40+ Charming Fabric Flowers To Make
Want to learn how to make fabric flowers or looking for some crafty inspiration? Here are over two dozen patterns and tutorials with some even sharing free templates to download. There are dozens and dozens of tutorial freebies on the web with many pretty much the same so I tried to include only those that either had a unique design or if it was similar to others, had a nifty technique or two to share.
You can use these to embellish totes, jackets, hair clips, brooches and pins, headbands or even use them to decorate if you like (there are a few long-stemmed versions included below that can be used for year-round display). They can be made with a wide variety of fabrics such as cotton prints, t-shirt knits, felt, burlap, organza, denim, you name it! I’ll be adding to this list over time so you may want to bookmark this page for reference, enjoy!
Tattered Garden: A strip of fabric is first basted lengthwise and then pulled to ruffle, hand sewn to shape flower. Has a button center for embellishment.
Felicity: Pattern pieces and instructions available via free pdf pattern download.
Denim: Use a paper template to cut several different sizes of a simple flower shape, hold stack in place with a pretty button center.
Felt Dahlia: This felt dahlia pin has a secret pocket in the back that can hold a picture or message for your favorite mom.
Wire Edged: For a pretty display! Made with scraps of fabric, floral stem wire, tacky glue, floral tape and scotch tape.
Elegant & Silky: Made with a synthetic silky fabric that has the edges melted a bit using the flame from a tea light or candle.
Scrappy Strip Rose: Strips of fabric scraps are first sewn together to make one long strip then gathered and rolled into a flower shape.
Simple Felt Daisy: Made with white & yellow felt and floss. Simple hand sewing is involved.
Fold & Twist Roses: Strips of cute fabric are folded and pleated before shaped into rosettes.
Simple Flower: This is another easy design that has a button sewn in the center to hold all the layers together.
Gorgeous Chiffon: Made with chiffon, tulle and glass seed beads using a hand drawn paper template. This is a slideshow tutorial, click the controls in top right corner to change pages.
Rolled Rosettes: Made by rolling, folding and stitching a strip of fabric into a rosette shape.
Raggy Flower Tutorial: Strips of fabric are attached to a hessian backcloth and felt with a rag-rug hook or small pliers.
No-Sew Long Stemmed Pretties: Made with strips of fabric, wooden dowels and a glue gun. Features a felt base under the petals to finish off.
Rose Barrettes: Made with wool felt and embroidery thread, free pattern download available (pdf).
Big Bloom: Gorgeous flower with lots of petals and two leaves peeking out. Tutorial available via free pdf download.
Tight Lollipop Twist: A strip of fabric is rolled and stitched to form a tight rosette.
Made With T-Shirt Scraps: Material is cut into triangles (long edge cut on the bias) and cut again into 2″ wide bias strips then pieced & stitched together.
Ruffled: A strip of fabric is folded, pressed then stitched and gathered together. Center can be a button, rosette or whatever you like.
Tsumami Kanzashi: Made with squares of cotton or silk fabric, petals are folded, stuck on needles then glued with rice glue before arranging on a round felt piece.
Pantyhose Petals: You’ll need pantyhose or sheer tights in color of your choice, floral tape, jewelry wire, wire cutter, stamens and faux leaves to make these cuties.