The borders have a 1/4 inch white edge, that can easily be covered by the finished edge of a ribbon
1) For example, you can make a unique and glamorous cushion cover, like the one I just made in a couple of hours today!
Choose a pillow insert for of your choice, measure the height and width, mine is a 15" square, cut a piece of stabilizer fusible (or not). Arrange your selection of material, cut everything 1" longer than the insert ( I cut all my pieces at 16"), position and play with the arrangement to your satisfaction. Then start stitching the main piece, in the middle, then at the sewing machine continue assembling your panel one ribbon or border at a time.
I prefer not to pin, to not distort the ribbon, I use a zig zag stitch and an invisible thread to connect 2 ribbons together
When you are done, you can press from the back and prepare the backing of the pillow.
I usually prefer to make the envelope type of backing, because t gives me one more chance to add a ribbon on the open edge of the insert!
2) An other simple project is to make a small shoulder bag to carry your phone during the days and not always have it in your hands!
The width of the border id 5.5" so you can simply fold a piece on the length ( 18" folded in 2) , I stitched it on top of some Soft and Stable for extra protection, then stitch right sides together 1/4" both sides.
Tip: Make sure you take in the white border, otherwise it will show in the front
An option is to add lining : create a similar piece out a cotton fabric, leave a 4" open on the side to turn the bag
Time to add a long strap, or a thin cord, or leather handle, or a length of soft webbing covered with a ribbon! I chose 2 small tabs and a D ring and a leather cord with a metal closure.
For a handle of any king: Stitch both ends of the handle on one side of your velvet bag, making sure they do not get twisted and pull down on the right side of the bag.
Insert it all inside the lining- right sides together, aligning seams at the top, making sure the handles are loose inside to bag
Align top of lining and velvet carefully, pin or clip, I prefer to hand baste at this stage as it gets tight to get the piece under the needle
Customer Review DM - Soft velvet border
These borders are the most beautiful I've seen. They are so unique and special. I cannot wait to make something with them. I highly recommend these borders and the gorgeous ribbons. You cannot find such a special product anywhere else.
We love these French Borders so much that my sister Veronique and I designed a fabulous set of Zipper bag, it was inspired by a vintage French bag with a special construction of only one side seam- which was a wonderful way to not cut in the great velvet fabric and split the design with a seam!
We needed the expert Annie Unrein to write this pattern! This was such a wonderful opportunity to work closely with Annie. She is a master at explaining new techniques and getting us to try new things...
Voila! The Renaissance Ribbon bag pattern allows you to make 2 bags with
Once you purchase the pattern, you get access to the free add on video on ByAnnie's website. The code is a unique code printed on a flyer inside the Pattern
These bag kits are beautiful! The directions and instructional video are well done. I can't wait to see the next kit's contents of fabric and ribbons! They will make gorgeous Christmas gifts.
They were amazing!!
My first project incorporating Tula Pink fabric and Renaissance Ribbons and I am loving the color palette and designs. There are so many possible project ideas for which this pack can be used! I am making a pop-up storage bin for my 12 year old granddaughter's room. She loves animals, visiting the zoo, and wants to be a vet!
Serious quality ribbon that matches the fabric. It will be perfect on the bag I’m making! I love this company as they make everything they do perfect!
Order came quickly. Nicely wrapped with special touches.
Always good quality as usual!
Haven't used yet but my expectations have been met. Very Cute Cats.
This webbing is great quality. Will work great for my next project.
Kit arrive well packaged and when I opened it, the fabric and ribbon were stunning! So pretty, I ordered more ribbon on the spot. I'm sure I'll be ordering more in the future.
The kit was wonderful. Using the Tula fabric was cheerful. . The Annie pattern was great. I made 3 more bags with velvet ribbon and adjusted the size after I made the initial bag. Having the add on videos was helpful. Great project!
Loving this kit club! The kit contained all the needed supplies which makes it super convenient to make without searching for the right size zipper or interface. The ribbons are gorgeous and enhances the pouch so much!
So enjoy receiving my lovely ribbons and Pretty fabrics from Tula. What a fun and easy project with great instructions from by Annie. Plus we got a thank you gift to make a key fob and I have ordered more ribbon to make more of the cute key fobs. Thanks Edith for a winning combination. Looking forward to the next three kits!!!!
Beautiful Kit!! Very nice quality!! Super fast shipping!! Thank you!!
Thanks to watching a ByAnnie Video I learned about Renaissance Ribbons and am thrilled with everything about them. The ribbons I ordered came very quickly and are more beautiful in person than I could have ever imagined.
I actually got both the Homemade Tula Pink and Blue kits ( which arrived quickly) and I not only made the two that came in each package, but I used the left over ribbon to sew a 5th bag. The fabric is lovely as well as the beautiful ribbons , that are top of the line and packaged beautifully, that come in the kit. Plus the by annie pattern is one with a add on video that has step by step instruction, which helped to make the project go even faster. And of course there is detailed written instruction, as well from annie which makes it
easy to follow. So it's great that I had the option of reading and/or watching the video. Thank you
Each order comes in a timely fashion and beautifully packaged even during these difficult times. Thank you Renaissance Ribbons!