Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tutorial- How to Make Fabric Flowers #2

Last week I showed you how to make fabric flowers that had a rounded petal HERE.

Today I am going to show you how to make fabric flowers with a pointy {for lack of a better word} petal like the ones on my Patriotic Wreath!


You need:
something round to trace (I used a drinking glass)
pen/pencil to do said tracing
needle and thread
button to be used as the center of the flower

First- Take your fabric and trace your circles on it- you will need 5 circles for each flower. And then cut them out

After they are cut out you are going to fold them in half and then press with the iron

And then fold them in half again, and press

I cut and pressed all my petals first, then moved on to the next steps.

{yes, I am now showing pictures of the red fabric. When you have 2 kids- you don't always get to start and finish a project in the same sitting... lol}

You are now going to take your needle and matching thread and make a gathering stitch along the ROUND edge of the petal piece

Continue across the entire round edge

Then lightly pull the thread to gather your petal. DON"T cut your thread- you are going to keep adding each petal on the same thread

Add your next petal and continue with your gathering stitch just like you did with the first piece.

When you are adding each petal, make sure the opening from the fold on each piece is on the same side. Mine were all on the left.  See in the picture below?

Once you have stitched all the way across, lightly pull the thread again to gather

Continue this with each petal.

After you have added your last petal, you need to join the first and last petals together. To do this, flip the flower over, and stitch through the back of the first petal

And then pull tight and you have a flower!

Tie it off and flip it back over to admire your work! :)

At this point you can add whatever center you want to the flower. I set a goal to make my Patriotic Wreath with only materials I had at home, so I just grabbed some plain white buttons and glued them to the center. You could certainly dress this up with some cuter centers!

There you go!  Now you know how to make 2 super cute and easy fabric flowers!


  1. Love it, thanks for sharing!

    Paige @

  2. These are so cute. I am totally making some of these tonight.

  3. I have been making these for awhile myself. they are addicting !!!! Great Tutorial.

  4. very cute & interesting,thanks for the tutorial,
    i am following your blog,i hope you will like to follow back :)

  5. Beautiful flowers and great tutorial. Will be trying these for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are beautiful!!! Love the wreath too!! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my linky :)

  7. Love this! Can't wait to add these to hair clips for my 2 year old!

    Here is my link!

  8. So cute! I think these are adorable. I have lots of scraps that I can play with and make these little flowers!
    Here's my link!

  9. I love your little fabric flowers! Your tutorial was descriptive enough that I feel like I could easily make one of these! I love little flowers.... Thanks for some great ideas!


  10. These flowers are great! I can't wait to try some of my own! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Very nice
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  12. this looks great! I love the shape of the petals and I love the little detail the button in the middle adds. Your blog also has a very interesting design, quite eye-catching. :) I am following you now.

    I also have a craft blog if you'd like to check it out, Follow me back if you would like!

  13. SOOOO beautiful and what a gorgeous image, LOVE your coloring!!!!!

  14. Thanks for all the information. I really like the concept of this post and I feel that this is a very unique and rare information that you have managed to compile and hence I highly appreciate your post.

  15. Awesome, i am always looking for new ideas for artificial flowers. This is beautiful and unique.

  16. Such pretty flowers...great job on them. I'm always looking for new ideas on flowers...thanks for the peak at yours.

  17. Simply stunning! I've never really tried to make tags before. Yours are absolutely amazing!

  18. Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and am your newest follower!

  19. I have just started making headbands etc. and thought I would have a go at making your fabric flower to attach to a headband or hair clip I am so happy with my flower when I have finished I would love to upload a pic if that's ok
    Thanks for the tutorial

  20. "I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post "

  21. Totally loved this, you made it so simple. Thank you


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