Friday, July 22, 2011

Ribbon Pouch Tutorial - White Christmas in July - Day 2

Today I made gift and candy pouches from ribbon scraps.  I've made gift bags from fabric and fabric scraps that I have had on hand, but never ribbon pouches.

To make a ribbon pouch, you'll need 2-3 inches wide ribbon scraps. Align ribbons, perhaps pairing sheers with solids so the treats will be visible. Pin the lengthwise edges together.

Two pieces of ribbon pinned together and ready to be sewed.

Trim ends with pinking shears, and stitch together lengthwise. 

Sew the ribbons together along the lengthwise edge.

Cinch one end of the pounch with narrow ribbon or yarn. Slip in mints, gumdrops, or peppermint sticks. Tie the other end.

Completed ribbon pouches.

I've been wanting to do this project for a long time now, but it seems like when the holiday season arrives this gets put to the bottom of the priority list. By crafting in July for Christmas, it's a way to enjoy the process of creating...without the pressure of the holidays.



Anonymous said...

I love it, Ann. I so agree that these projects are so much more enjoyable when we don't have to rush.

Thank you for Day 2's sharing. So pretty.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh gosh--you are so right, Ann. It's so much more fun to do these projects when you have time--and yours is adorable!!!