Sorry about the lame title. I couldn't help myself. I used my glue GUN for these ROSES today (see why I couldn't help myself?) for an upcoming project, it is a big one so I will probably make more than one post out of it. Anyway here is how I did it. First I decided I wanted a kinda small rose, I cut this strip of fabric at about 18 inches. For a larger rose you just use longer pieces of fabric.
then at the right side edge I folded the top down to the bottom like this
The next step is to fold the bottom half way up again.
Then twist is around so it looks like this. Here is where I stop to apply a little dot of hot glue.
Then you want to rotate the flower(well what you have done for a flower.) and take the bottom up and over the top to fold it behind the flower. Leaving it loose is much better, if you do it tight it just doesn't look right. It is kinda hard to take a picture of this and do it at the same time.