Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Learn how to make these beautiful, classy Ruffled Satin Flowers using our tutorial by Simple Design Bows. The instructions are so simple and the results are gorgeous!


Hello Again! It’s Brynde from The Ribbon Retreat. Today I will be showing you
how to make a Ruffled Satin Flower. The hardest part is trying to decide what
color of Satin you want to use!

~ Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial ~

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The supplies I used are listed below. The Ribbon Retreat carries almost
everything needed to make this flower.

1 ½” Satin Ribbon (approx. 2 ½” yards)
Felt Circle
Mini Starlight
Needle
Thread
Hair Clip
Hi-Temp Hot Glue Gun
Scissors
Lighter

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

First, start by sealing the end of your ribbon using your preferred method. I like
using a lighter the best. If you need instructions on how to do this, The Ribbon Retreat has a video on how to seal your ribbon ends.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thread your needle. I like to tie 3 knots in the end so it won’t slip through my
needle hole. Fold your ribbon in half and bring the needle up from the back.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Start taking up stitches. Don’t worry about making them even. It won’t matter in
the end.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

It’s easier to keep a few stitches on the needle before bringing the thread all the
way through. Once your needle gets “full”, bring the thread through, and continue
taking up stitches. Your ribbon will start to ruffle. As you go, keep pushing your
ribbon down. You want a tight ruffle.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Once you get to the end of your ribbon, take a couple stitches and tie it off. You
can trim the end, so it has a straight finish.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Seal the end of your ribbon.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Start forming one end of your ruffle into the center of a flower.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Keep wrapping the ruffles around the back, continually making the flower larger.
I like to “un-twist” the ruffles so the gathered edge is on the inside as you make
your circle.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Be sure to add a bit of glue every so often.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

2 ½” yards of ribbon gives you enough ruffles for an approximate 3” finished
flower.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Tuck the ribbon end to the back of the flower and secure with glue. I like to fill
in the entire back of the flower with hot glue. I feel it gives stability to the flower
once it dries, plus creates a flat surface to glue the felt onto.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Once the glue is dry, add a felt circle to the back for a professional finish.

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Glue on your center of choice. The Ribbon Retreat has all sorts of fun Crystals &
Gems
. I love the Mini Starlight!

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Line your hair clip, and glue on to the back of the flower. This would also make a
beautiful brooch!

Ruffled Satin Flower Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

There you have it! A classy Ruffled Satin Flower. These are perfect for girls of all
ages. Make some mini ones out of a smaller ribbon width, cluster them together,
and make an adorable headband! There are so many fun possibilities. Happy
flower making!

Until next time,
-Brynde


Thanks Brynde!

Isn’t she amazing!? These flowers are so beautiful and simple to do. And the gems and crystals in the center really make these flowers special.

We have a huge selection of satin ribbon, full of beautiful colors to make these gorgeous flowers. Our prices are awesome, so check them out!

If you’re happier just buying these hair accessories, check out Simple Design Bows for super cute bows and accessories for great prices!

We are currently searching for crafty contributors so if you’re a craft blogger or bow maker who’d like to submit a tutorial of your own, visit our Project Submission Page to see all the details. We love all tutorials, and now especially love holiday ones! We make it worth your while! We love our contributors!

Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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26 Comments

  1. Posted September 25, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    This is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. Cindy
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Did you mean 2 1/2 yards…that’s like 7.5 feet! I was wondering if you really meant 2 1/2 feet of ribbon. I’ve made these before and have never used that much ribbon. It did turn out beautifully, by the way!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 26, 2012 at 9:04 am | Permalink

      Hi Cindy! Yes, the flower uses a full 2 1/2 yards. It’s such a tight ruffle, which is why you need that much. Thanks for your question! – Shirley :)

  3. Tammy
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    Thanks for the tutorial! Love!!! Could you please measure your finished length of the ruffled ribbon? That way, we’ll have an idea of how tight we should make the 2 1/2 yd of ribbon.

    Tammy

  4. Posted September 29, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    This tutorial was done beautifully! I’ve seen many ruffle flower tutorials, and this one is awesome for those of us who sew our bows by hand! The detailed pics are so helpful, and I think this will help me as well as many others to get some beautiful ribbon flowers made for the holidays!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 29, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

      Thank you Sheila! We think so too. :) We love Brynde and can’t wait for more tutorials! Thanks for your comment. – Shirley :)

  5. Chrissy
    Posted September 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    These are so beautiful! I made my first one today using the wine color satin ribbon and a mini starlight…. so pretty! Posted a picture on FB and friends are already asking if I’m going to sell them. Not sure what I should charge, though??? Any suggestions would be appreciated!! :-)

  6. Chrissy
    Posted September 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    btw… thank you for the wonderful tutorial! :-)

  7. Posted September 30, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I really love reading others blogs on how to make hair bows they are so beautiful.

  8. Posted September 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful!! Can’t wait to try one. :)

  9. Erica
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    These are all so gorgeous. I only just came across this blog via ucreate, but I’m definitely going to add this to my daily roster (and I’ve long been a fan of your ribbons!) If I won the giveaway, I would use the money to go crazy with the beautiful ribbons and trim that I always see in your shop, but can never justify spending on myself (it all has to go to school books and instant noodles!)

  10. annette reyes
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Love these! Can”t wait to try it.

  11. Susan
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    I love everything! : )

  12. Posted October 13, 2012 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this! Been looking for something a little more formal for the Christmas season. (Most of my designs are fun & whimsical) so it’s nice to have a classy higher end bow to offer. Thank you so much for allowing us to learn from you!

  13. Cindy M.
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful!!!! I made these in so many different colors for my friend’s daughter and she is thrilled!!! I used to buy the premade bows at the store and just alligator clip them on a band but WOW. Your tutorial made it so easy and I will be gifting these for Christmas! Lovely :) Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

  14. Jenny T
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I made a bunch of these and it is DEFINITELY 2.5 feet NOT yards. 2.5 yards would give you a flower the size of your palm (if you want it that big, go for it). :) 30 inches is all you need for a hair accessory sized flower. I bought WAY too much ribbon! :)

  15. Tiffanie
    Posted September 28, 2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I made one for my baby girl using 2.5 yards and after ruffling it up, it wasnt as big as it may sound. It turned out about the same size as some of the flowers I got from TRT!!!

  16. sheela raju
    Posted October 31, 2013 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    this is very beautiful. thanks

  17. Enyo
    Posted February 4, 2014 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks for very little things you do.
    Keep it up. I love your works.

    • Posted February 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      Hi Enyo! Thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  18. tiffani
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Could you add a tutorial on how to attach a stem? I’ll be using vintage rhinestone buttons in the center and plan to make wedding bouquets.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tiffani! Thank you for your comment and for your question. A tutorial for attaching a stem is a great idea but in the meantime, I did a quick search for you and there are a TON of great step by step tutorials on YouTube for adding stems to flowers such as our Ruffled Satin Flower. Thank you so much for your suggestion and good luck with your wedding bouquets! Have a wonderful day and thank you again Tiffani! Michelle :)

  19. Posted July 2, 2014 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Great Tips! I have never seeen it. amazing!

    Kisses

    Karen Montoni

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      Hi Karen! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun ruffly flower. These flowers are so much fun to not only make but also to wear! Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  20. Posted July 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    wow…this is so simply, can i repost at my blog, with link to your site :) thanks

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tiara! Thank you so much! Yes, for sure and thank you in advance for the link back!!! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

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