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Time
40 mins

A pleated flower is another fun way to use ribbon to add personality to a project.
Hints and tips
For folding, pleating and ruffling techniques, wider ribbons are the best choice.
Use a ruler if you would like to create perfectly even pleats.

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  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Pleated Flower - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using regular, loose pleats, fold and pin in a circle, leaving room in the centre for more rows. To begin, only pin your first row until you are close to meeting back where you began.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Pleated Flower - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew along the bottom edge of the pleats, carefully removing the pins one by one as you go. The pleats should now look loose and ruffled.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Pleated Flower - Step 3
    Step 3

    Begin pinning your next row of pleats in the same manner as the first row. Make sure you’re decreasing the size of your centre circle so you can see the previous layer of pleats easily along the outer edge.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Pleated Flower - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew around the inner edge as you did before, leaving you with two pretty rows of pleats and just a small centre circle to fill.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Pleated Flower - Step 5
    Step 5

    Without pins this time, carefully fold and sew your ribbon until you work your way to the centre. Tuck your edge under and stitch down to secure at the very centre of your flower.

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