Pretty ribbons and trims can be some of the most useful items in your sewing stash. Find something that sparks your creativity in this selection of free sewing patterns featuring pretty ribbons or borders!
Seamless washcloth Teddy bear
Washcloth teddy bears are an easy project that requires no sewing. Make them for a new mom, for a child who needs a bath, or for charity! This free video tutorial shows how.
Small drawstring bags with ribbon ties
Sew a few small drawstring bags – add a few packets of hot chocolate (maybe even a mug) – and you have a thoughtful gift! This simple sewing pattern is a great starter project for learning to sew.
Add a pom pom trim and ribbon tiebacks to plain curtains
Freshen up your home by adding trim to your existing curtains. Pom poms also look fun on bathroom shower curtains. Learn how to make this easy DIY curtain hack.
DIY Art Journals with Ribbon Ties
Did you know that you can sew a journal or a pretty notebook with paper, fabric and ribbon? This handmade book would make a lovely gift to a friend or yourself. Studies show that journaling is good for our mental health.
Pretty ribbon headbands
Make headbands with a pretty ribbon that will be comfortable to wear thanks to the stretchy elastic at the back.
Cinderella skirt in ribbon and tulle
Costumes and dress-up clothes are perfect for ribbon. This ribbon and tulle wrap skirt can also be an elegant fashion piece!
Elf Pants Gift Bags
Christmas ribbon is so much fun to play with. Make fun gift bags that look like elf pants. The wired ribbon is perfect for giving them suspenders.
Free Llama Plush Pattern
This cute Llama Stuffie is an adorable way to use small pieces of ribbon and trim, even pom poms! Use your creativity to sew this cuddly friend for someone you know!
Rabbit Treat Bags
Help the Easter Bunny by making treat bags for your darling bunny. This easy drawstring bag pattern with attached bunny ears ties with a pretty ribbon at the front.
Pajama pants with ribbon bow
Pajama pants are a super easy beginner sewing project and look just adorable with a ribbon bow. This free pattern for kids' pajama pants is great for learning to sew.
Key ring with bracelet
Of all the DIY projects I've sewn and given to people, bracelet keychains are the ones people ask for again and again! Add ribbon for a special touch.
Pattern weights or small bean bags
The ribbon handles on these patterned weights make them really fun and easy to use! I thought I was adding the ribbon just for embellishment, but that little loop to help grip them turned out to be pure genius. I made 12 fun little patterned weights (with ribbon handles) using three-inch squares of cotton quilting fabric.
Ribbon Trimmed Vinyl Pouches
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.
Stuffed birds with ribbons or lace ties
Sew these beautiful bird ornaments using scrap fabric, ribbon and lace. This easy sewing pattern makes a lovely gift exchange item or holiday decoration.
Beautiful garment bag
A confident seamstress will love creating this beautiful (and free) garment bag pattern. There are ribbon trims on the handle and on the front of the bag.
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