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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!


Perfect Add On Flower [1]: Make this any size you like with a strip of pretty fabric and a covered button for the center.

Tattered Garden [2]: A strip of fabric is first basted lengthwise and then pulled to ruffle, hand sewn to shape flower. Has a button center for embellishment.



Pop Garden Scrap Flower Tutorial [3]: Includes a measurement chart to make Small, Medium and Large size flowers.

Felicity [4]: Pattern pieces and instructions available via free pdf pattern download.



Long Stemmed [5]: Tie and wrap these around long sticks and arrange in vases or containers for a pretty display.

Denim [6]: Use a paper template to cut several different sizes of a simple flower shape, hold stack in place with a pretty button center.



Poppy Boutonniere [7]: Free template download in three different sizes. For a fuller flower, create more layers (and use less layers for a smaller flower).

Felt Dahlia [8]: This felt dahlia pin has a secret pocket in the back that can hold a picture or message for your favorite mom.



Anna’s Flower [9]: Fabric circles are cut in half then shaped into petals and hand sewn together, button center.

Wire Edged [10]: For a pretty display! Made with scraps of fabric, floral stem wire, tacky glue, floral tape and scotch tape.



Blooming Fabric Pin [11]: Layers of petals are made using a simple flower design that is folded and shaped then hand sewn together, button centers.

Elegant & Silky [12]: Made with a synthetic silky fabric that has the edges melted a bit using the flame from a tea light or candle.



Fabric Flowers Tutorial [13]: Strips of pretty fabric are first folded and pleated then shaped into flowers.

Scrappy Strip Rose [14]: Strips of fabric scraps are first sewn together to make one long strip then gathered and rolled into a flower shape.



Pretty Organza [15]: Design works well with organza or any type of thin, drapey fabric. Can be made into boutonnieres, pins or whatever you like.

Simple Felt Daisy [16]: Made with white & yellow felt and floss. Simple hand sewing is involved.



Stiffened [17]: Fabric is first stiffened with heavy duty iron-on adhesive then cut, edges finished with decorative machine sewing and shaped into flowers using floral wire.

Fold & Twist Roses [18]: Strips of cute fabric are folded and pleated before shaped into rosettes.



Felt [19]: No-sew and super simple to make, use different colors of felt, a bit of glue and a button or bead for the center.

Simple Flower [20]: This is another easy design that has a button sewn in the center to hold all the layers together.



Brooch [21]: Clever folding “origami-style” shapes the petals then each are sewn together and finished off with a big button glued to the center.

Gorgeous Chiffon [22]: 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.



Carnation [23]: Simple design that has a frayed edge that is achieved by ripping the strip of fabric rather than cutting.

Rolled Rosettes [24]: Made by rolling, folding and stitching a strip of fabric into a rosette shape.



Jersey Knit Carnations [25]: Made with long strips of knit jersey that are wrapped together, tied in the center and cut then shaped. Easy!

Raggy Flower Tutorial [26]: Strips of fabric are attached to a hessian backcloth and felt with a rag-rug hook or small pliers.



Layered [27]: Layers of fabric are stacked and folded together then secured with a few stitches and a button center. Free pdf pattern template available.

No-Sew Long Stemmed Pretties [28]: Made with strips of fabric, wooden dowels and a glue gun. Features a felt base under the petals to finish off.



April Flowers Tutorial [29]: Made with jelly roll strips, craft thread, crystals or button, a hot glue gun, skinny dowel rods, faux flower leaves and floral tape.

Rose Barrettes [30]: Made with wool felt and embroidery thread, free pattern download available (pdf).



Felt & Button [31]: Made with circles of felt folded and glued together, fabric covered button for the center.

Big Bloom [32]: Gorgeous flower with lots of petals and two leaves peeking out. Tutorial available via free pdf download.



Silk Lotus [33]: Made with luxurious silk taffeta and stiff interfacing, includes a folding diagram to download (pdf).

Tight Lollipop Twist [34]: A strip of fabric is rolled and stitched to form a tight rosette.



Origami [35]: Two pieces of contrasting fabric are sewn together (each perfectly square) then pressed, folded and shaped.

Made With T-Shirt Scraps [36]: Material is cut into triangles (long edge cut on the bias) and cut again into 2″ wide bias strips then pieced & stitched together.



Chiffon [37]: Layers of chiffon, silk, tulle, organizer, or other fabric are used to create fluffy blossoms (edges are frayed then carefully burned with a candle flame).

Ruffled [38]: A strip of fabric is folded, pressed then stitched and gathered together. Center can be a button, rosette or whatever you like.



Reassembled From Silk Flowers [39]: Petals from fake varieties are used as templates to assemble long-stem fabric versions.

Tsumami Kanzashi [40]: 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.



DIY Kanzashi Blooms [41]: Here’s a unique design, pleated petals are made by folding squares of fabric. Web page instructions available as well as a video how-to.

Pantyhose Petals [42]: 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.