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Sunday, September 16

DIY use ribbon to decorate your tops!

Here is a quick fashion DIY project you can do on any t-shirt, singlet top or back of a jacket.
My daughter does a lot of dancing and performs at lots of different places. In a few weeks she will be dancing at a theme-park in QLD and she needs an outfit that had the colour theme of black, purple, lime & silver. So we came up with a great outfit but could not find anything silver to mix in, so the idea to do a silver metallic cross on the front of the galaxy top was created.... dance costume now complete :)


How to use ribbon  to decorate your clothing

First find a tank or tee you want to give some style to, maybe you have not wore it in a while and want to make it fresh and wearable again.

Buy some ribbon - I brought some silver metallic 1.5 inch ribbon from my local fabric store.

Lay your t-shirt down flat and figure out what design you would like to do, mark with pencil on ribbon and cut. You can do any shape or design you like but the trick is to keep it simple.

Once ribbon is cut, seal ends with clear nail polish. You could also use a fabric glue, I just couldn't find mine today when doing this. Do the glue/polish on back or ribbon and do a test on a off-cut piece, you dont want it showing.

Once it is dry pin ribbon design to shirt.

Now all you do is sew. I used a machine on a straight stitch but you could also do a invisible hand sticth if you do not have a machine.

And thats it, easy as that!

BUT remember some ribbon can not be ironed so do a test first, do not do what I did and forget this and put the iron on it lol. Even though I ironed through a thin cloth the ribbon still  slightly creased up and mangled haha

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