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.

supplies: SuperTape

0 comment on Easy Stitched Wrinkled Ribbon with SuperTape

  1. Elaine Allen
    March 27, 2012 at 7:59 am (12 years ago)

    Hi Tammy –

    This is so sweet! Thanks for the information regarding how you attached it. Its also good to know that nothing sticky is left on the needle.

    Elaine Allen

  2. eyamabe
    March 27, 2012 at 10:30 am (12 years ago)

    This is so cute, Tammy, you are so inventive!

  3. S. Cratin
    March 27, 2012 at 10:37 am (12 years ago)

    Great tip Tammy! THanks for letting us know your secrets.