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!

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

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.

sew4home.com
sew4home.com
heatherbailey.typepad.com
heatherbailey.typepad.com
Pop Garden Scrap Flower Tutorial: Includes a measurement chart to make Small, Medium and Large size flowers.

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

carinagardner.com
carinagardner.com
snowybliss.blogspot.com
snowybliss.blogspot.com
Long Stemmed: Tie and wrap these around long sticks and arrange in vases or containers for a pretty display.

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

creationsbykara.com
creationsbykara.com
grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com
grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com
Poppy Boutonniere: Free template download in three different sizes. For a fuller flower, create more layers (and use less layers for a smaller flower).

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

holidash.com
holidash.com
sewritzytitzy.blogspot.com
sewritzytitzy.blogspot.com
Anna’s Flower: Fabric circles are cut in half then shaped into petals and hand sewn together, button center.

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

mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com
mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com
bluecricketdesign.net
bluecricketdesign.net
Blooming Fabric Pin: Layers of petals are made using a simple flower design that is folded and shaped then hand sewn together, button centers.

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

simplyvintagegirl.com
simplyvintagegirl.com
studiocalico.blogspot.com
studiocalico.blogspot.com
Fabric Flowers Tutorial: Strips of pretty fabric are first folded and pleated then shaped into flowers.

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

cluckclucksew.com
cluckclucksew.com
sewmamasew.com
sewmamasew.com
Pretty Organza: 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: Made with white & yellow felt and floss. Simple hand sewing is involved.

futuregirl.com
futuregirl.com
greenisthenewblue.blogspot.com
greenisthenewblue.blogspot.com
Stiffened: 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: Strips of cute fabric are folded and pleated before shaped into rosettes.

calamitykim.typepad.com
calamitykim.typepad.com
birdcrafts.blogspot.com
birdcrafts.blogspot.com
Felt: 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: This is another easy design that has a button sewn in the center to hold all the layers together.

nestdecorating.typepad.com
nestdecorating.typepad.com
gonetoearth.typepad.com
gonetoearth.typepad.com
Brooch: 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: 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.

projectwedding.com
projectwedding.com
maryjanesandgaloshes.com
maryjanesandgaloshes.com
Carnation: Simple design that has a frayed edge that is achieved by ripping the strip of fabric rather than cutting.

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

susieharrisblog.com
susieharrisblog.com
thelittletreasures.blogspot.com
thelittletreasures.blogspot.com
Jersey Knit Carnations: Made with long strips of knit jersey that are wrapped together, tied in the center and cut then shaped. Easy!

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

mollychicken.blogs.com
mollychicken.blogs.com
blairpeter.typepad.com
blairpeter.typepad.com
Layered: 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: Made with strips of fabric, wooden dowels and a glue gun. Features a felt base under the petals to finish off.

dana-made-it.com
dana-made-it.com
goingsewcrazy.typepad.com
goingsewcrazy.typepad.com
April Flowers Tutorial: 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: Made with wool felt and embroidery thread, free pattern download available (pdf).

purlbee.com
purlbee.com
befickle.blogspot.com
befickle.blogspot.com
Felt & Button: Made with circles of felt folded and glued together, fabric covered button for the center.

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

keyka.typepad.com
keyka.typepad.com
marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
Silk Lotus: Made with luxurious silk taffeta and stiff interfacing, includes a folding diagram to download (pdf).

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

madmim.com
madmim.com
craftycupboard.blogspot.com
craftycupboard.blogspot.com
Origami: Two pieces of contrasting fabric are sewn together (each perfectly square) then pressed, folded and shaped.

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.

sewitallmag.com
sewitallmag.com
calamitykim.typepad.com
calamitykim.typepad.com
Chiffon: 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: A strip of fabric is folded, pressed then stitched and gathered together. Center can be a button, rosette or whatever you like.

sewchic.blogspot.com
sewchic.blogspot.com
happytogethercreates.com
happytogethercreates.com
Reassembled From Silk Flowers: Petals from fake varieties are used as templates to assemble long-stem fabric versions.

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.

schnukieputzie.blogspot.ca
schnukieputzie.blogspot.ca
womansday.com
womansday.com
DIY Kanzashi Blooms: 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: 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.

craftzine.com
craftzine.com

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Comments

    • Mary Kezer
    Reply

    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you

    • Debs-Silks
    Reply

    I was going to pay for this great information and it was not as detailed.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • Heather T.
    Reply

    What a fabulous collection of resources–thanks so much for rounding them up!

    • Joyce livengood
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    I have only found your site a few weeks ago. You are my very favorite site! My grandson told me about tipNut.com. What a joy! I am going to take a sewing creative class after Xmas. I am readying up Sewing books from Singer, Martha, Basic photo, how to, & now TipNut.n you have given me hope with your tutorials. I am acting like a spring chicken, & I am almost 80! I cannot find enough hours in the day & I can hardly wait to see your next issue. I love all the flowers!!! Thank you! Joyce Livengood in Az.

    • georgia stewart
    Reply

    how awesome a nice array of flowers to make all together , thanks so so much , i love them all they are beautiful

    • Ellen Schafer-Decker
    Reply

    Just in time…My church group is going to make eight vases full of fabric flowers, you found many types I had not seen before! THANK YOU!! (~.~) E

    • SusanP
    Reply

    You are killing me. Just found you a week or so ago…I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING !

    • julienne
    Reply

    thanks for all these! wonderful wonderful!

    • Carmen Russell
    Reply

    Some of them look so real they are just wonderful.

    • Tj Mulligan
    Reply

    Great tutorials, and they’re free! I’m going to be making these flowers for the next 2 months!

    • Mubaraka
    Reply

    Thanks a lot. Great ideas.

    • adelaida b. elyria, ohio
    Reply

    So glad I found this site. I am a beginner and daughter’s and nieces that will receive headbands with these beautiful flowers on them. Thanks for the ideas!!!!

    • Loliyya
    Reply

    I want to try them all! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • ChrissyF
    Reply

    Thanks so much!! I won’t be bored much longer!

    • Athena
    Reply

    Beautiful! 🙂

    • Lesa
    Reply

    just found your site. this page is awesome… just what i was looking for! thanks!

    • tiffany
    Reply

    Ok my best friend weeding is coming up & I’m in charge of flowers. Its a summer wedding so she didnt want real flowers and take the chance of them going bad before everything was over with. i know how to make a few flowers but i need to know how to make something really easy but something that would also go really good with roses

    • samina kashif
    Reply

    awesome designs. please upload flowers ideas with frocks.

    • idontknow
    Reply

    i say thank you to who ever made this web this helped me so much

    • Rosemary Fattibene
    Reply

    Thank you so much for these flower patterns. I wanted to make an important correction on Anna’s flower. In the instructions, it says to fold the 1/2 circle in half with the wrong side of the fabric facing each other. BUT it is the RIGHT side of the fabric that should be facing each other. Then when you turn it right side out, you see the correct side. Thank you.

    • tehelil
    Reply

    really very great ideas

    • Patricia McCue
    Reply

    I bought this little plastic template that was supposed to make one petal at a time for a flower. It actually does, but it is so slow. I got to looking at it and thought why do I even need to plastic template? So I did the same technique without the template and there it was. Then I got to thinking how do others do this and make it easy.? So I came to this site and there were 40 different flowers that were so pretty. Now I know that there is a better way and easier also. Thanks for sharing all the pretty flowers and instructions…Pat from AZ

    • Brenda
    Reply

    What a treat to find all these patterns in one place! I was looking for some flower patterns to add to totes, and this site appeared. I’m so glad! thank you for sharing.

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