Sunday, 20 January 2013

All made With Ribbon...

It's time for January Ribbon Girl colour challenge, this months colours are ivory and pink. These flowers are easy to make and depending on the ribbon you use can look so very different. The middles are just layered up buttons and pearl beads.
 
 
 
To make the flowers  take a length of ribbon ...around 35cm is a good length to start with.. the longer the ribbon the more petals you will have. Stitch along the length of the ribbon diagonally, the spaces between the the peaks are roughly 4-5 cm, use a fairly long stitch. 
Carefully pull up one of the threads to gather the ribbon, do this quite tightly and evenly.Use the thread to stitch the bottom of each petal together, this will pull the flower together, securely fasten off the thread, tuck the ends of the ribbon  behind the flower and secure with a few stitches. 
To make the stamens for the ivory flower simply tie knots at intervals in some seam binding, snip next to the knot as closely as possible....stitch to the centre of the flower before adding your buttons.

10 comments:

Sue said...

The flowers are gorgeous Effie. What a clever idea. I must try this.

cardesque said...

Dito above. That creamy white flower is so gorgeous.They would look great on a hat or a hair slide, or a brooch.

Tinkertaylor said...

So pretty

Mandy said...

these are so beautiful !

viv said...

Effie, they are beautiful

viv said...

They are beautiful, Effie.

Margie said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial on your gorgeous flowers - must have a go at this, they look brilliant.

Sid said...

Fab flowers Effie, and so simple to make too !! They are so effective.

Pat Beaumont said...

fabulous flowers Effie

Lynne Robertson Glen said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing :)