• Ribbon at least ½ inch (1.27 cm) wide
• Thread in a matching color
Cut a piece of ribbon 12 inches (30.5 cm) long. Thread a needle with a matching color thread (I used gray so it would be easier to see) and stitch a running stitch along the top edge of the ribbon.
When you reach the other end of the ribbon, stitch both ends together so it looks like the photo above.
Pull the thread to gather the ribbon together into a rosette shape.
When you have the rosette as tight as you like, knot off the thread and trim. Pay attention to where your knot is so you don't accidentally cut open your stitching.
Adjust the ruffles of the rosette as desired. To keep the thread from loosening, apply a small amount of glue to the knot. Attach the flower to your project with glue, brads or hand stitching.