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Ribbon Creative Suite

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Brand: Amy Butler

This collection of 7 fabulously easy and gift-able ribbon projects will inspire and satisfy your next crafting adventure!

Amy Butler designed each project with ease in mind and small yardage amounts, so you can have the freedom to play with several of her designs, and create one-of-a-kind unique treasures for your loved ones and yourself!

These projects feature Amy Butler Hapi fabrics, and ribbons.

MATERIALS LIST

Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric

PROJECT ONE: HEAVENLY HEADBAND

Finished size: 20-21" circumference with elastic;

Ribbon Band: 16" length x width of ribbon(s)
Note: The Headband can be made using 1 wide ribbon OR 2 narrow ribbons that are sewn side-by-side.
Ribbon and interfacing yardage is for one Headband.
You can get 3 Headbands from the Backing fabric yardage.

Ribbon Yardage Needed:

For a 1 Ribbon Headband - 1/2 yard length of 1 ½” wide ribbon
OR
For a 2 Ribbon Headband - 2 x 1/2 yard lengths of 5/8” wide ribbon
1/8 yard of voile fabric (or other light weight fabric) for Backing
1/8 yard of lightweight fusible knit interfacing - (I use EK130 Easy Knit from Pellon®)
5” length of 1/4” – 1/2” wide braided elastic or 5/8” wide fold-over elastic
1 spool of transparent thread
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread

PROJECT TWO: MEMOIRE TOTE WITH LEATHER STRAPS

Finished size: 14 3/4" wide x 2" deep x 19" high (excluding straps)

5/8 yard 56” wide linen/cotton home decor fabric for the Exterior
1 ¼ yard 44” wide quilting cotton fabric for the Lining
1/2 yard each of 7 coordinating ribbons
1 package of 18” x 58” Soft and Stable® http://www.byannie.com/
1 ¼ yard 20” wide fusible woven interfacing - (eg. Shape Flex® SF 101 from Pellon®)
2 leather belt straps – 3/4” wide x 32” long x 1/8” thick or one 1 ½” wide x 32” x 1/8” thick leather belt, split lengthwise using a Strap Cutter.
8 – 7mm Double Cap Rivets 3/8” thick and Rivet Setting Tool
Craftool Drive Punch 1/8”
Rubber mallet (found in most hardware stores)
1 spool transparent thread
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
Chalk pencil
Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)

Note: You can find the Strap Cutter, Rivets, Drive Punch and Setting Tool on this website: http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com

PROJECT THREE: TREASURE WRISTLET

Finished size: 9" wide x height of the ribbon widths (excluding strap); strap length 5 1/2"

1/4 yard 44” wide quilting cotton for the Exterior
1/4 yard 44” wide quilting cotton for the Lining
1/8 yard 44” wide quilting cotton for the Strap
1/3 yard each of 4 coordinating ribbons

Note: The combined widths of the ribbons will determine the Wristlet Height. See instructions for measuring details.
1/3 yard 20” wide fusible woven interfacing - (eg. Shape Flex® SF 101 from Pellon®)
1 coordinating 12” invisible zipper
1 spool transparent thread
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
Regular Zipper Foot (for your sewing machine)
Invisible Zipper Foot (for your sewing machine)

PROJECT FOUR: BROCADE CUFF

Finished size: Wrist circumference + 2 1/2" x width of your 2 ribbons

Note: Ribbon yardage listed is for 1 ribbon cuff; there is enough canvas and backing fabric for 4 additional cuffs, and interfacing for 2 additional cuffs.

Ribbon Yardage Needed:
1st ribbon – 3/8 yard 2nd ribbon – 3/8 yard 1/8 yard 45” wide quilting cotton or Voile for Backing
1/8 yard 60" wide Cotton Canvas 
1 spool transparent thread
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
1 pkg of 4 Pearl Snap Fasteners (eg. Prym-Dritz® - each cuff will take 1-2 snaps each depending on your cuff width.)
1 vintage broach (optional)
Hammer and empty spool of thread for attaching the snaps - or use a Snap Fastener such as Dritz® "Easy Attacher®" Kit

PROJECT FIVE: IMPERIAL BOOKMARKS

Finished size: 9" long (excluding bead fob) x width of ribbon(s)

Note: Ribbon yardage listed is for 1 bookmark.

Ribbon Bookmark Ribbon Yardage Needed:
For a 1 Ribbon Bookmark- 5/8 yard of 2” wide ribbon
OR
For a 2 Ribbon Bookmark – 5/8 yard of both 1 ½” wide main ribbon and 5/8” wide coordinating ribbon
1/8 yard Peltex®
1 spool of transparent thread
Bead Fob (optional)
1 ½ yards Cotton Braiding Cord 1mm (eg. Natural Cotton Braiding Cord by Clubhouse Crafts™ )
1 Main Bead (5/8”-3/4” in diameter)

Note: make sure the center hole is large enough for 4 strands of the cotton braiding cord to pass through.
30-32 Assorted Beads (1/4”-1/2” in diameter) used for Bead Fob Fringe.

Note: make sure the center holes of the beads are large enough for one strand of cotton braiding cord to pass through. 

PROJECT SIX: PYRAMID PILLOW

Finished size: 20" square Note: Ribbon yardage listed is for 1 pillow.

The pillow can be made using 44" wide quilting fabric OR 54" wide mid-weight Home Decor Fabric.

Ribbon Yardage Needed:
For Center Ribbon - 5/8 yard of 2” wide ribbon
AND
For the Side Ribbons - 1 1/4 yards of 5/8” wide coordinating ribbon
3/4 yard Main Print for Pillow Front
1 1/4 yards Coordinating Print for Pillow Back and Piping
2 1/2 yards of (size 6/32”) cotton cording 20” Pillow Form - eg. Soft Touch® pillow forms from Fairfield®
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
1 spool of transparent thread
Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)
Zipper Foot (or Pearl/Piping Foot - for your sewing machine)

PROJECT SEVEN: DREAM BIG MEMO BOARD

Finished size: 16" wide x 23" high x 1/2" thick

Note: The Inspiration Board can be made in different sizes. Purchase enough fabric to cover the front of your piece of foam board with a 2" overhang on all 4 sides.
3/4 yard 56” wide mid-weight home decor fabric
3/4 yard each of 3 different ribbon widths
3/4 yard cotton muslin
20”x 30” piece of foam board (1/2” thick)
24" ruler or metal ruler
Craft utility knife
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Newspapers for easy clean up
Picture hanger (optional)

TOOLS NEEDED (for all 7 projects):
Scissors, Fabric marking pen/pencil, Straight pins, Fabric spray adhesive (I use - Sulky® KK2000™), Iron, Ironing Board, Press cloth, Ruler, Rotary cutter & mat, Seam ripper