Making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon The Easy Way

A quick lesson on making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon The Easy Way

Making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon the easy way

Finished pile of Rag Ribbon cut to size

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Supplies needed to make Rag Ribbon:

~ Homespun gingham material something like this

~ Scissors (These are our favorite)

That’s all!

Here is what you do to make Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon:

~ Lay your fabric out flat to inspect it well. Are there any weird edges (like the fabric is doubled over)? If so you want to trim them off.

~ This next part takes a little trial and error as all fabrics rip differently:

Making Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon the easy way

The “Handle” is shown on the left side of the photo

– Find the longest edge of your fabric; we are going to try to rip your fabric along this edge as it will give you the longest continuous piece.

– Measure in 1/2″ from edge and cut an approximately 2″ slit parallel with the long side of the fabric. This will give you a little “handle”

– Grab the little “handle” in one hand, grab the rest of the fabric in your other hand and pull away from each other. If this rips well -in a straight line -into a 1/2″ strip the length of your fabric -this is the side your will continue ripping from.

*If not switch to the shorter side of the fabric and repeat process from above: 2″ slit parallel with short side 1/2″ in from edge.

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Different fabrics rip differently, some may need to be cut wider to lay flat


When it is all said and done you will end up 1/2″ fabric strips of rag which have that fantastic frayed edge we all want. Experiment with different fabrics, some will rip well, some won’t.

Use your Frayed Edge Rag Ribbon everywhere; from home decor projects to gift wrapping!

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