Mini Ribbon Paper Clips {Tutorial}

I can not believe it is already the end of the summer holidays!! Where has the time gone?!
I start back with my Dutch language course next week so go back to a busy schedule again, I will miss this extra time to sew that I have had over the summer.
But with back to school (or college, or University) I thought a fun cute little tutorial would be nice. I am a super organised person, and keep all my notes for Dutch grouped into piles per chapter and use paper clips to keep them together. But they are a little boring and plain so lets make them pretty!!

Start by making a cardboard tool thingy. You want some thick card, I used an old business card to make mine. Cut it to 1inch wide by 4inch long, with a slit midway in the width.

Cut some grosgrain ribbon to 4″ long. I used some from my stash from Sew Sweet. Wrap the ribbon around the tool thing and secure with some hair clips.

Pop your paper clip on top of the ribbon and with some sewing thread (doubled up) wrap it around the ribbon 4 times. Then carefully pull the thread tight and knot it. Slide the bow up off the paperclip and heat seal the ends of the ribbon if needed.

And then I made them in lots of pretty colour combinations. My work will look so nice this semester.

Linking up this tutorial with some great craft parties!!

  Pink Hippo Party    Sumo Sweet Stuff  Keeping It Simple


  1. Exactly like what I was looking for! I love how simple this can be done… It’s great that I always have ribbons here at home. You know… crafts and all that. Now that kids are back to schools, I will definitely have much more time to focus on this. And, this will tutorial will be my top priority. 😀

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