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Article: SHOP TALK: Ric Rac Flowers

SHOP TALK: Ric Rac Flowers


Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news!



Ric Rac is synonymous with The Featherweight Shop! If you have a collection, like the rest of us do, take out those baskets of saved up ric rac and start making your spring flower bouquets. Remember to share pictures of your darling finished projects!


Items Needed:

1. Vintage Trim Ric Rac

2. Hot Glue Gun

3. Thread

4. Ribbon

5. Alligator Clip

6. Felt


*Full tutorial can be found at U Create Crafts Blog

1. Measure out two pieces of ric rac and cut them at 20 inches long. Place under foot of sewing machine and twist together.

2. Clip the bottom of the ric rac with the alligator clip so it will not come undone while sewing. 

3. Sew along one side of the ric rac, along the entire 20 inches.

4. Begin rolling the ric rac, adding small dots of hot glue along the way.

5. When you come to the tail end, tuck and glue the end to the bottom of your flower, and secure in place. 

Image Source: U Create Crafts

6. Take alligator clip and ribbon, applying glue to the top side of the clip and pressing the ribbon firmly in place. 

7. Glue inside the interior of the thumb hold of the clip, following around with a dot of glue to the bottom side and cut your ribbon. 

Image Source: U Create Crafts

Image Source: U Create Crafts

8. Cut a leaf  and circle shape out of craft felt and glue to the alligator clip. Sandwich the felt circle in the clip.

9. Apply more glue to the top of the felt circle, press ric rac flower to top of felt circle! 

Follow along the FULL TUTORIAL HERE.