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Make Your Own Silk Ribbon Roses

Welcome back to the May Arts blog!  If there’s anything more beautiful than May Arts Silk Ribbon; I haven’t found it yet.  I think it’s my number one favorite for all kinds of projects.

Today, I’ve got a simple tutorial for you to create the most beautiful ribbon roses using May Arts Silk Ribbons and Satin Leaves.  All you need is a needle and thread and 30 inches of your choice of any of the 23 luscious colors of May Arts silk ribbon for each rose.

  1.  Fold over approximately. 2 inches of silk ribbon to form a tail.

*Pin for demo only*

Fold again to form another point.  Secure with needle and thread.

  1.  Begin to make medium basting stitches.  Pull up the threads, roll, and then backstitch to secure.

  1. Continue to roll, pull up and secure until you reach the end of the ribbon.

  1.  Fold the end under, then make small stitches to secure the end.   Sew ribbon leaves to the bottom of the rose.  Trim off the tail, if desired or leave long to attach to a wire to form a bouquet.  You may also sew a small round of ivory felt to the bottom of the roses to attach a pin for use as a boutonniere, dress pin or corsage or add one to a wrapped gift, a wreath or handmade cards.

May Arts Champagne Silk

May Arts  Tea-dyed White Silk Ribbon

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

May Arts Ribbon Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Needle/thread
  1. Brenda Savage

    Oh my gosh! The Tea Dyed white silk ribbon is beautiful! I have got to try my hand at making these flowers!

  2. Bandita

    wow these flowers r really vei lovely…hope to trybdem soon…nd may it have d same grace nd finishing as illustrated…!!!

  3. Gigi

    These are so beautiful.  I have so many May Art ribbons to choose from so can't wait to get started.  I can think of sooooo many uses for the flowers.  Thanks a bunch!

  4. Monica

  5. Kristie Maynard

    These are very beautiful and don't look too difficult to make.  Thanks for sharing!

  6. Darlene Gabriel

    These roses are gorgeous. I love May Arts silk ribbon. Thank you for this great tutorial Charlene.

  7. Linda R.

    These flowers look so beautiful, but I guess I just don't get it.  I lose you in the second step….not sure what you mean by pull up threads. And roll?  Maybe I need to understand the thread part before I can get the roll part.

    1. Charlene

      Hi Linda,

      When you make a running stitich, you would pull on the needle to gather the stitches together.  You can see it better in the 4th photo.  After pulling the stitches together (or gathering) you take a couple of backstitches to secure them.  If you need further info feel free to email me at [email protected].

      1. Linda R.

        Ahh!  Thanks so much.  I think I'll give it a try!

  8. Sue D

    These are gorgeous!!

  9. Beverly Jordan

    Your silk ribbon flowers look scrumptious!!!

  10. scrappymo

    Gorgeous…I have made these up and can attest to the fact that they are quite easy to do but the finished result looks great.

  11. Holly Tolman

    Wow, these look very elegant!

  12. kathy/NorthCarolina

    These are gorgeous.  Thank you for the wonderful step by step!


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