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Cut paper into 1" strips.

Cut paper into 1" strips.

Here are my 12- 1" strips.

Here are my 12- 1" strips.

Place strips in water. Let them soak for a minute or two.

Place strips in water. Let them soak for a minute or two.

Take them out of water and gently ring them out.

Take them out of water and gently ring them out.

Gently crinkle them.

Gently crinkle them.

Like this.

Like this.

Now uncrinkle.

Now uncrinkle.

Place damp strips in a dryer bag, dry for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Place damp strips in a dryer bag, dry for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Alternatively, you could use a heat tool.

Alternatively, you could use a heat tool.

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PS... 😜

After your strips have dried, take one and fold the end like this.

After your strips have dried, take one and fold the end like this.

You can prefold or fold as you go...

You can prefold or fold as you go...

Now sew! Sew a stitch right down the middle. When you reach the end of the strip, take another one, fold the end and place it about 1/4" over the end of the first strip and sew together.

Now sew! Sew a stitch right down the middle. When you reach the end of the strip, take another one, fold the end and place it about 1/4" over the end of the first strip and sew together.

I attached 3 strips together for my ribbons.

I attached 3 strips together for my ribbons.

Here's my heavenly pile of pleated (and a couple straight stitched) paper ribbons.

Here's my heavenly pile of pleated (and a couple straight stitched) paper ribbons.

Love!!

  • 12x12 cardstock weight paper
  • Paper trimmer
  • Water
  • Dryer
  • Dryer bag
  • Sewing machine