Friday, 11 October 2013

DIY - Organza Ribbon Rose Belt

This DIY belt is a pretty and delicate accessory to make whether as a gift or to wear with a dress or skirt. The use of organza ribbon and trimming it in satin adds lots of detail and texture to the sculpted roses. 

 Equipment needed: Sewing machine, thread, hand sewing needle, tape measure and scissors.

4 meters of organza wire edged ribbon
5 meters of satin bias binding
2 hooks and eyes

Step1: measure your waist and adding 1" cut the ribbon to this length. Then cut the remaining length of ribbon into three.

Step 2: trim the edge of your man piece of ribbon that forms the belt either side with the bias binding.

Step 3: fold over the ends, stitch down and add the hooks and eyes to fasten.

 Step 4: trim just one edge of the remaining three pieces in bias binding.

Step 5: roll and secure one end of the ribbon length for the centre of your rose.

Step 6: taking the wire on the bare edge pull and gather the ribbon until it starts to curl and then wrap it around itself until a rose is formed. Stitch the gathered base together by hand to secure.

Step 7: now hand stitch each rose to your belt and there you are, all finished.

Try trimming with beads, using different colour combinations or using finer ribbon for the roses making more delicate corsage details.

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