I just love these fabric flowers. They’re so easy and fun to make and can be used for anything. The possibilities are endless for fabric choices. Make them fancy by adding lace and buttons or leave them simple and plain. Choose patterned fabric or plain, anything goes! The best part is you don’t need precise measurements and there’s no sewing involved.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to use these flowers, I made some a few months ago for a wreath, you can view that here.
Materials needed for DIY Fabric Flowers:
Fabric – any type
Lace or buttons (optional)
Good fabric cutting Scissors
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Directions for Fabric Flowers:
To start, cut a strip of fabric that is about 1” to 1-1/2” wide – remember you don’t need to be super precise about this – you’ll be twisting the fabric around itself so a perfect cut is not needed. The longer the strip is, the bigger the flower will be. I just cut it as long as I think I might need it and then if it gets to the size I want before I have reached the end I just cut the fabric off. As I said, these are super forgiving and it is difficult to mess them up so don’t worry, just jump in and get going.
Twist & Glue:
Start by folding the fabric in half lengthwise. Roll the center; make it kind of tight like the center of a rose. Use a small dab of glue to hold the center together (I rolled my centers about 3-4 times before gluing). Once you have your center, twist the fabric once and add a small dab of glue to secure it down against the center of your flower (see photos if you need more of a visual). Keep the fabric folded lengthwise as you go, this is so you have the right side of the fabric showing and the flower is fuller.
When your flower is the size you want it or you reach the end of your fabric strip just fold the end underneath the flower and glue it down. Trim any strings of frayed fabric off and look for places in the flower that might need more glue and glue them down.
Now you can add lace trim like I did with one of my flowers by gluing it around the edge of the flower – use the smallest amount of glue you can for a clean look. Add pretty buttons in the centers of the flowers. I was going to add buttons to mine but once I finished my fabric flowers, I decided I liked them better without.
Chauntel is the blogger for Lavender, Linen & Lace. She’s been crafting and creating since she was a little girl, sewing bedding ensembles for her dollhouse and making houses out of cardboard boxes. Her creativity has followed her into adulthood, using crafts, DIY’s and decorating as a therapeutic stress reliever.
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