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 ~
The supplies I used are listed below. The Ribbon Retreat carries almost
everything needed to make this flower.
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.
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.
Start taking up stitches. Don’t worry about making them even. It won’t matter in
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.
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.
Seal the end of your ribbon.
Start forming one end of your ruffle into the center of a flower.
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
Be sure to add a bit of glue every so often.
2 ½” yards of ribbon gives you enough ruffles for an approximate 3” finished
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.
Once the glue is dry, add a felt circle to the back for a professional finish.
Glue on your center of choice. The Ribbon Retreat has all sorts of fun Crystals &
Gems. I love the Mini Starlight!
Line your hair clip, and glue on to the back of the flower. This would also make a
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
Until next time,
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!
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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor