How to Make a Ribbon Rosette

  • 01 of 09

    Ribbon Rosette Craft

    How to Make a Ribbon Rosette
    How to Make a Ribbon Rosette.

    These adorable ribbon rosettes are easy to make and can be used to decorate other craft projects. They are great to use on barrettes, headbands, and other wearables.

    • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
    • Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)

    The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

    Let's begin...

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  • 02 of 09

    Gathering The Supplies

    Gathering The Supplies to Make Ribbon Rosettes
    Gathering The Supplies to Make Ribbon Rosettes.

    Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

    • Ribbon ((sheer ribbon atleast 1 1/2" wide works best)
    • Ruler
    • Scissors
    • Needle and thread

    Now we can start...

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  • 03 of 09

    Cutting Your Ribbon to Make the Rosette

    Cutting Your Ribbon to Make the Rosette
    Cutting Your Ribbon to Make the Rosette.
    Start out by cutting a piece of ribbon to make your ribbon rosette. The length of ribbon you want will depend on how full you want your rosette to be. A 14-inch piece of ribbon is a good length to start with for a small rosette. A 21-inch piece of ribbon makes a nice, full rosette. Play with different lengths and widths of fabric to get the results you desire.
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  • 04 of 09

    How to Start Sewing Your Ribbon Rosette

    How to Start Sewing Your Ribbon Rosette
    How to Start Sewing Your Ribbon Rosette.

    Cut a piece of thread about twice as long as your piece of ribbon. Thread the needle and tie the two ends of the thread together.

    Start at one end of the ribbon. Fold it as shown in the photo. Push the needle up through both thicknesses of ribbon.

    Now we can sew along the ribbon edge...

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  • 05 of 09

    Basting Along the Edge of the Ribbon

    Basting Along the Edge of the Ribbon
    Basting Along the Edge of the Ribbon.

    Now sew long basting stitches along one of the edges of the ribbon. Only sew through one side of the ribbon. You only fold down both ends of the ribbon just to get a neater start and finish.

    Now we are reading to finish the basting...

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  • 06 of 09

    How to Finish Sewing Your Ribbon Rosette

    How to Finish Sewing Your Ribbon Rosette
    How to Finish Sewing Your Ribbon Rosette.

    Do the last stitch on your ribbon rosette the same way you did the first stitch. Fold the ribbon as shown in the photo. Push the needle up through both thicknesses of ribbon. Pull the needle all the way through and out of the ribbon.

    The ribbon is now ready to be gathered...

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  • 07 of 09

    How to Gather the Ribbon for the Rosette

    How to Gather the Ribbon for the Rosette
    How to Gather the Ribbon for the Rosette.

    Pull the needle and push the ribbon together slowly, shaping it as you go. Push the ribbon, gathered together, as tightly as you can get it.

    Next, we can secure the edges of the ribbon rosette...

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  • 08 of 09

    Secure the Edges of the Ribbon Rosette

    Secure the Edges of the Ribbon Rosette
    Secure the Edges of the Ribbon Rosette.

    To secure the edges of the ribbon rosette, pinch the gathered edge together and push the needle and thread through several layers. Do this several times so that all edges are secured atleast once.

    Finally, we can finish the ribbon rosette...

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  • 09 of 09

    Finishing Your Ribbon Rosette

    Finishing Your Ribbon Rosette
    Finishing Your Ribbon Rosette.

    Once you are sure all of the gathered edges of the ribbon rose are secured, cut off the needle and tie the thread. Fluff up the rosette to get the desired finish look.

    The two rosettes shown here were made using the two different lengths of the same ribbon. The rosette on the left was made using a 21-inch piece of ribbon. The rosette on the right was made using a 14-inch piece of ribbon.