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From: Parsuzi
Date: 09-13-2004, 06:42 AM (1 of 5)
I'd like to make some ribbon jeans like the ones sold on ebay. I'd bid, but I can't really afford them here. See the link below:

My questions - what's the best way to attach the ribbons? Would you sew the ribbons to seam binding then attach to the jeans?

User: Parsuzi
Member since: 09-11-2004
Total posts: 7
From: pucktricks
Date: 09-13-2004, 10:13 AM (2 of 5)
It looks like she sewed them straight to the hemline in the picture. Me personally, I think I would sew it to a strip of cloth and then sew it to the jeans, just to make sure you got it sewn together right.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 09-13-2004, 10:59 AM (3 of 5)
In her description, she says that they have binding over them to prevent fraying. I don't know if she sewed it to the binding first (which is what I'd do) or if she somehow encased them after.

User: GreenDragonLady
Member since: 07-29-2004
Total posts: 495
From: DorothyL
Date: 09-13-2004, 11:56 AM (4 of 5)
You know, now that I think about it more, she might have encased the ends of the ribbon in seam binding to help prevent fraying. It's a good idea really.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 09-13-2004, 12:24 PM (5 of 5)
Dorothy, She said that is what she did.. That scallop stitch looks exactly line one of the stitches on my Janome.. Those are really cute..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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