This is the method that I use to make little roses out of ribbons. They are great for decorating dresses, hair accessories and all kinds of other wearable things!
You can see the photo tutorial over here and a downloadable version: http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2011/03/tutorial-ribbon-roses/ .
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How To Make Perfect Ribbon Roses Instructions.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple ribbon rose.
This is a companion video for the photo tutorial that I already made.
You’ll need some ribbon, needle and thread.
Fold the end of the ribbon over at a 45 degree angle so it makes a triangle.
Leave a little trail at the bottom to form the stem of the rose.
Stitch it in place along the bottom.
Roll the tail end left until you reach the edge of the fold and stitch it in place at the bottom.
This forms the centre of the flower.
Fold the rest of the ribbon backwards so the tail points down again.
Continue rolling the centre of the flower towards the new folded part until you reach the end of the fold.
This folding and wrapping forms the petals.
Stitch it in place.
The rest of the flower is made up with the same technique.
Fold the ribbon backwards, roll it up and stitch in place.
It can take a little while to get the hang of because you need to hold the folds in place while stitching them.
Make sure the points of your petals are evenly spaced around the flower, you don’t want all of the petals pointing in the same direction.
The step by step photo tutorial that I made is linked in the description so make sure you take a look!
Continue folding and rolling the flower until you run out of ribbon or you feel it’s big enough.
I tend to do a couple of folds before I stitch because it’s much quicker that way.
Lastly, fold any left over ribbon so it points down the stem.
Stitch all the way down and tie it off.
That’s really it!
Once you understand the folding motion it’s very quick and easy to make these.
You can add a bobby pin or a hair clip or use many of them to decorate a dress.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog pst linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
Thanks so much for watching!