Making satin ribbon rose with the folding technique is quite popular and one of my favorite fabric flower patterns. I made some satin ribbon rose rings last week and learned a few tricks about it.
This ible will show how I made the satin ribbon rose rings and some basic tips about making the rose.
Step 1: Materials Needed
To make satin rose ring you'll need:
1) Satin ribbon - 0.5-1 inch width and at least 10 inches legnth,
2) Needle and thread,
3) Blank finger ring,
5) Glue (white glue or hot glue),
Step 2: Making the Folds
Take the satin ribbon and burn both ends using a lighter,
Fold the ribbon into half and hold the center of the fold with your finger, then rotate one strand of the ribbon to 90 degrees. (see second picture of this step)
Notice that I've marked both strands with the letters 'a' and 'b',
Fold 'a' strand over the center, both strands will create another 90 degrees on the other side,
Again, fold the 'b' starnd over the center,
Keep repeating the steps until half an inch ribbon is left on either strand.
To make satin ribbon roses it's better to use ribbons of 0.5 inch, 0.75 inch and 1 inch width. Ribbon with smaller width tend to keep the folds in shape. I've tried to make rose using a 2 inches width ribbon but they don't turn out as good as the smaller ones, besides the folds are quite difficult to handle.
Step 3: Making the Rose
After you're done making the folds- firstly, hold both ends together and release the center. Then carefully hold one strand tightly with the rest of the folds with one hand and hold the other loose end with the other hand.
Carefully pull the loose end, this will bring all the folds together and form a rose-like pattern.
Now, use needle and thread for stithcing the ends of both strands together, make sure to stitch both ends together.
While pulling the loose end make sure not to pull it too far orelse the folds will be undone. Pull until getting the right/perfect pattern for the rose and stop pulling when it reaches the perfect pattern.
See the third picture of this step- notice the swirly pattern I've drew on the rose. Now twist the rose to the direction shown on the swirl, which is outwards of the swirl. In this way you'll get a blooming, perfect rose pattern.
Step 4: Attaching With a Ring
You don't need to attach any extra layer of fabric (felt) on the bottom of the satin rose,
Simply attach the satin rose with a blank ring using a small amount of hot glue or white glue.
Allow the glue to dry for a while.
Make as many satin rose rings as you want as they're fun and very easy to make.