3 Popular Ribbons and Types Used in Craft and Clothing Projects

There are many ribbons and typesfor use in projects, but which one is best will depend on the type of project. Following is a list of 3 different types of ribbon, a brief description of each, and suggested uses for each ribbon type.

Grosgrain Ribbon (The "s" is silent. The correct pronunciation is "grow-grain"): This is a popular ribbon because it is sturdier than other ribbon. It is a textured ribbon that appears to have raised ribbing. There are many projects perfect for this type of ribbon several include hair bows, embellishments on fabric, and in scrapbooking.

Satin Ribbon: This type of ribbon is not necessarily made of silk, which is what satin was originally made from. The word "satin" in many cases refers to the smooth finish and feel of the ribbon rather than its fiber content. Satin ribbon can be made from polyester, nylon, rayon, silk blends, and pure silk. Due to this ribbon's flexibility and softness, it is a very popular choice for use in wedding gowns and wedding gown accessories, such as wedding sashes.

Velvet Ribbon: This ribbon is usually made from nylon and has a plush finish. There are single-sided and double-sided velvet ribbons on the market. Velvet ribbon is a very versatile type of ribbon. There are many uses for velvet ribbon. A few of these uses would be as a necklace in jewelry making. The ribbon can be adorned with appliqués or used "as is" to hold a pendant. Velvet ribbon can be used to make a dressy sash for a dress or into a sleek and classy hair bow. Velvet ribbon can also add texture to paper projects like greeting cards or invitations.

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