A Guide to The Different Types of Ribbons

Ribbons can be used for gift packaging, crafts, dressmaking and in many other creative ways. With so many various types of ribbons available, it can be tricky to find the perfect ribbon you need. Here is a guide to the different types of ribbons we offer at Cherry Ribbon, as the largest ribbon supplier in Australia.

At Cherry Ribbon, our ribbon collections are sectioned into Classic Ribbons, Custom Ribbons, Boutique Ribbons, Eco Ribbons and Special Ribbons. This blog will be a guide to the classic ribbons, which are the most popular and widely used ribbons.  

Satin Ribbon

When you think of ribbons, the satin ribbon will be the first to come to mind. Satin ribbons are shiny and smooth, adding a real classic elegance to any project- packaging, decorating, crafting, dressmaking. We offer a large range of double face satin ribbon, where both sides of the ribbon are silky smooth rather than just a singular side. This means that your craft or packaging will look perfect from any angle, as both sides of the ribbon will have the same beautiful sheen and be smooth to touch.


Grosgrain Ribbon


Grosgrain ribbons are defined by the ribs that run across the width of the ribbon. Our grosgrain ribbons have a lovely soft, ribbed texture perfect for gift wrapping and making accessories such as hair bows. Our grosgrain ribbons are also sturdy, thick, durable, and fully washable, which makes them perfectly suited for dressmaking.


Velvet Ribbon

Velvet ribbons have a distinctive soft texture due to the evenly distributed dense pile of cut fibers across the surface of the ribbon. Velvet ribbons are luxurious and can instantly elevate any craft or sewing project.


Cord Ribbon

Cord ribbons are generally thinner than usual ribbons. We offer silky, matte, skinny or chunky cord ribbons. Our French cord ribbons come in widths of 1.5mm and 2.2mm. Recently, we have also added elastic cord ribbons to our collection which can be used to make face masks.


Organza Ribbon

Organza ribbons are thin and sheer, most commonly used for floral arrangements, gift packaging, decorating, and scrapbooking. Organza ribbons add a romantic and elegant aesthetic to any craft.


Recycled Ribbon

Recycled ribbons are made from existing, recycled objects such as PET bottles, old clothing or other plastic waste. After materials are collected, they are processed then transformed into textile fibre for ribbons. This is a great, sustainable option as existing plastic is reused rather than creating new plastic. Our range of recycled ribbons includes New Life Recycle Ribbon produced from recycled PET bottles fished from oceans in Europe, and Recycled Poly Satin which is made from a variety of different recycled plastics.


Biodegradable Ribbon

Biodegradable ribbons are made of natural, biodegradable, compostable products. These are environmentally friendly as they naturally decay which avoids excessive pollution. Biodegradable Ribbon at Cherry Ribbon is made from 100% wood fibre (Tencel), creating strong yet breathable ribbon.


Cotton Herringbone

Cotton Herringbone ribbons have a distinct V-shaped weaving pattern, resembling the bones of a fish. Made of 100% cotton, our cotton herringbone ribbons come in Natural Single Cotton Herringbone where one strip of the herringbone pattern runs down the ribbon, and Natural Double Cotton Herringbone, where there are two strips of the herringbone pattern side by side.


Flat Cotton Ribbon

The Flat Cotton Ribbon is also made of 100% cotton which is good for the environment. Unlike the Cotton Herringbone ribbons, these do not have a distinctive pattern other than a natural, flat weave.