Monday, 20 December 2010

Ribbon Corsages & Bows

This is NOT a spnsoted post, but I was sent the pdf template free of charge.

I was sent a brilliant corsage template by the lovely @summerlandc on Twitter.  She has a most gorgeous blog and shop called Summerland Creative selling budoir cushions, sewing kits and other lovely items.  Do take a look!

I must confess the girls and I are getting slightly addicted to making these ribbon creations and have even branched out into lace.

They are really simple, even my 4yo can make them.  Here's how we make them:

I cut out the template and glued it on to cardboard.  The instructions were included and are really easy to follow.  I added some numbers to the points on the template for the girls to follow when winding the ribbon.  This meant they could do it with minimal supervision. 

Once the ribbon had been wound round the template I sewed a few stitches through the middle pentagon to hold the bow together.  Then you just slip the ribbon bow off the template and you're done.

The girls sewed a couple together and added a button and a brooch pin to the back.  These would also be lovely put on gifts to add a homemade touch to present wrapping.

The girls were very proud of theirs as you can see:

These were so easy to make and kept us amused for hours. I highly recommend getting a template or kit and trying them yourself.  Be warned though, as I mentioned earlier, they are somewhat addictive.

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