Tuesday’s Resourceful Little Idea
Here’s the idea: every Tuesday, starting today, I am going to write about something simple and resourceful that anyone can do to help inspire them, be creative, and most of all, be thrifty and help them spend less while still making lots.
Today’s resourceful little idea is all about increasing your ribbon stash without actually buying any ribbon. Whenever I buy new tops I cut the little ribbon loops off the inside of the shoulders (these ribbons are there to keep the garments on the hangers while in the shop) and I then keep the ribbon. This ensures I always have a stash of little colourful ribbons perfect for all sorts of craft and sewing projects, and it also means I never have to worry about the ribbon hanging out when wearing the top.
I mostly use these little ribbons to attach to zip-pulls on little prism pouches. To stop the ends fraying I quickly run the edge through a flame to melt the ribbon and fuse the end.
Go through your wardrobe now, you’ll be amazed to find just how much ribbon you have lying redundant and unloved inside your t-shirts and tops. Cut them all out and store them in a pretty little jar ready for use!