There it is, doesn't look like much, huh? But let me tell you, this is one amazing, MUST HAVE new thing-a-ma-bob! It's the newest toy fromWe R Memory Keepers, the Sew Ribbon. This is THE coolest thing ever! I thought I loved the Sew Easy, but this surpasses that and then some! I am doing a scrapbook on my garden & flowers and I thought this particular Sew Ribbon would be perfect, it is the Leaf. It is SO easy to use and that is the honest truth. The tool itself is very easy to manipulate & line up, it has a ruler on it and being that it is magnetic, it is impossible NOT to have it lined up with itself. The punch is quite sharp, so be careful in the presence of children, but it certainly does its job. I tried it through several weights of paper and even doubled up and it worked beautifully under all circumstances.
Each tool comes with 3 "needles". They are also sold separately & they are basically just adhesive acrylic pieces that help weave the ribbon through the punched holes, but although one could probably rig up his/her own version the "needles", they are imperative to using the tool with ease and really aren't that expensive so I will definitely keep myself well stocked with these handy-dandy little thing-a-ma-dos! We R have special ribbon to use and although it isn't necessary to buy their ribbon, it sure is a heck of a lot easier to always know you have the perfect size ribbon. The ribbon comes in 10 different color families with 3 shades and textures on each "spool". There are 6 different Sew Ribbon designs, each as beautiful as the last and guess what? I have them all, and guess where I got them? You betcha, Susie & Scrap Happy! She has the full line, everything and if you want to try them out before you buy them, she'll let ya! ;)
Here is my project with the Sew Ribbon on the bottom and then a close-up image. One side note, I used sheer ribbon for a more tone on tone affect, just my preference, but I used my Tim Holtz Distress ink in Peeled Paint and my sponge dauber and inked the holes that were punched so it didn't look so stark. That step would not be needed if using a more opaque ribbon, but I still think it looks great! Like I said, my new FAVORITE tool!