Rib·bon /'ribən/ Noun ; A long, narrow strip of fabric, used to tie something, or for decoration. Synonyms: ribband, strip. The enormous demand for ribbon was one of the sparks of the Industrial Revolution. From The History of Ribbon
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The Seam-Stressed Seamstress: Project 1 - Part 2 1/2 - Let’s Burn Fabric!!!
Let me start off by saying that this idea was found on this website:
It was perfect for a power outage activity! Although I must caution you, this only works with synthetic fabric (I’m using 55% polyester taffeta) Try and do this with cotton and say hello to a big mess. Alright, now that the disclaimer is out of the way, on to the creating!
It was very easy to make the flowers. The website even had a link to a template for the circles (thank you so much, website!!). The part that was a major pain was the whole melting of the fabric. Trying to hold the fabric and turn it without it catching on fire was definitely a challenge. I had to ignore the smoke alarm chirping as well.
When you are done melting the fabric, and your finger, you place the petal round on top of each other and tack them together. You can add buttons, pearls, or any other little trinket you can find to the middle. I also found that if you pinch the center back, it gives the flower more of a natural, full look. Personally, if you want a smaller flower, I think you can omit circles one and two. Just go nuts and experiment and try not to burn your hand off! (WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!)
By the time I had made 3 flowers (it took about an hour) the power had come back on!
Alright then, there is much to be had tomorrow, but I swear I am going to finish that over skirt!