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How many times must I look at invitations,
Before I finally settle on one?
The answer my friend is
blowing in the wind, the answer is right here in this tutorial!
That is if you love the handmade folksy vibe of this ribbon stitch invitation.
Adding a woven ribbon detail to the edge of your invitation is really quite a simple idea, yet it makes such a boho statement.
I've made a punch template that you can download using the big green button above. It shows you where to punch the holes for threading, saving you the guesswork to get the holes spaced evenly.
Once you have the holes punched stitching the ribbon takes very little time, you'll be using a huge tapestry needle and 3/8" ribbon so no fine detail work required. I bet even the most anti-sewing among us can handle this task (hint hint nudge nudge grooms-to-be).
Crank up Janis Joplin on the stereo and have fun with this!
SUPPLIES: Download Free Punch Template
- Card stock
- Punch template
- 1/8" punch
- #16 tapestry needle
- 3/8" wide satin ribbon
- Printer - I like Epson printers
- 5 x 7" invitation
- A7 envelope
Step 1: Download + Print
Download the free punch template and cut around the solid black line. Place this on top of any 5 x 7" invitation and punch out the dots with a 1/8" hand punch.
Make sure the gap is at the top of your invitation.
Step 2: Thread
Thread a #16 tapestry needle with about a 32" length of satin ribbon.
Start at the top of the invitation in a hole adjoining the gap. Stitch the ribbon down through the hole, from front of invitation to back, and leave about a 10" ribbon tail. This will be used to tie a bow.
Step 3: Stitch, Trim + Tie
Continue stitching around the invitation using a simple in-and-out stitch.
The last stitch will end up with the ribbon tail toward the front of the invitation.
Remove the needle and trim the invitation tails even.
Tie a bow and again trim the ribbon tails on an angle, this time about in line with the length of your bow loops.
Step 4: Stuff
The invitation will fit in an A7 envelope. Also stuff an RSVP card and envelope, plus any other enclosure cards inside your mailing envelope.
If you love the look of the hand stitched ribbon with the folksy feel of our Love Birds invitation collection as seen in this tutorial you can purchase individual templates or a bundle using the big green button below.
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