These little ribbon roses are very cheap to buy in bulk but there are times when the colour you need isn’t available or you can’t find the right size, so i’ll show you how to make them yourself. It’s insanely easy to do as well!

 

Update! I’ve made a video of the process for those of you who need some help:

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

What you need:

  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread
  • … that’s it!

Now starting from the outside, roll it in towards the rest of the ribbon…Ribbon Rose TutorialAnd stitch it in place:

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Now fold the ribbon backwards on a 45degree angle…

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Roll that around the stem like this…

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

And stitch in place. From the top it looks like this:

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Fold the ribbon backwards again and keep rolling as you stitch it. This is pretty much how you make the whole thing, keep folding backwards, rolling and stitching.

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

This is a view of how I stitch the bottom as I go…

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

After a while you’ll see the rose starting to form. It can take a little bit of practice to be able to get the petals to sit correctly, the key is to make sure that you don’t wrap it too tightly, you want the petals to fan out not stick around the stem.

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Once you are happy with the size of the flower then cut off any extra and fold it down toward the stem.

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

And tie it all off…

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

It should look something like this from the side, if you wrap it too tightly it won’t fan out this nicely.

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

All done! Then just attach it to a hair tie and you’ve got a very cute accessory 😀

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

Once you get the hang of it, you can pretty much make them without paying too much attention. This is a great craft project for watching a movie with 😀
I’m using silver ribbon and black thread so you can easily see where I’m stitching. These flowers work best with ribbon where both sides are nice but if use ribbon with different textures on each side it can be quite an interesting effect.

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

First thing, fold down one end at a 45 degree angle and stitch it in place. You should leave a couple of cm at the bottom to form a stem.

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

 

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