Satin Ribbon Flowers
These little flowers are so easily made. First choose a small length of satin ribbon (try starting off with a foot or so, more is better, and you can trim at the end of the flower). You're going to need matching thread and a sharp needle. Tie a knot in the thread and pull through the bottom of one end of the ribbon. With big stitches continue sewing on the bottom of the ribbon. Now for the fun part, bunch up what you have sewn so far and you should see a flower forming. When it gets to the desired fullness you just cut the left over ribbon and sew the two ends together. Push the seam into the folds and it's not noticeable. For this dress I sewed a little bead into the middle of each flower, but you can use a button, or even another little flower. The width of the ribbon determines the width of the flower, and with six widths to choose from you can have fun with the variation. *Note: if you are sewing these onto children's garments make sure you really tack the flower down so that little fingers won't pull them off.