How to make a ribbon corsage. Easy craft tutorial

How to sew a ribbon corsageI love making these ribbon corsages.  They are a great way to use up scraps of ribbon and odd buttons and beads.

They are also super quick and have endless variations.

Click here to buy your corsage kit, complete with enough ribbon and findings to make two corsages.

Once you’ve made one you’ll find them addictive and of course you needed be restricted to corsages.  You can decorate hair clips and hair bands, bags, cushions and hats with the bows, or use them to add some flair to your Christmas wrapping.  I’ve even used them as tree decorations!

As ever the only limit is your imagination.

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You will need:

  • Corsage template
  • Craft scissors
  • Sewing scissors
  • 2 lengths of ribbon 1 x 70 cm 1 x 25 cm
  • Buttons or beads to embelish
  • Broach pin
  • Sewing pins, needle and thread

tools for making a ribbon corsage

Using the craft scissors cut out the two templates in your kit, including the inner section.

Templates for making a ribbon corsage

Taking the long piece of ribbon thread it through the centre of the 5 or 7 point template.

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Holding the loose end fast to the template wind the ribbon around the points, looping it around the point and across the template to the opposite point. Repeat until all points are have a loop around them and pass the ribbon back across the centre.

How to make a ribbon corsagePin through all the layers of ribbon at the centre and trim any loose ends.

Repeat with the short length of ribbon and the three point template.

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Carefully remove the template from the ribbons, you should now have two bows.

Pin the smaller bow to the middle of the larger bow.

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Thread your needle and sew through both bows at the centre, make sure that you pass through all layers of ribbon.

How to sew a ribbon corsageSew 7 or 8 stitches and then add your button to the front and continue to sew through the bows until the button is secure.

If you are using more than 1 button or several beads repeat as necessary.

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Finish with the thread at the back of the bow.

Position the broach back on the back of the bow and stitch on.

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I sew from one side through the hole in the back and across to the other side, then back again.  I repeat 4 or 5 times and then do the same with the lower hole.

Tie off and cut your thread.

The finished corsage.

How to sew a ribbon corsage

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If you have bought a kit and made your own ribbon corsages please do leave a comment or send me a photo so I can share the crafty inspiration.

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