Wire-edged ribbon is all around us at the holidays! There’s no better way to present a thoughtful gift than with a large wired ribbon perched on top or handsome wrapping paper.
But, wire-edged ribbon can be expensive and difficult to find in that perfect print or pattern to match your project. Well, with the help of your Baby Lock serger, you’ll be able to create wire-edged ribbon in no time, in any pattern or print and as much as your project requires! That’s an idea Santa’s elves can get behind.
Serger wire-edged ribbon
Wrap your holiday gifts in wire-edge ribbon you made yourself on your serger! Watch this video, as Sara Gallegos shows you how to create your very own ribbon with fabric and a serger-rolled edge on the Baby Lock Evolution.
History of wire-edged ribbon
Curiosity got the better of this elf and I just had to know the history behind wire-edged ribbon. Here is what I learned:
Wire-edged ribbon was first manufactured during the nineteenth century in the Southern Lyon/Midi region of France. It was used to make floral embellishments for ladies garments and fashion accessories. It was also used, as ribbon is traditional used, to tie packages. In French confectionery shops, even today, the ribbon is used to tie purchases of sweets into beautiful presentations sweets.
Over the years manufacturing spread and wire-edge ribbon is now made all around the world. In order to make the ribbon more affordable, the copper wire has been replaced with less expensive metals. While this doesn’t affect how the wire-edge ribbon takes it shape, the cheaper metals may rust over time.
Our recommendation, if you’re creating a decoration that you want to last over years of time, use a higher quality metal to prevent rust.
What’s your project?
Whether you’re a florist, wedding and event planner, or crafter, wired edge ribbon is a dream to work with. Wired ribbon allows for greater flexibility which leads to easier, more beautiful designs. Wired ribbon also helps everyday designs maintain their shape and beauty.
What are you going to use your homemade wire-edged ribbon for? Presents? Tree garland? Wreath? We want to know, please share your ideas with us!