Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday's {Tip} Crinkle Ribbon "Don't"

Yesterday I was working on cards for my upcoming class on November 3rd at Stamper's Alley. Well, I could not find my Hug Snug seam binding. I searched high and low and figured it was still in one of the zillions of unpacked boxes in the basement. So, I decided it would be faster to run to Hobby Lobby than to waste any more time searching in the basement.

Hobby Lobby does not sell seam binding by the yard. They only have the little packages. Well, it was a complete waste of $1.69 for 3 yards. It didn't hold the color, and it didn't crinkle at all. Thankfully, I found my Hug Snug shortly after getting home and being frustrated with my Hobby Lobby purchase. Here is a photo of the two. The one on the left is the packaged seam binding from Hobby Lobby, and the one on the right is Hug Snug. Both were colored with the same mists!

So, if you run out of Hug Snug or you have never tried coloring and crinkling seam binding, don't buy the packaged kind from the store; you will most likely just get frustrated. Be sure to order the greatest stuff--Hug Snug! :)  I buy it from:

*Sew True Sewing Supply



Anonymous said...

Inquiring minds want to know, what use will you find for the non-crinkly ribbon on the left? I'm sure it has some good purpose.
Glad to know not all your tries get the result you expected...that happens often here! Take care---Jennifer in Ohio

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Good to know. Thank you! I love Hug Snug. :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I had never heard of Hug Snug.
Good tip!

TLady said...

Uh-oh! I have LOTS of the packaged seam binding....just haven't used it yet! I'll have to do some PLAYING with it! :/ Thanks for telling us Patter!

Melissa said...

I buy my crinkle ribbon already crinkled and dyed. But thanks for the tip if I ever want to make my own!

Patter Cross said...

Jennifer, I am not sure what I will do with the "non-crinkled" ribbon. I would be happy to send it to you if you want! :)

And Melissa, you really should try making your own. It is SO easy and very fun plus I can color match perfectly. :)

roz said...

Do you mind sharing how you dyed and crinkled it? It's my first time using it.

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