Embroidery ribbons for beginners step by step: 6 ideas
Ribbon embroidery is a beautiful hobby that will allow you to create real works of art. Unlike threads, tapes are very voluminous and textured, of different widths and from different materials. To start creating the first pictures, it is enough to master a few basic stitches. And we will help you with this!
1. Cornflower of satin ribbons
You will need a brown ribbon 2.5 cm wide, a wide cornflower ribbon and a thin green ribbon 0.6 cm for the stem. It is most convenient to start from the base-bumps under the petals. It will be volumetric and will hide the outputs of all the other tapes.
To do this, remove the tape from the inside to the face and twist a little in the process. Make three free loops on the needle from above, in the middle of the needle half a centimeter to the side and drag it - you get a French knot. Withdraw the needle under it and close it with a ribbon in the usual thick stitch.
Cornflower petals have cut edges, so make such preparations in advance. Cut the tape into pieces of 7 cm, use sharp scissors to form the corners and carefully burn the sticking threads with a lighter. Insert the petals from the front to the inside as tightly as possible to the brown base and to each other.
To make the stem, remove the green ribbon from the bottom from the bottom to the face and twist it into a tube. Bring her close to the cornflower and bring it back, gently pulling it up. Do the leaves with one large stitch, and so that they do not shine so - turn the ribbon on the wrong side.
2. Volumetric rose
To embroider a rose, you will need a red ribbon 2.5 cm wide, matching threads and a 6.5 cm round stencil. To make the center, fold a piece of ribbon and twist it with a spiral, twisting it with each turn. Well, sew the bud with threads in color all over the base so that it does not disperse.
To fasten the tape in a fabric without long tails, the end was tipped with a lighter and slightly rotted with a boat. Bring her from the inside out to the face a little away from the center of the circle and make four large petals with straight stitches. Shape each manually in the process so that they are narrower and wider from the top.
Put the following petals on the previous ones in a checkerboard pattern for the volume. Sew the middle with the same thread, bring it to the inside and cut it - it is no longer needed. Take a new tape and form large petals in an arc at a distance of about a centimeter.
Each new petal in the process tighten and straighten your hands. Lay their cross on the cross, and in the middle make one transverse row. From it, make two large petals another centimeter away - right and left. With small stitches-loops in an arc, make a large frame of the bottom row so that the rose is more voluminous.
3. Lavender ribbon
To embroider simple branches of lavender, you will need two ribbons 0.6 cm wide - purple and green. On the fabric, mark with a pencil the composition, length and location of the stems. Immediately embroider them with a ribbon twisted into a tube - use the “forward needle” stitch or regular stitch.
Take the purple ribbon, fasten it in the needle and make the petals with a straight stitch into the ribbon. So that the flowers are neat - do not overtighten, unfold them in the process and neck in pairs with the steps up. Make the last pair of petals a little smaller and fix on top of one long top. Make leaflets in exactly the same seam, and then beautifully decorate the bouquet with a bow.
4. Embroidery dahlia
First you need to draw a wreath on the fabric, marking the arrangement of flowers and large petals. You can translate any finished picture using special paper. In addition to the tape, take some wool for felting or any other filler for voluminous middles without knots.
Fix the center on the fabric with a needle or sew so that it does not fidget. With a thin thin tape of 0.3 cm around the entire substrate in a circle, until it completely hides. Do not over tighten to maintain volume and airiness. At the end, you can tint the middle and the petals with watercolors.
Take a 2.5 cm wide ribbon, fade off the edge, form a boat and lay the first petal straight from this corner. Start from the outer circle and move in turn from one to the next. Make a puncture in the same tape exactly in the center to form a beautiful pointed corner.
For the second inner row, remove the ribbon between the two petals, bring it to the middle and pull it inside out. These petals should be quite voluminous - almost hanging loops. Tighten the ends with a puncture before you sew to the fabric. With the same hinged stitches and stitches with a puncture, make leaves around.
5. Forget-me-nots on the decal
For petals, take thin ribbons of 0.4 cm in several shades of blue or one painted with a gradient. For stems - the same green 0.6 cm, and for leaves - green, but 1.3 cm. For middles and small buds, mouline thread or very thin ribbon cords are useful.
First you need to assemble the blank using decals or simply by hand. Then lay the branches with a stalk-like seam with the help of a floss in one thread. The smallest leaves, buds and voluminous midpoints are sewn with a stitch in a couple of stitches.
Take the blue ribbon, fasten it into the needle and gently fall off the end so that it rests on the wrong side. Embroider small petals with the simplest straight stitch - this is a very good choice for lush bouquets. In each flower with a yellow thread floss embroider the middle and at the same time close the puncture site.
To make beautiful bulky leaves, put the green ribbon on the front. Sew them with the same straight stitch with a puncture - insert the needle not immediately into the fabric, but through the same tape. Pierce it not in the center, but a little from the edge - and then the petal will be beautifully wrapped. Finish the remaining flowers that lie on the leaves, small buds and other details.
6. A bouquet of lilacs
If you do not want to bother with drawings and decals, but want to embroider a real bouquet - this is the option for you! A small pencil sketch of the brush and the main outline of the handle with leaves are enough. You will need many shades of the same thin lilac and purple ribbon, as well as ribbon for the stem with the handle.
Tack on both sides of the brown ribbon for the handle, put it on your face and tightly screw it into a tube. Lay the twig according to the drawing and give the direction manually. Do not puncture the tissue, but directly into the stalk - so it will not move. Make cuttings for leaflets with ordinary straight stitches, slightly touching and fixing the main branch.
From a wide green ribbon of 2.5 cm, make the leaves with the same stitch with a puncture in the center of the ribbon. To form a sharp corner, pull the tape slowly and carefully on each side in turn. If you don’t want a too shiny plate, embroider the back with a dull side.
From a purple ribbon, you first need to make a French knot for the base, so leave a little space. Each flower will have four or five petals half a centimeter long - this is the size of the stitches. To prevent the tape from spinning, hold it with your hand at the base.
One petal of the first flower will be a new petal of the next, so choose in advance the direction in which you are moving. Due to this transition, the embroidery will look more voluminous and accurate. Make sure that the lilac brush is dense and there are no gaps on the fabric until you cover the entire workpiece.
An alternative is to make each lilac flower separately and then sew to the base. To do this, take a small piece of tape 8-10 cm long and fold it in half twice to outline the folds. Next, you need to sew a snake with a thin thread in a basting seam, as in the video, and then tighten it - you get a beautiful terry flower.