Bobbin Ribbon

Reported by Melissa Norris
When I began my journey into cardmaking this past Christmas, I was looking for some cute printed ribbon. There was a large display at Michael’s where I found and fell in love with Bobbin Ribbon.
It was definitely love at first sight. All the patterns on these tiny bobbins were just too cute. And the price couldn’t be beat, only 99 cents per bobbin (they were on sale, usually around $1.99 US). But I will start off giving you the details (because I know you all love them).
Bobbin Ribbon is made by Morex, which produces lots of different types of ribbons, especially floral and crafting wholesale ribbon. Bobbin Ribbon began specifically to market card makers and scrapbookers. They knew how people often look for patterns, themes, and designs for special occasions. And of course, that we all want affordable prices! Bobbin Ribbon comes in 3/8″ and 5/8″ widths in over 300 styles, sayings, and designs. Some of the styles include printed themes (holiday, baby, celebrations, sports), reversible stitch, dots & stripes, textures (fibers, twill tape, ric rac), trims, and vintage (gingham, stitched grosgrain). And all the bobbins are only 1 and 1/2″ round and most feature at least 4-8 feet of ribbon.
I think what really made me fall in love with them is the size. As I mentioned I wanted some Christmas ribbon for my cards but didn’t want a big spool of it. That’s the beauty of the bobbins, I get a good amount of ribbon for the price, but don’t have a huge spool to deal with. They don’t have all that wasted space in the middle. They’re perfect to also throw in a bag if your going to a friends house or a crop, instead of having to bring big spools of ribbon.

Here’s a small selection of my Bobbin Ribbons. I placed the tape dispenser in the background so you could get an idea of their size.

And my favorite part, how I store my Bobbin Ribbons. Now please note that not all of these ribbons are Bobbin Ribbon. I save my empty spools and add ribbon from larger spools, swaps, etc. They all fit perfectly in an embroidery floss box, and the lid actually closes!! You can fit two 5/8″ and one 3/8″ roll in each compartment. How perfect is that?! Now if you buy a lot you don’t have these little spools floating around, they all fit perfectly in one place.

You can purchase Bobbin Ribbons at stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby as well as a few online ribbon stores. These are quality, fun ribbons at a great price. And I am definitely in love!!

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3 Responses to Bobbin Ribbon

  1. Pattyjo July 10, 2007 at 11:20 am #

    Very clever! You have a HUGE variety of the prettiest ribbons to offer. I had no idea they came in so many different designs and colors.

  2. Paula July 10, 2007 at 4:23 pm #

    Very clever idea for storage! My ribbon is getting out of hand.

  3. Jessica July 11, 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    i love bobbin ribbon! i found them at my Michael’s awhile back and picked up some on sale, too. The quality is awesome, and i love all the designs. Great storage idea!