Thursday, May 19, 2011

Satin Ribbon Flowers

If you haven't noticed by now I have a slight obsession/addiction to all things hair related. What can I say, I LOVE hair accessories!

Here's another little tutorial for some flowers using satin ribbon. I bought this ribbon from Hobby Lobby right off the spool. I purchased a yard of each color.

For the pink ribbon, I cut the ribbon in half so I had two half yard pieces. I used a basting stitch (only backstitching at one end) to sew all the way up one side of the ribbon, about a 1/4" in or so.

If you wanted to, you could even handstitch (loosely) up the entire side of the ribbon instead of machine stitching.

On the end of the ribbon that you did NOT use your backstitch, gently pull one piece of thread while sliding the ribbon up the other thread piece. Do this until your ribbon starts to ripple and ruffle up.

Your ribbon should end up looking like this.

Now start wrapping your ribbon to make your flower. Just keep coiling your flower from the side that you stitched until you have your flower shape. (You might need to keeping pulling the piece of thread to help it stay puckered).

Now handstitch the ribbon to secure your flower. Or you can use fabric glue - that's what I did. Finally, just attach it to a hairclip and your done!

I used the whole yard of ribbon to make the orange one. It turned out to be a big, gigantic, fluffy flower. I kind of (really) like big hair accessories for Ry-pie! Cutting the pink ribbon in half was good for two smaller flowers. Perfect for pig-tails!

I hope you liked this tutorial and make some yourself!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these instructions! I just got a satin ribbon that I am going to be using to wrap some gifts with. I think they are going to look great once I can do it as good as you can!

  2. This satin Ribbon hair bow is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.


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