I enjoy the unique projects I can create with my machines. I especially appreciate the ability to create unique trims for my projects. With the cooler weather today, I started thinking about making a jacket to keep me warm on those early morning walks with our German Shepherd and I started my design process by turning on my Creative Icon and going through the decorative stitches on the machine. I came across the ribbon stitches and had a thought: “What if I substituted yarn for the ribbon with these stitches?” The instructions for the ribbon stitches say ribbons between 2-5 mm wide can be used (which is 1/8” – ¼”). Could I use yarn that was between 1/8” and ¼”? I chose 3 different yarns and a sample piece of fabric and began to experiment. Let’s see what you think!
Bottom line…….you can use 1/8″ – 1/4″ yarn in place of ribbon, at least for the single ribbon stitches. I’m going to play around a bit more with the chenille yarn (the center one in the above picture) since that was my favorite. Judging how the yarn behaved as it went under the presser foot, I would only use yarn for the single ribbon stitches when using the 1/4″ yarn. The worsted weight yarn would probably work well for the double ribbon stitches. I’m not sure how the triple ribbon stitches and yarn would fair! What will you experiment with this week? Happy Sewing!