Make Fabric Flowers

Create fabric flowers with these easy tutorials.

Fabric flowers make a great addition to any simple shirt. But just as there are many varieties of flowers in nature, fabric flowers are made using very different methods of construction. Here are some of the best fabric flower tutorials from celebrated crafty bloggers.

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Upcycled T-Shirt Scrap Rosettes

Fabric Flowers to Make
T-Shirt Scrap Rosettes. Rain Blanken

As we are working on t-shirt transformations, it is easy to accumulate lots of scrap sleeves, collars and other lengths of fabric. Luckily, these can easily be turned into cute rosettes with a few folds and some minimal stitching.

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Ribbon and Button Daisies from Hope Studios

Ribbon and Button Daisies
Ribbon and Button Daisies. Hope Studios

You can turn eight pieces of ribbon and a single button into playful daisies that look great in bunches. Try mixing up your button and ribbon combinations for some interesting bouquets.

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Frayed Flower from Maize Hutton

Frayed Fabric Flower
Frayed Fabric Flower. Maize Hutton

This simple tutorial will show you how to sitch raw fabric as you roll it to create a fabric flower that can be pinned to any garment. Thanks, Maize!

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Lots of Petals from Sew Ritzy

Pointed Fabric Flowers
Pointed Fabric Flowers. Sew Ritzy

This flower has layers of pointed petals to create a water lily look. Stitch the petals individually, lash them together, then use a button to hide your seams.

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Layered Petals from Wise Craft

Layered Primrose
Layered Primrose. Wise Craft

This fabric flower is made from using the provided templates, and cleverly layering them to create a primrose-like flower. There is minimal stitching in this one, and the button in the middle is optional for hiding the few stitches.

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Messy Rosettes by Grace Violet

Rosette Fabric Flowers
Rosette Fabric Flowers. Grace Violet

I love this tutorial because it is just so simple and yeilds cute little rosettes from a bunch of 'messy circles'. There is even a little cutie pie model at the end with a design suggestion.

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No-Sew Rolled Fabric Flower from My Sparkle

Rolled Fabric Flowers
Rolled Fabric Flowers. Danielle of My Sparkle

Danielle of My Sparkle has taken scrap fabric and breathed new life into it with these rolled fabric roses. The best part is that you don't need to know a stitch of sewing to make them. Just have lots of glue on-hand!

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Giant Flower from Head Hugger

Giant Fabric Flower
Giant Fabric Flower. Head Hugger

These huge flowers are made by cutting out indiviudal petals, then adding embellishments to the center. They are great for hats, as shown, or to turn into large brooches.

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Realistic Peony Clips from Make it Do

Peony Clips
Peony Clips. Make it Do

These realistic peony-style fabric flowers are made using a length of ribbon. They would work wonderfully for formal occassions.

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Fabric Corsage from The Object Project

Fabric Corsage
Fabric Corsage. The Object Project

This simple corsage adds in a couple of leaves for added effect. It is easy and fun enough to create a set for friends, or as Leigh Ann suggests, make one for mom. Moms love fabric and flowers.

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Organza Flowers from Little Birdie Secrets

Organza Fabric Flowers
Organza Fabric Flowers. Little Birdie Secrets

This romantic fabric flowers use an organza or tulle fabric. The edges are singed with candle wax, and a few beads are thrown into the mix. The result is a dreamy fabric flower.

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Fabric Yo-Yo Flowers

Fabric Flower Yo-Yo
Fabric Flower Yo-Yo. Debbie Colgrove

A fabric yo-yo is a useful round of fabric that can be used for your sewing projects. Here, our Guide to Sewing will show you how to make them.

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More Sweet DIY Fashion

Cassette Tape Wallet
Cassette Tape Wallet. Rain Blanken

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Fast DIY Jewelry:
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Clothes you can Make:
T-Shirt Surgery . Make Pants .  Skirt Tutorials . Dye Your Clothes . Recycle Your Clothes . 10 Clothing Repairs You Should Know . Beginner Sewing Projects

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