When making ribbon flowers, it is important to be careful when making petals. Select thread that matches your ribbons to create unobtrusive stitch. Whether making for pins, clothes, pins or a diy project, creating flowers out of ribbons is a fun and easy project.

 


Method 1: Creating Grosgrain Ribbon Flowers

1. Gather your materials. Check the dollar before you buy your materials online. Make sure you know exactly how many flowers you will need to budget how much material you'll need to buy. Grosgrain is a heavy ribbon with a corded texture that is usually made of rayon or cloth silk. To make grosgrain ribbon flowers you will need:
22 inches of ? inch wide grosgrain ribbon. Grosgrain ribbon comes in various colors.
? inch pearls or beads. The number of beads will vary depending on their diameter.
Thread to match the color of the grosgrain ribbon.
Brooch pin or barrette and hot glue (It's optional)

 

2. Cut and fold your ribbon to make your flower. Cut 4 pieces of ribbon that each measuring 5 ? inches long. Create a loop with each piece by folding with the ends meeting in the center. The loop will measure 2 ? inches long while there will be ? inch overlap of ribbon at the center.

3. Create the flower petals using pins. Hold each loop in place with a pin and makes 2 crosses by pinning 2 pieces of ribbon at the center and repeat with 2 pieces of ribbon remaining.


4. Place the crosses together at a 45 degree angle. Stitch the 4 pieces of ribbon together with matching coloured thread. The 8 loops should look like eight petals once you stitch the two crosses together.
Your stitching should resemble a box at the center point where the two crosses come together. The box ensures that the loops do not come loose and your flower remains secure.


5. Sew your beads or pearls to create your flower center. Make sure that the bead holes will not be visible when you thread the yarn into it. Start from the center and continue outside to create a circle of beads. Sew another circle around the first. It will use twice as many beads.
You just need to penetrate the first layer of the ribbon when you sew your beads or pearls.
The number of beads and pearls will vary depending on the diameter of the beads or pearls but generally you will use about 5 - 7.

6. Sew flowers to clothes or use as brooches or tongs (optional). If you use flowers as brooches or flops, just use glue to add a tongspin to the back of the flower, across from a pearl or a bead.

 

Method 2 Creating a Rolling Flower

1. Collect your material. Choose the color of the ribbon you like from your arts and crafts store or your fabric store. You will also need a sewing machine, scissors, wire and foil paper. Choose a very flexible wire.

2. Create a strong but flexible band using foil wrapped in wire. Fold the foil paper horizontally several times above the wire. Create a band about 1.5 - 2 cm thick. You need a band thick enough to hold the shape as you spin out to create your flowers.

3. Wrap the ribbon in your ribbon. Wrap the band vertically by holding one end of the band in one of the bands with your thumb and pull the ribbon up and around the band. Repeat the process until the whole band is closed and the bands overlap? the width every time you circle around the band. The band should now look like scaled by the ribbon.
Keep the wrapper as tight as possible.

4. Remove the paper but leave the wire. Gently slide the paper from the wire and the wrapper by pinching one end of the wrapper and wire with one hand and just pinching the foil paper with the other hand. Sew the side you clamp closed after you remove the paper completely. Make sure the tape is tight and no scales are loose making the wire visible.

5. Use the open end of the ribbon as your center of flowers and rolls. While keeping the tape together, roll the ribbon as tightly as you can while keeping the sides open in the center. Be sure to gently but strongly pull the length of the ribbon each time you create a new layer of spiral. Pinch the center to keep the spiral firmly fixed with each new layer.

6. Sew the last tip to keep the flower closed. Create a smooth stitch to secure the ends of the tape to the rest of the spinning bloom. You can only sew the bottom of the last scale or the outer layer of the spiral to make it unobtrusive. Once safe, you can also play with the petals to spread them along the wire to create a more open blooming appearance.
You can use hot glue instead of stitches to unite the flowers.

 

Method 3: Creat Rose Ribbons

1. Collect your material. Choose a color of your choice from 1? wide wire edge ribbon from art and craft stores. You will also need a pencil and needle-nose.

2. Create a knot and collect ribbon. Tie a simple knot at one end of the tape. Collect the ribbon so that it becomes tangled along the wire. Collect the tape by pinching one end of the wire and pulling the other end of the wire as you move the tape material toward the knot, which is the pinched end. Use your fingers to create more ruffles as you store the collected ribbon material along the wire and rinsed in the ruffle as you move away from the wire.

3. Use a pencil to roll the ribbon. Create a tight center around the pencil as you roll the ribbon around it. Start right after the knot and keep the knot under the scroll and next to the pencil. Once safe, remove the pencil but continue to make the rest of the rose by rolling up the rest of the ribbon collected around the center you've made with a pencil.

4. Tighten and shape as you see fit. Secure the roses by wire wrapped around the base of the flower as strong as you can. You must wrap the wire above the knot. Use needle-nose pliers to understand the center of your creation as you tighten and secure the layer by turning the wire. Use your fingers to tone the lids by flattening and spreading the ribbon material to your liking.

 


Tips:


Choose thread that matches your ribbon to keep your stitches inconspicuous.
Keep layers tightly wound when creating ribbon roses and rolling flowers.
EditThings You'll Need
Ribbon
Wire edge ribbon
22 inches of ? inch wide grosgrain ribbon. Grosgrain ribbon comes in a variety of colours.
? inch pearls or beads. The number of beads will vary depending on their diameter.
Thread to match the colour of the grosgrain ribbon.
Brooch pin or barrette and hot glue (optional)
Sewing machine
Scissors
Wire
Foil paper
Pencil
Needle-nose pliers