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Soft Touches: Program Jackets

Wide moire taffeta ribbon becomes a beautiful jacket for a wedding program. A narrow brown ribbon tied in a simple bow holds the finished booklet closed.

Photography: Mark Seelen

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2000


  • Scalloping shears

  • 4 1/2-inch-wide moire taffeta ribbon cut to 7-inch length

  • Program printed on 6 1/4-by-4 1/4-inch paper

  • Paper clips

  • Thin satin ribbon 18 3/4 inches long

  • Pins

  • Sewing machine


  1. Fold program in half; crease. Fold wide ribbon in half; iron to crease. Center open program on unfolded ribbon; clip in place. Center narrow ribbon on outside of wide ribbon, perpendicular to fold, and pin close to the crease.

  2. With booklet open to center, sew through all 3 elements along the fold. Tie off thread and trim excess. Remove clips and pins.

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