26th Mar2013

Tutorial for Fabric Flowers

by Dinah Wulf


Fabric flowers have many uses in the craft world.  I use them to embellish pillows, adorn wreaths, and dress up a plain head band for my EXTREMELY girly daughter.  I use them for so many things and since spring has officially sprung, I thought I’d post a tutorial for fabric flowers today.

These fabric flowers are so easy and inexpensive to make.  All you need are:

  • Fabric of choice
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Button (per flower)

The magic number that I have found to work best is five (pretend there are only five pictured below…haha!).  Cut out five flower petals in the desired size.  Remember that there will be five petals, so the larger the petals the MUCH larger the flower.  If you choose a lighter weight fabric, you can cut all five petals out at once.  The lighter the fabric, the flimsier the flower, however the more realistic they look.


Once you have your petals cut, sew your petals together, keep the ends of each side flapped down.


Continue sewing your petals together.

DIY-fabric flower

Once all five petals form the flower and are sewn together, sew a button in the center to complete your fabric flower.


Here is another AFTER photo.


Consider making them in several patterns, sizes, and fun colors!  Add them to jackets, clothing, purses, and hair accessories.  You can even use them to add a special touch to a gift or use them for weddings or baby shower and bridal shower decorations.


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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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