Friday, July 16, 2010

How to Make Your Own Silk Ribbon



I have had a lot of requests about where to find the ribbon I used for the Lyla Rose gold headband in the top photo. Truth be told - I actually made my own ribbon out of dupioni silk fabric which I purchased from a local fabric store's home decor department. You can also find great quality dupioni silk on Mood Fabric's website.

I cut the dupioni silk fabric on the bias (see fast tutorial here on an older blog post) to the dimensions stated in the Lyla Rose Headband pattern. That's it!

I recently purchased this antique white silk organza from the Mood Fabrics website as well and was really pleased with the results as shown in the white headband in the second and third photos above. I made this one for Kate Moss with Peekaboo Photography using the Audrey Pattern from my shop. Isn't Kate's baby girl so precious?

Please note that silk organza is a little trickier to cut than other silks so it takes a bit more patience. If you don't want to mess with it, just stick with the other recommended fabrics in the Audrey pattern. I hope this helps!

xoxo
Joy

7 comments:

christy said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Heather Greenwood said...

thanks for sharing!

kelli and alex said...

i <3 dupioni silk.

Carly said...

Your headbands are amazing! You have such talent. I found you from I heart faces and I'm now following.

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Liz Biggs said...

Just curious, can you only use silks, or can you use any type of fabric for this?
Would love to know, because this will greatly help my line of work! :)

Snazziedrawers said...

Liz,
Yes you can use all fabric! I have used Amy Butler and Heather Bailey cotton's a lot to make ribbon for flowers and also for wrapping packages!