Ric Rac roses are perfect for so many uses; add them to garments, hair and accessory items or perhaps in your next home décor project. The size, color and look of your finished rose is up to you. Consider mixing colors, spraying the edges or adding a pearl center. The idea is simple; the base instructions given below will get you started.
Ric Rac Roses Supply List:
Three yards Natural Ric Rac #00580-008
Needle & Thread
Felt or Fabric circle – Optional
Iron – Optional
Ric Rac Roses How To:
Fold the 3 yards of Ric Rac in half and place a binder clip along the folded edge. Cross the two ends of the Ric Rac over and under each other to form a braid. Continue until the entire length has been braided. Optional: Using the iron, press the braid prior to moving onto the next step.
Place the braid under the presser foot of your sewing machine and stitch along one edge approximately 1/3 of the way up from the edge. Remove the binder clip as you reach the opposite end and continue stitching. Note: We have used contrasting thread to showcase the steps.
Starting with the cuts edges, roll the braid upon itself, as you stitch into the bottom edge to secure. Continue rolling and stitching until you reach the opposite end. Secure the end with a couple of stitches, cut and remove the needle and thread. If desired, cover the bottom of the rose with a circle of felt or other fabric. Add pin, magnet or jewelry backings as you see fit.
Use your fingers to open the rose by folding back the Ric Rac. Optionally: You may use the tip of your iron to press open the flower edges.
The size of the rose can be altered by the size of the Ric Rac used as well as the yardage.