Stitched Ribbon Flower

by Beate Johns

Create a flower out of ribbon or lace.


  • Ribbon or lace

  • Needle and thread, or sewing machine

  • Button or brad


  1. Step 1

    Start running the needle through the edge of the ribbon or lace in big stitches.

  2. Step 2

    Continue to stitch the edge of the ribbon until you arrive at the other end.

  3. Step 3

    Keep the needle on the thread and pull the thread to bunch the ribbon together in a circle.

  4. Step 4

    Line up the two ends of the ribbon on top of each other.

  5. Step 5

    Stitch the two ends of the ribbon together.

  6. Step 6

    Turn flower over so the seam is in the back. Now pull the thread ends again until the flower is a shape you like.

  7. Step 7

    Turn the flower back over and tie the thread in a knot and cut off.

  8. Step 8

    Add a button or brad in the flower center.

  9. Step 9

    Use flower to decorate a card, scrapbook page or other project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Stitched Ribbon Flower. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thanks for this great tutorial Beate. I can't wait to try it.
Annette  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 6:36 AM
Gorgeous lace flower embellishment Beate! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us smile
Mona Pendleton  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 6:43 AM
the link you provided for the gallery: Stitched Ribbon Flower says there is no result for this enquiry and to try a different spelling.....
Judy La Mantia  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 6:48 AM
OMGoodness Beate- this is SO gorgeous! You are so talented. smile
Gina K.  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 6:52 AM
Wow, this is great! I was going to take a crocheting class to learn how to make cute little flowers but now I can make them on my own pronto! Thanks, Beate, your tutorials are always so helpful!
Andrea Ewen  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 7:04 AM
I think that is beautiful and so feminine. I can't wait to try.
Pat Presley  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 7:40 AM
Oh so awesome Beate! Love you stitched flower!
Cathy  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 7:57 AM
How pretty! Ooo that would look so good on a xmas card. smile Can you tell me about the Dew drop bottle next to your card.
Micalela  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM
The dew drop bottle is called Mint Chocolate chip from Robin's Nest. I bought it from Eclectic Paperie.

Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 2:38 PM
what a totally easy way to make a inexpensive but adorable flower. Thanks for sharing this easy to do item!
MaudesCards  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 4:07 PM
Wow! I can't wait to this. Your flower is just lovely! Thank you, Beate!
smadson  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM
Thanks Beate for a great tutorial. The lace is so feminine and makes a wonderful accent to your gorgeous card. I appreciate your video.
glenda s  |  Thu Nov 25, 2010 at 8:36 AM
What a lovely way to dress up a plain card. Great video.
Virginia Wingo  |  Thu Nov 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM
awesome idea! I am going to try and crochet a lace piece out of crochet cotton.
kmkrafts  |  Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 12:19 AM
i used to make these and attach them to little barrettes,(back in the 80's). you can pre=cut your lace or eyelet once you know how much it takes to make a circle. it takes about 6 inches. fold in half and sew by hand or by machine, then gather by hand. add the ribbon and a cute button and you're good to go! attach to a barrette or pony tail elastic or a card.
auntiemaryann  |  Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 6:52 PM
Dear Beate,

Thank you for your patience as you pass on such beautiful and simple tips to make my cards so much more attractive!

You are the Queen of Tutorials!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
Traci S.  |  Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM
Thanks for the infor. Love your tutorials you go girl.
Earline  |  Mon Dec 6, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Wanted to let you know I posted a link to this tutorial/video today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
Nancy Ward  |  Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 2:06 PM
Love this idea. The flowers look so soft and delicate. Thanks for showing the video of how to. Edna B.
Edna Burgess  |  Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 7:26 PM
This truly is beautiful, is there some formular for the length v width or are all the ribbons about 6 inches?!
Margaret Fitzgerald  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 4:49 AM

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