Thursday, 15 April 2010

Ribbon flower tutorial

I've been making a lot of these ribbon flowers recently, so decided to write a quick tutorial. They are so simple to make!

For the small flowers, I've used 10cm 5/8" ribbon in Very Vanilla grosgrain, and Chocolate Chip grosgrain and satin. The larger flowers are made with 15cm 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip.

I normally use invisible thread, but I've used yellow here so you can see the stitching easily. Start at one end with 3 or 4 stitches to secure the thread, then run the stitches along one edge of the ribbon.

Fold the ribbon in half and pass the needle through next to the start of the stitching.

Pull the thread tightly and stitch 3 or 4 times to secure. Then stitch along the ends of the ribbon and secure again.

Open out into a flower and push a brad through the centre, opening out at the back of the flower.

And there you have it! A very simple ribbon flower to embellish your projects. I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you try this yourself, please leave comments linking to your creations!


Sassy Stamper said...

These are just gorgeaous. Thank you for the tutorial.

Peg Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

These are really lovely, will be adding this to my notebook to try out and thanks for the tutorial