So, last weekend I had a brainwave moment and taking inspiration from Katy's tutorial, I made my own fabric out of ribbon!
I chose my favourite bits of ribbon and lace in a cream, gold, green and pink theme. I really like how it's turned out!
I cut my base fabric out (a cream cotton I had lining around) and then lined the ribbons up on it until I'd covered it. I debated a plain back but decided I might as well make two panels of ribbons.
I then stitched the ribbons down, one at a time until I was all done. Then I made the bag up same as usual.
I lined it with some cream lining fabric that was the first thing to come to hand and then pressed it to make the bulk of the ribbon behave!