Buying Grosgrain Ribbon Online
What Is Grosgrain Ribbon?
Grosgrain ribbon is a cotton blend ribbon that is ribbed with a solid border edge. It holds its shape and is hand-washable, machine washable and dry cleanable. The uses for this versatile ribbon are many and varied. The most popular uses for grosgrain ribbon are: Scrapbooking, floral arranging, jewelry, hair bows, clothing embellishments, gift wrapping, wedding invitations, card-making, many types of crafts and sewing.
I love grosgrain ribbon. It holds it's shape and is a strong, sturdy ribbon. You can glue it, applique it, ruffle it. Almost anything you do with it comes out looking beautiful.
I have been unable to find a decent selection in the stores of late so I turned to the internet. The best spots to find a good selection of grosgrain ribbon are of course, Amazon and eBay. I have delved deeper into the internet world and have found a few other really wonderful places to shop for this my favorite ribbon.
Where To Buy Grosgrain Ribbon Online
There are several websites and web stores that sell grosgrain ribbon. I narrowed the list down to my favorite few. These website have a good selection of both solid colors and prints and also have a variety of widths. I hope my favorites become your favorites.
This web store has a selection of over 60 colors. They carry the solid colors in the following widths: 1/4, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8, and 1 1/2 inch. The solid ribbon comes by the yard, by the premeasured pieces or in 50 yard spools. There are 36 colors in 1/4", 35 colors in 3/8", 30 colors in 5/8", 29 colors in 7/8", and 25 colors in 1 1/2" widths.
There are 56 different patterned ribbons and they come in 1/4, 3/8 and 7/8 inch widths.
They also carry solids with stitches, these are solid colors with white or black stitching on the edges. There are 12 different colors available on this website. They come in 50 yard spools in 3/8" width.
The Ribbon Retreat Wholesale
The Ribbon Retreat carries Offrey and Schriff brand grosgrain ribbon. The Offrey offers 21 solid colors in the widths of 1/4, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 and 1 1/2 inches. Schriff offers 102 different solid colors in 5/8, 7/8, 1 1/2 and 2 1/4 inch widths. They also carry 40 solid colors in 3" widths. You can buy them by the yard or in 5 yard pieces or by the 100 yard roll.
They carry 100's of printed grosgrain ribbon in 7/8, 1/2, and 5/8" widths. They are sold by the yard.
M. J. Trim
With is website I will just list types of grosgrain ribbons and the sizes they come in.l
19 printed - 1 1/2"
10 printed - 7/8"
12 stitched - 1/4"
21 stitched - 3/8"
22 stitched - 5/8"
16 stitched - 1"
20 stitched - 1 5/8"
18 solid - 1/4"
57 solid - 3/8"
47 solid - 5/8"
39 solid - 7/8"
39 solid - 1 1/2"
8 solid - 2 1/4"
Amazon and eBay
As always these two websites have a great selection of grosgrain ribbon in both color and size. They are the first place I go when looking for grosgrain ribbon.
Crafting With Grosgrain Ribbon
Crafting with grosgrain ribbon is easy and fun. Because of the sturdiness and strength of the ribbon it is easy to shape and handle. Some on the more popular uses for grosgrain ribbon are:
- Using it to decorate wrapped packages
- Making beautiful long lasting hair bows
- Covering headbands and decorating them
- Making beautiful flowers for decor
- Making belts and bows for clothing
- It;s great to use for scrapbooking
- Use to make a hatband decorative piece
- Decorate a pillow
- Add a bit of color to a pair of curtains
The uses are unlimited.
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