Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sewing Ribbon Fowers

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make these cute ribbon flowers. They are really very easy! Click below to read more.

Start with a length of ribbon. The longer it is the more 'ruffled' your flower will be.

Baste (use wide stitching) along the whole length of one edge of the ribbon.

Now the fun part. Start pulling the ribbon to make the flower. If you used a sewing machine like I did, Make sure to just pull one of the strings.

If your ribbon is extremely long, you may need to stop in the middle and start pulling from the other end. My string broke a couple of times before I figured this out.  :) 

Now arrange the ruffles as you would like. I made mine into more of a carnation looking flower. 

Next take a needle and thread and sew criss-crossing stitches in the base of the flower to secure it and hold it together. Be sure to knot the thread securely. 

Turn the flower over and spread out the petals. 

These would be great for little girls (or 'big' girls) hair bows, but are great for almost anything! I've sewn them on skirts to hide 'ahem' bleach spots. - story for another time. I think they'd also look great attached to the ends of a filmy scarf. Have fun trying out sheer and satin ribbon for different looks! 

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  1. lovely. I would add these to a sweater too. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

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  3. Beautiful ribbons.Greetings from Czech Republic and me.

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