made a white 5/8″ dazzle straight line bow tied with 3/8 orchid dazzle ribbon , after you get two sets cut it time to assemble with the hot glue gun , I put a white felt circle on the back to finish the under side , add the bar pin and the cut a 3/4 in long piece of White Dazzle to cover bar pin
a look from the back and the finished bow pin
next I made a cupcake out of my 7/8″ Lime /Hot Pink Sugar Dot ribbon for the base and 5/8″ hot pink I ruffled for the top and sewed it onto the apron , I chose to sew all my embellishments because I want it to be machine washable
my finished apron
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Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for Ribbons Unlimited