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Ribbon Flowers. There are many creative ways to sew beautiful fabric flowers for hair accessories.

Ribbon Flowers

I have featured a couple of these projects on my site. If you are interested, you can search for them using the key word “ribbon”. Here is another nice DIY tutorial to show you how to make a satin ribbon hairband. It’s so pretty that when I first saw it, I couldn’t wait to make one for my daughter. Actually you can use the flowers made in this way on many other things, such as a brooch, ornaments on bags, clothes, cushions, shoes and so on. Ribbon Rose. So, I know my over-the-top flowered shoes aren’t for everyone (but I love them, so that’s what matters, right?).

Ribbon Rose

However, the ribbon roses my mom made for them could be used for a ton of other projects too! For bouquets, boutonnieres, on a dress sash, in your hair, grouped together to adorn pews… there are a lot of possibilities out there! A while ago I searched the Weddingbee blog for a tutorial on ribbon flowers, but could only find clay and fabric flowers, so I asked my mom to take step by step pictures of her making the flowers.

Here are the instructions: Cut the ribbon to desired length. Roll the ribbon five or six times and sew a few stitches to secure it. Fold the ribbon at about a 45 degree angle. Roll the ribbon along the fold until the fold disappears. Secure with a few stitches. Fold again at 45 degree angle. Roll again along the fold until the fold disappears. Continue folding and rolling to the end of the ribbon. The ribbon roses are now ready to decorate with! {Source} Ribbon Rose. There are many creative ways to make beautiful satin ribbon flowers for hair accessories.

Ribbon Rose

Here is another nice DIY tutorial on how to make a satin ribbon flower hairband. Isn’t that pretty? Flower with Fabric and Ribbon. Flower hair ties are must-have items for girls and the more style, the better.

Flower with Fabric and Ribbon

In this flower hair tie, we need to sew two flowers which one is made of floral fabric as the bottom layer and the other is made of ribbon as the top layer. And there is a sparkle applique in the center to make the fabric and ribbon flower hair tie more exquisite. What do you need in this flower hair tie? Cotton Cloth 38mm Satin Ribbon, Polka Dots, Ivory Sewing Thread Elastic Hair Tie Applique Felt Gaskets (Not Shown) Fabric Flowers. 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies.

Fabric Flowers

The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own. Supplies: · Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads Directions: 1. Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. 2. You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn’t necessary. Ribbon Flowers.

As promised, here are instructions for some of the ribbon flowers I was working on a few days ago.

Ribbon Flowers

If you have all your supplies ready to go, and your glue gun plugged in, you can make one of these in less than 10 minutes, and probably in no more than 5 minutes. They really are that easy. I like to use these little flower stamens, which are available in the cake decorating aisle of your local craft store. But in a pinch, you can easily substitute a narrow ribbon in their place, and that’s what I’ll show you in this tutorial. For the small flower I used a 10″ length of 1″-wide wired ribbon.

First, remove the wire from one edge of your ribbon. Next, turn under one raw end of the ribbon and tack it in place by hand with tiny stitches. Then, with your needle and thread, sew a loose running stitch along the edge from which you removed the wire. Pull the gathering thread to gather your ribbon, and tack the end in place with a small stitch to secure the gathers. Ribbon Flower. Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House Supplies: -Ribbon (I used 1 1/2″ width w/ the wire-lined edges- it stays in place better) OR 44″/45″ fabric (I used special occasion fabric).

Ribbon Flower

-coordinating thread -needle -buttons, beads, (or you can just use thread), to use as embellishment How To: Sheer Flowers. Scrap Flower. Cloth Flowers. Burnt Cloth Flower. Felt Flower. Danielle said...

Felt Flower

Lizzie- this is great! I think that a lot of people are gonna be making these this weekend! So simple and SO CUTE! And Elle is just the most precious model ever. I love the pics- so pretty. August 13, 2010 at 7:13 AM Emily said... Yay, thanks Liz!! August 13, 2010 at 8:14 AM Lauren said... Super cute! August 13, 2010 at 9:12 AM Megan and Greg said...