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Ribbon Flowers. There are many creative ways to sew beautiful fabric flowers for hair accessories. 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. Let’s get crafting! To make this pretty satin ribbon hairband, you may need: ribbonbeadsartificial pistilsa basic hairbandthread and needlegluescissorstweezers. 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?). 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. We used 1-1/4 yards of 1-1/2” ribbon. For a smaller rose use 3/4 yards of 1/2” or 5/8” ribbon. 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. {Source} Mrs. Location: Ribbon Rose. There are many creative ways to make beautiful satin ribbon flowers for hair accessories. Here is another nice DIY tutorial on how to make a satin ribbon flower hairband. Isn’t that pretty? I really like its vibrant red and green color, but you can try other colors of satin ribbon to make it. In addition to using these ribbon flowers for hairband, you can use them to make brooches, ornaments on bags, clothes, cushions, belts, shoes and so on. Let’s get crafting! Here are the things you may need: A basic hairband (you can wrap the green satin ribbon on it);Red and green satin ribbon;Thread and needle;Ruler;Hot glue gun;Scissors;Tweezers;Tealight candle or lighter (optional). source.

Flower with Fabric and Ribbon. Flower hair ties are must-have items for girls and the more style, the better. 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) Needle Pins (Not Shown) Scissors Hot Glue Gun Lighter How to make fabric flower hair ties with ribbon? Step 1: fold a ribbon petal 1st, cut out six strips of satin ribbons measuring about 7cm and seal the ends with lighter; 2nd, take one strip and fold two upper corners downwards aligning to the middle line; 3rd, fold bottom right corner to left as shown; 4th, fold the bottom left corner to right in the same way.

Step 2: make a ribbon flower 1st, fold above strip in half inwards and pin the bottom side as a petal; Fabric Flowers. 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. 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! 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. 3. Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. 4. Be very careful (please have adult supervision, this is rather dangerous), as it is very easy to get burnt. 5. Ribbon Flowers. As promised, here are instructions for some of the ribbon flowers I was working on a few days ago.

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). -coordinating thread -needle -buttons, beads, (or you can just use thread), to use as embellishment How To: Thread your needle and tie a knot at one end. For Ribbon: Cut about 22″-24″ of ribbon from your spool. For Fabric: Fold fabric in half, selvage to selvage. Start by folding over the ribbon/fabric on one end to make a pleat like this: Continue holding the pleat against the edge of the ribbon/fabric with one hand.

Continue this process until you reach the starting point: Begin a new row on top of the first row, while continuing to hold the ribbon/fabric together at the center. Collect the threaded ribbon and sew through the middle of the flower, making close, small stitches: Make sure the flower stays together without having to hold it. Petals: Embellishments: Sheer Flowers. Scrap Flower. Cloth Flowers. Burnt Cloth Flower. Felt Flower. Danielle said... 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... Wow, that's pretty simple. August 13, 2010 at 9:34 AM Penny Cluff said...

I just bought some of these at the county fair today. August 13, 2010 at 2:17 PM Brenley said... yay! August 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM AMY AND MIKEY said... oh my gosh lizzie- I love all of them. August 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM Lisel A. Those are so cute! August 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM Rebecca said... Okay, this post intimidates the crap out of me. August 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM The rlmmmmcaress family said... Okay, now I can make the headband. August 14, 2010 at 2:54 PM Sharon/mom said... Oh my gosh, I think I was as intrigued by your pics as I was the gorgeous flowers. Katy said...