There are many types of ribbon flowers. Simple one is gathered flower. Step 1 Cut 12 inches of 1 inch wide satin ribbon. Seal the edges with fabric glue Join the edges with back stitch using matching thread. Step 2 Make running stitch all along one edge using double strands of thread. Step 3 Pull the thread to form gathers and put tight knots and using two ends of the thread. Arrange the gathers. Step 4 Embellish the flower with pollens or beads.