Hello, I hope you may be interested in my guide to Making a Ruffle Ribbon Trim like this
I'm a British crafter, so if any of my English sayings haven't travelled too well over "The Pond" and you don't understand what I mean, then please let me know!
This Ruffle Ribbon Trim has been hand-stitched from satin ribbon (great for sewing machine phobics like myself). Ive used double-faced satin ribbon (15mm) but it would work equally well with contrast satin, grosgrain, twill or seam binding.
So you will need:
A generous length of ribbon
Needle and thread
Working from inside the loop (to hide the knot), stitch a loop of ribbon together with a small stitch. Next, by eye, make another loop. Pass the thread along the back and up through the middle (so all the thread is kept to the back of the trim). Be careful not to stitch the second loop to the first loop. Repeat for as many loops as needed to reach your desired length. Tie off the thread to the back.
Next warm up an iron and have a pressing cloth to hand. Starting with the first loop, carefully push down the loop to form a box pleat. Holding the loop in place with your fingers, very carefully start to press the loop into a box pleat. Repeat along the length, pressing each loop.
Voila! A Ruffle Ribbon Trim.
If you would like to see a step-by-step guide with pictures, then please take a look at my tutorial page on my blog Ruffle Ribbon Trim Tutorial
Thank you so much for looking, I hope you enjoy.