Tutorial on how to make a Five point ribbon flower

To make a Five point ribbon flower.

The sample is made from 13 mm ribbon but you can use ribbon from 8mm to quite large to make this type of flower. It looks good in silk ribbon, satin ribbon and ribbon made of organza.

Cut a piece about 3/4 inch long and fold it at right angles so that it forms a mitre corner as illustrated.

Fold the ribbon back on the mitre, so you are folding the ribbon back underneath itself.

Finger press the top edge.
You will have a front and back.

Front of the fold

Back of the fold

Make five petals and have them ready to thread together.

About half way down ribbon gather the first petal on the needle and then trim the excess ribbon off.

Do this with the five petals gathering them on the needle.

Pull the thread tight and finish off at the back.
You can use a little fray check if unravelling is problem

Add a bead for the centre.

You have a 5 pointed ribbon flower to add to your next project!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial.



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43 Responses to Tutorial on how to make a Five point ribbon flower

  1. Jane says:

    I'm from Malaysia.I just made one for my niece.It's so lovely,thanks a lot.

  2. Maureen bond says:

    Thanks for this tutorial Sharon. I have purchased flowers like this but now I can make my own. 🙂

  3. WOW! These are just stunning! TFS!

  4. Mary Mac says:

    Thank you for a wonderfully clear and simple tutorial for a gorgeous flower. I'll just have to have a go at making some (for my handmade cards) yours turned out so well and they are not something that could suffer in transit!

    {mwah, mwah, from Dublin, Ireland}

    Mary Mac

  5. LovelyGG says:

    Great tutorial : ) Thank you so much!,very good instructions : )

  6. This is a great project! I love the ribbon flower, I think with the tutorial you have here, I can definitely make one for myself as well. Thanks a lot.

  7. Mayra says:

    I have been looking for a way to do this for awhile now! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!

  8. Pat (msfd) says:

    Oh my gosh your flower is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

  9. Mahalakshmi says:

    Sharon,This is too much of coincidence as I am bumping into SRE.I joined the SRE group in stitching fingers and bumped into a blog in the same .Now I just wanted to check chain stitch variations and here again I am seeing this ribbon flower.Thanks a lot for the clear tutorial.

  10. jessica says:

    Oh, I love this tutorial! Simply beautiful.

  11. Mina says:

    Thanks! ?

  12. Jana says:

    Thank you very much to teach how to do this flower!
    A kiss from Brazil! Jana

  13. Elise says:

    I’m SO delighted to have found your perfect ribbon flower tutorial! I linked to this post from my paper-crafting blog – your instructions are so easy and well organized! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  14. kudzu says:

    thank you for sharing! i’m looking for how-to make ribbon flowers to put on bobby pins for Christmas gifts, and found you.


  15. tejaswini says:

    wow !!!!!! thank for left handers tips!!

  16. Joyce says:

    I just made one of these. Your instructions were so clear and easy to follow. I used baby blue organza, and put a pearl in the center. It is sooooo pretty. Thank you for the great tutorial.

  17. Sharon B says:

    No worries Nancy you credited me as author of the tutorial, with the link and that is all that people ask – thanks

  18. Nancy Ward says:


    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    I’d appreciate your letting me know if that’s OK.


    Nancy Ward

  19. riorita says:

    Very lovely and creative idea

  20. Nice skills, thanks for sharing with us!
    Have a nice day…

    from Free Wedding Flower Guides

  21. Meli says:

    Thanks, terima kasih
    untuk langkah-langkah ..thanks ..thanks

    salam manis
    From Meli. INDONESIA

  22. Sumy Sunil says:

    Nice tutorial..will try it some time later….

  23. Katrina says:

    Thank you so much!,very good instructions:)

  24. Judy Hembrow says:

    Great tutorial, many thanks.

  25. sara says:

    GREAT.that was very nice.

  26. Erica Stark says:

    I think I want to make lots of these to “sprinkle” on the new curtains I made for my daughter’s room.

  27. Emma says:

    Thanks for the clear instructions with excellent sharp photos. I made a large one to adorn the front of my baby’s Christening dress as the store didn’t have any large enough nor in the ivory color I wanted. Plus mine is made with soft satin ribbon and not the scratchy stuff the store flowers use. Wonderful tutorial!

  28. eileen says:

    Thanks so much for this, just what I need.

  29. sajbrfem says:

    So simple yet so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  30. Hi Sharon

    We are starting a challenge blog, for all forms of arts and crafts and would love to invite you to be a guest designer, for one challenge.
    Each challenge has sponsored prizes and designers recieve a small pack of sample goodies to play with.
    yours tracey

  31. Carine says:

    merci beaucoup de nous faire partager votre expérience et votre savoir faire

  32. lelia says:

    Oh, thank you very much. Fantastic!!!

  33. cqmadhatter says:

    Beautiful work Sharon!…even the lurkers like me are inspired…I finished a small quilt for my godson that I was making for his baptism and 2 quickie ones for his brothers so they will not be jealous. My best friend was shocked to see the floor of my sewing room… Keep that inspiration up!
    p.s. My best friend was visiting because I am working on 2 4-tier skirts for her…most of the way finished. Hmmmm…maybe I will weigh all the projects that leave and see what it totals….

  34. grbev says:


    Please contact me off line. have an interesting site for you.


  35. Marty52 says:

    Great tutorial… thanks Ms. Sharon!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  36. mohana says:

    Fantastic work and Very useful tutorial

  37. coral-seas says:

    Thank you so much – and thanks to Alison for asking 🙂


  38. SewDelish says:

    Thanks this is beautiful. Very easy tutorial to follow.

  39. Thank you for all the wonderful things you have taught us and inspired us to do. I took your encrusted class but did not participate in any of the discussions. I thought the class was excellent and enjoy crazy quilting even more with all the new ideas. Jayne

  40. Indeed I did enjoy it. Love how sharp your photos are, too! Thanks, Sharon…

  41. ninox says:

    Thank you for the tutorial! I have always wondered how to do these despite trying various made up methods they never sat right.. 😀

  42. Doris says:

    thank you!!always is useful know how to make thisaccesories 😀 thank again

  43. Gipsy says:

    Merci beaucoup, très intéressant les “tuto” en images.

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