|$1 clearance ribbons...|
So when I recently hosted a couple of visits from two distant cousins (as in, they are actually first cousins, but they live a long distance away), I thought it'd be nice to give them each one of these as a little memento of their visit. After all, I had become quite proficient at laying down ribbon!
When I had returned to Michaels to get more of the ribbons that I needed for my previous projects, I was fortunate enough to come across the above three coordinating selections in that same clearance bin, for a buck each.
I turned them into these...
|Two more origami ribbon coin purses...|
The two wide ribbons are 1.5"; the thinner one with the dots is 5/8". I didn't realize until I got home that the wider ribbons had wire in them, but they were easy to remove.
|A peek at the lining...|
The Kitty and the Muse floral paisley fabric used for the lining is from my "thank you" care package (so, in fact, is some of the thread that I used here).
If you look closely, you can see that I finished off the edges differently for each. The predominantly yellow one has zigzag stitching around the outer edge.
|I had an "interesting" time with these snap fasteners!|
It was also the first time that I used these particular snap fasteners (that I got on eBay; 50 sets for $2.82)... and there was an unexpected learning curve.
|The top two pieces combine to form the "male" part of the fastener|
and the bottom two form the "female" part...
It wasn't so much a problem of figuring out which piece connected to which, but how to secure the fabric between the pairs. They did not come with setting tools and I had to improvise with what I had on hand from previous hardware sets. I ended up sacrificing a couple of pieces to the cause, but got it figured out eventually. At least they're "snappable" and that — of course — is the whole objective.
Oh, and the recipients of these small gifts were quite impressed by the simplicity of the item.