How to make corker ribbon

Hey everyone! This is a quick tutorial on how I make corker ribbon for bows, accents for my appliques, ect… It’s pretty easy and I am sure there are other ways to do this, but this is just how I do it :)

Supplies:
Wooden dowels- Use any size but I used 5mm diameter dowels
Grosgrain ribbon- I used 3/8 in
Wooden clothespins
Water & or Spray Starch
Oven & cookie sheet (optional)

Using the oven speeds up the drying process, so set your oven to 250 degrees.

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Now you are going¬†to wrap your ribbon around your dowel and secure the end with a clothespin…

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Wrap your ribbon in a spiral around the dowel and secure with another clothespin at the opposite end…

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Wet down your dowel with water, then place on your cookie sheet..

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Now that the ribbon is wet, spray them real good with starch…

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Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until the ribbon is dry.

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Once they are dry, unwind them from the dowels and you have corker ribbon!

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I used some of this in my witches cauldron applique. You can find this design on my website Hooked On Applique

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I hope you all found this helpful!

Happy Stitching!

~Jennifer
Hooked On Applique