Step 1: Supplies
Ribbon (Any type of cloth ribbon will work. The type that you can curl with scissors won't work)
If the ribbon has wire in the edges, remove the wire once your pieces of ribbon have been cut by simply pulling the end of the wire straight out. If the wire isn't already sticking out, push the edge upwards till a small part of the wire is sticking upwards. This small part can be bent down and pulled out.
I usually use ribbon that is 1.5 inches wide, in which case the length of the pieces should be about 3 inches.
Step 2: Making the Petals: Fold
Step 3: Making the Petals: Sewing
Wind the sewing thread around the base, or stem of the petal and thread the needle through the base again. Knot the thread and repeat steps 2 and 3 till you have the desired number of petals. I usually use 7 but that depends on the how full and wide the petals are.
Step 4: Putting the Petals Together
Connect all the petals in a ring by sewing back through the first petal. Then wrap the thread around the bundle of petal stems and sew straight through the base several times through varying points around the base.