Saturday, May 23, 2009

So, you want to learn how to make cheer ribbon?

Here is the way that I do it. Mind you, its not the easiest ribbon to make.. You have to make sure everything is perfectly aligned and cut. Ready to get started?

Materials you will need:

Grosgrain Ribbon: width and length of your choice
Heat N Bond Ultra Hold
Sequin Fabric
Iron
Scissors or Rotary Cutter

First you will need to cut your ribbon to size. I used 1 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon in my sample.
Cut your sequin Ribbon about 1 1/4″. This leaves about an 1/8″ less sequin fabric on each side of the grosgrain ribbon.
Cut your Heat N Bond the same length and width of your sequin fabric.
Use your iron to press the Heat N Bond to the Grosgrain ribbon. Then place your sequin fabric on top of the grosgrain ribbon and press and lift. DO NOT SLIDE THE IRON!!.. Dont leave the iron on the sequin fabric to long.. I left it for a couple of seconds.
Cut your v-cuts at this point and seal with a lighter.

Then just fold your bow into shape:



This is the outcome:



****THESE INSTRUCTIONS WERE CREATED BY ME AND ARE NOT TO BE COPIED AND SOLD OR SHARED WITH OTHERS. PLEASE RESPECT MY REQUESTS AND DIRECT THEM TO MY BLOG IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO CREATE THEIR OWN CHEER RIBBON.

2 comments:

  1. i checked your tutorial out hoping you had found an easier way than me, but no. Hopefully soon they will sell sequin dot ribbon!!!

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  2. I watched your how to for cheer bows and it was excellent! But how do I finish the bow?? (Center knot and hair band?

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