Grosgrain Ribbon Flower Tutorial

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I am so excited to share with you my tutorial for making theses
grosgrain ribbon flowers

1 1/2 to 2 yards of 3" wide grosgrain ribbon
scrap of coordinating fabric
3 small buttons that can be fabric covered
jewelers pin for back

Step 1:
Using straight pins box pleat your ribbon. 
This particular flower I made my box pleats 1"wide.
In the pat I have done them as small as 1/2" wide.

Step 2:
Press the ribbon using your iron.
Set your iron to on of your hottest settings
so as to heat set the box pleats.
Be careful not to make it so hot that you melt your ribbon.

Step 3:
Using straight pins begin tucking the pleats
into one and other to form a circle.  Once you
have come up with a shape/size you are satisfied with
tack in place the inner edge.

Step 4:
Repeat step 3 but make your circle smaller.
Set your smaller circle inside the larger and join the two together.
The average flower uses 3 to 4 circles.

Step 5:
Flip your completed flower over and secure your fabric backing.
This is where you will attach your jewelers pin later.

please note the center of your flower will be open and you will see your backing fabric.
do not worry this is correct.  your fabric covered buttons will fill this space.

Step 6:
Follow the directions on the box of your fabric cover buttons
to cover 3 with your grosgrain ribbon.
At this point attach your buttons and pin.

You are done!

 If you make one please send me a photo of you in your new flower broach.
I love seeing what my followers create!


lee woo said...

Love it! Very interesting topics, I hope the incoming comments and suggestion are equally positive. Thank you for sharing this information that is actually helpful.

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Shiyuan Xu said...

This Grosgrain Ribbon Flower is beautiful. Thanks for your sharing.

Lydia Lan said...

Great Post! Thanks for your share! You can get ribbons with 196 colors and 19 sizes for choice from Yama Ribbon with the best deal!

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