How to Make Fabric Flowers
How to Make Fabric Flowers
It is Coming up to Valentine’s Day and spring is just around the corner but flowers should be for all year round. I love flowers whether they are fresh, burlap, paper or fabric I just love them. I decided that since it is still winter that I would make a lovely arrangement of beautiful fabric flowers. Anyone can make these flowers and they come out perfect every time. By using beautiful fabrics you will be able to create some lovely flowers that will be perfect for your decor and will last all year round. All you need is some scrap fabric and a few craft supplies to make this beautiful addition to your home.
I am fortunate that I am still sewing and crafting my way through my remnant stash and this project is perfect for that. This is definitely a stash busting project. Use your stash, your remnants and your scraps for this project and create a variety of colors and textures for your flowers. I chose some blues and pinks for mine but you can choose any combination of fabrics that you like and your bouquet will come out perfectly.
What you will Need:
- Remnants or scraps of fabric in a variety of colors and patterns
- Wilton 11.75″ Treat Sticks or real sticks
- Hot Glue
- Needle and thread
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
- Vessel to place your flowers in
Step 1: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Cut your fabrics. I chose 4″ x Width of Fabric (WOF) and 2″ x WOF for my petals. I chose 1/2″ x WOF for my sticks.
Step 2: How to Make Fabric Flowers
I used cake pop sticks for my flowers but you could use real sticks if you have them or any other type of stick that will be sturdy enough to hold your petals. I wrapped my sticks in green fabric that measured 1/2″ x WOF. If your fabric is not long enough simply hot glue the end to the stick and start with another piece. I started wrapping my sticks by tying a the green fabric in a knot at the top and wrapping the fabric to the end of the stick and hot gluing it to the end. Set aside.
Step 3: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Create the Petals. Decide if you are going to make a bud sized flower or a full flower. That will determine what size to cut your fabric. I started with the full fabric flower so I cut a piece of fabric that measured 4″ x WOF. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise wrong sides together and press.
Step 4: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Take your needle and thread and begin sewing a running stitch along the raw edges of the fabric. Sew to the end.
Step 5: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Pull the thread tight so that the fabric is all bunched up like a scrunchie and knot the thread close tot he fabric. You do not want the stitches to be loose.
Step 6: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Place some hot glue on one side of the scrunched up fabric and hot glue it to your fabric covered stick.
Step 7: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Wrap the fabric around the stick hot gluing the bottom raw edges to the stick as you go. The lower on the fabric that you glue the wider the petals will be. If you want a more tightly wound flower you should glue higher up on the flower and not just around the bottom. Hot glue the end when you have finished wrapping the flower.
Step 8: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Add some additional green fabric to cover up the raw edges of the petal fabric and hot glue it to the stem and the bottom of the flower. This step can be a little fidgity but take your time and you will be fine.
Step 9: How to Make Fabric Flowers
Place your beautiful flowers into a vase or other vessel to show off their beauty all year round.
If you would like to learn how to make the farmhouse style frame that is in the background of this picture follow my tutorial on how to make a farmhouse picture frame or if you would like to learn how to make the lovely journal also featured in this photo follow my tutorial on how to turn a composition book into a beautiful journal.
Love these felt fabric flowers and how easy this craft is, especially for someone who is new to sewing. How types of fabric are best for this craft? I have some left over thick felt, would that work too?
I used plain cotton to make these flowers. I am not sure how well felt would work with these but you could certainly give it a try.I just love them too. Good luck trying it out.
Cool, will try it out. Thanks for the reply!