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Bring a little bit of the Art Deco era into your life! This eye-catching ribbon star, also called a cockade, is perfect for wearing (in its smaller size) or for hanging as an ornament (in its larger sizes). Based on a 1920s ribbon work technique, this tutorial has been written with beginners in mind.
You'll learn how to make the ribbon star in different sizes, and how to add a button. The tutorial gives suggestions for using your finished piece as an ornament or as a necklace pendant. However, it can also be used as an embellishment on a sash, coat, or purse, or as a hair accessory. It would make a great gift topper!
There are complete step-by-step instructions and 40 photographs.
Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making a ribbon ornament. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
A little confusing to me at first, but got it figured out quickly! I had looked online for free instructions but just couldn't figure it out, read these instructions a couple of times and made it on the third try, now anyone else could have done it on the first, but I was already confused from the other instructions I had tried to figure out. Thank you for such easy instructions that even I could figure it out lol! My daughter made a few also, her first try! lol
Instructions were clear and easy enough to follow that my daughter can make these!
* grosgrain ribbon
* needle, thread and scissors
* fray check or wood-burning tool
* felt or buckram
* large button
Photos and text © Deanna D. McCool and Birdsong Bows and Patterns 2011. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, shared or transmitted in any form without expressed written permission of the author. Subject to all international copyright laws. Designs from this pattern may be sold in small quantities by home-based crafters.