How-to Make Mirrored Garland Trim from my book, Whimsy Flowers & Trims.
Made using Whimsy Sticks, this twisted trim may look complicated but is one of the fastest Whimsy trims to make. The mirrored effect is made by making a two-color Whimsy Stick trim and then twisting the sewn trim. You can add an optional contrasting trim down the center, adding even more color to the trim. Be sure to watch the step-by-step video at the end too!
Trim Ribbon: 1/8” mini grosgrain striped ribbon in orange & hot pink
Contrasting Trim (optional): 1/8" diagonal stripe ribbon in yellow
Whimsy Stick: 1” wide
Whimsy Tape: 1/4” wide
Type of Whimsy Trim: Off-Center Seamed Trim
Making Off-Center Seamed Whimsy Trim
With the ribbon ends side by side, tape ends at “start here” end of Whimsy Stick.
Apply 1/4” Whimsy Tape to both edges of wraps on BOTH sides of the stick (4 pieces of tape). Remove the tape at “start here” and remove the stick from wraps.
Mirrored Garland Trim Making
On a pinning surface, secure one end of sewn trim at the seam line. Begin twisting the ribbon. Hint: Twist just the beginning of the trim to see the effect and to ensure you are twisting in the correct direction.
Straighten loops if needed and press lightly down the center of trim. To hold the twist, apply tape to each edge of trim on one side only (2 pieces of tape). Remove from pinning board and sew down the center of trim to hold the twist.
BONUS! Whimsy Garland Trim
Stay tuned...in next week's post...
I will show you how to take this trim and make a bright and colorful flowers!
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