How to Glue Satin Ribbon to Fabric

Decorating fabric is an easy way to jazz up old clothes or create special craft projects. Satin ribbon is an inexpensive decoration that is also simple to apply to fabric. Follow these tips.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

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Choose your fabric and ribbon. Satin ribbon comes in a variety of colors, widths, textures and patterns, so it is easy to choose a ribbon that works with your fabric.

Choose your glue. There are several types of fabric glue available, including glue for stretchy fabrics, washable glue, hot glue, iron-activated glue and more. Choose a glue that works with the texture of your ribbon, fabric and the intended use of your finished product.

Prepare your fabric by ironing it and laying it out on a firm flat surface.

Measure and cut your ribbon as desired, then iron it to ensure a perfect, crease-free result. If desired, pin the ribbon to the fabric before gluing to get a preview of the finished product.

Apply glue to the backside of the ribbon according to package instructions and place carefully on the fabric. Remove any excess glue immediately, before it has a chance to dry or cool. Press firmly to ensure a strong seal, placing a weighted object on top of the ribbon if necessary.

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