A lifelong crafter, I began creating hair bows when my older daughter headed off to kindergarten wearing a very plain school uniform. I wanted her to feel just a little bit special, and have a hint of a personal touch, a token of beauty, a reflection of style. I soon realized that’s what ribbons do wherever they’re used. Inexpensive but beautiful, ribbons always beg for a smile. And because most ribbon projects are easy to learn and quick to complete, anyone can steal a moment to finish a “pretty little something.”
Sometimes you’ll want to hold layers of fabric together when you’re cutting fringe or petals, or when you’re stitching layers of fabric together. I’ve found that using your everyday office-type binder clips is the perfect fit for clamping fabric together without creasing or tearing it.