Today I wanted to share a quick tip with you for an easy way to add wrinkled and crinkled ribbon to a flat surface.
I wanted to add a strip of dyed crinkled ribbon as an accent to my project. I wanted to stitch the ribbon to both keep it in place and add a decorative element. I felt that if I just laid the ribbon in place and sewed it that it would move and flatten out with the presser foot.
The solution I found was to lay a strip of SuperTape where I planned to place the ribbon. After removing the red tap liner, I laid my ribbon all wrinkled and bunched up on the SuperTape strip. I pressed the ribbon gently down onto the tape. I was then able to sew a line over the ribbon while it was held firmly in place just as I wanted it. The look and dimension of crinkled ribbon was preserved while adding in the extra element of a stitched line. Although SuperTape is extremely strong, I had not problem with sewing through it or having adhesive residue on my sewing needle.