Last Friday I showed you a bunch of ribbon I received from Mindy Mae’s Market. I wanted to give you the tutorial for how I made the ruffled ribbon flowers. They are incredibly simple to make especially with a ruffle foot.
Sewing machine with Ruffle foot
Do you have a ruffle foot for your sewing machine? I think it is a must have for anyone who likes to sew and adores ruffles. I bought mine on Ebay for $23. It looks kinda of scary when you see it but once you read the instructions it is really easy to get the ruffle you desire.
I singed both ends of the grosgrain ribbon with a lighter to seal the ends. Then I ran about 2 yards of ribbon through my ruffle foot with the foot set at 1 and my tension at a 4. You will have to experiment with your stitch length to find the ruffle you desire. Of course you could just do a long running stitch and pull one of the threads to ruffle it as well. But it is so wonderful to just run it through a machine and get the desire ruffle without pulling, tugging or the possibility of a broken string.
I cut my strings and was left with one long ruffle.
I started at one end rolling it up and rolled the entire flower up.
While holding it all in place I squirted out some hot glue into a circle shape onto a scrap of felt.
Then I cut around the felt to form a circle in the back.
At this point you can glue them on a bag, add an alligator clip for your hair, glue them to a belt or a pin to make a brooch. I mean there are a zillion different things you can do with ribbon flowers, right?
Do you like making flowers? Check out a few more of my tutorials here…
How to Make Felt Flowers
How to Make Duck Tape Flowers