15 Ways to Jazz Up Your Sewing with Ribbon and Trim!

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Cute ribbons and trims can be some of the most useful items in your sewing stash. Find something that sparks your creativity in this roundup of free sewing patterns that feature cute ribbons or trim!

Pom Pom Pillows

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Who is ready for spring??? Check out these adorable throw pillows I made with spring-themed fabric and all the fun ribbon, ricrac, pom poms, and other trims I could find! Read more.

Dinner Napkins with Mini Pom Pom Trim

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You can make no-sew napkins with mitered corners in 15 minutes! These fantastic fabric napkins have a crisp no-sew mitered corner, giving them a professional finish without a lot of bulk.

Ribbon Bows

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Girls (and women) are wearing ribbon bows again! Can you believe how these trends come back around? Here’s how I learned how to make bows and then I hand-sewed bows onto barrettes and headbands for my daughters.

No-Sew Washcloth Teddy Bears

Washcloth teddy bears are an easy project that don’t require sewing at all. Make these for a new mom, for a kid that needs a bath, or for charity! This free video tutorial shows how.

Quilt as You Go Tote with Pom Pom Trim

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Have you tried the quilt-as-you-go technique for a bag yet? On this tote I decided to try adding pom-poms in between each quilted strip. It turned out so whimsical and fun!

Small Drawstring Bags with Ribbon Ties

Sew some little drawstring bags – add a few packets of hot cocoa (maybe even a mug) – and you have a thoughtful gift! This simple sewing pattern is a great starter project for learning how to se.

Add Pom Pom Trim and Ribbon Tie Backs to Plain Curtains

Freshen up your home by adding trim to your existing curtains. Pom poms are fun on bathroom shower curtains too. Learn how to do this easy DIY curtain hack.

DIY Art Journals with Ribbon Ties

Did you know you can sew a journal or pretty notebook with paper, fabric, and ribbon? This handmade book would make a lovely gift to for a friend for for yourself. Studies show that journal keeping is good for our mental health.

Pretty Ribbon Headbands

Make headbands with pretty ribbon that are comfortable to wear because of stretchy elastic at the back.

Ribbon and Tulle Cinderella Skirt

Costumes and dress up clothes are perfect for ribbon. This ribbon and tulle wrap around skirt can be an elegant fashion piece too!

Pom Pom Pincushions

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Learn how to make cute pincushions with little pom-pom trim (or fringe, or any trim). These little pillows make the perfect gift for yourself or any one of your sewing or quiltmaking friends. When they were younger, my girls used these for doll pillows!

Elf Pants Gift Bags

Christmas ribbon is so much fun to play with. Make funny gift bags that look like elf pants. Wired ribbon is perfect for giving them suspenders.

Free Llama Stuffie Pattern

This Cute Llama Stuffie is a an adorable way to use up small pieces of ribbon and trim, even pom poms! Use your creativity to sew this cuddly friend for someone you know!

Bunny Treat Bags

Help the Easter Bunny by making darling bunny treat bags. This easy drawstring bag pattern with attached bunny ears ties with a cute ribbon on the front.

Pajama Pants with a Ribbon Bow

Pajama pants are a super easy beginner sewing project, and look simply darling with a ribbon bow. This free kids pajama pants pattern is great for learning how to sew.

Wristlet Key Fobs

Of all the DIY projects I’ve sewn and gifted to people, wristlet keychain fobs are the ones that people ask for again and again! Add ribbon to them for a special touch.

Pattern Weights or Little Bean Bags

The ribbon handles on these pattern weights really make them fun and easy to use! I thought that I was adding the ribbon just for embellishment, but that little loop to help pick them up with turned out to be pure genius. I made 12 fun little pattern weights (with ribbon finger-handles) using three inch squares of cotton quilting fabric.

Vinyl Pouches Trimmed with Ribbon

Vinyl pouches are perfect for organizing office supplies, cosmetics, first aid supplies, and travel items. These pretty DIY vinyl pouches are trimmed with ribbon for a decorative touch. The pattern includes templates for three different pouch sizes.

Plush Birds with Ribbon or Lace Ties

Sew these beautiful bird ornaments using fabric, ribbon, and lace scraps. This easy sewing pattern makes a lovely gift exchange item or holiday decor.

Gorgeous Garment Bag

A confident sewist will love making this beautiful (and free) garment bag pattern. There are ribbon accent trims on the handle and front of the bag.

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