All you need is a long length of ribbon to make this stunning flower. It is so beautiful but so easy to make that you'll find yourself making whole bouquets. Use it as a corsage pinned to a lapel, to decorate a hairband or attach one to a velvet ribbon and wear it as a choker.
YOU WILL NEED
60cm of 4 cm wide wired. double- sided taffeta.
Satin or organza ribbon for each flower
Sewing thread to match ribbon colour
1. About 2cm from one end, fold the ribbon over itself at right-angles. Fold it over again, so that the long end is lying parallel to the short end.
2. Fold the long end of the ribbon over itself at right angles twice more to create a diamond shape. Keep folding in the same way until you have made 12 folds, so the diamond is three layers of folded ribbon thick.
3 Thread the end of the ribbon down through the hole in the middle of the folded ribbon diamond.
4 Twist the end at the end at the back of the diamond clockwise. The top layer and then the second layer of folded ribbon will start to furl up. creating a flower. Twist until the flower is as tightly furled as you want it to look.
5 Thread the sewing needle. At the back. stitch back and forth through the edges of the ribbon in the middle of the flower to secure them firmly in position. Stitch the short end of ribbon (from Step t) to the end protruding through from the front of the flower.
turn your ribbon flower into a gorgroe corsage by stitching silk, or velvet leaves and a brooch finding to the back of it.