You can make these flowers out of any leftover material you have laying around. Many fabric flowers are made from one piece of fabric, but I especially like this method because it's a way to use up all your tiny scraps as you make each of the flower petals individually.
I like to choose color-coordinating different fabrics and then either matching or complimentary buttons. You can hand stitch each raw edge or use a sewing machine.
I love the fullness of these beautiful fabric flowers, they look almost like pom poms! While this one does take a little longer to make than the rest of the flowers in this roundup, I think the end result is worth that bit of extra effort!
You can make this sewing project any size, color or texture, and make a whole bunch of them to make hair accessories and anything else you want to make pretty!
Top Tips On How to Make Fabric Flowers
Use your flowers to embellish your handmade gift bags, which you could even fill with handmade gifts for a friend or relative who really appreciates the thought that goes into DIY gifts.
Get creative with the materials that you use. Making fabric flowers is a great way to use up an old t-shirt, bedsheet, or tablecloth. I love using denim in many projects, from denim placemats to denim quilts. I think denim flowers would look amazing!
Make your flower cutout realistic by embroidering veins and patterns onto your fabric with your sewing machine. Depending on the fabric you use, you can also use heat to curl or singe the ends of the flowers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make a no sew fabric flower?
No sew fabric flowers are the simplest flowers to make. Simply cut out the shape of the flower you like, full round petals for roses, more elongated pointed petals for flowers like lilies.
Use your first cut-out as a template and make three or four more copies. Using glue dots or fabric glue, stick the pieces of fabric together. If you want a more 3D-looking flower, rouch the fabric in the center to make it look more realistic.
How do you make a large flower out of fabric?
Make a large flower out of fabric by following the tutorial above in this roundup.
One of the important things to remember when making a larger flower is to choose a sturdy material that will hold its shape or a lightweight material that you can manipulate to hold its shape.
How do you make a fabric bouquet?
To make a bouquet, choose your favorite flowers and find tutorials to make each of the individual types of flowers. You’ll find many in this roundup.
Try to choose flowers that complement each other and go well together in real flower bouquets. You could even make some fabric greenery and leaves to tie the whole bouquet together.
How do you use fabric flowers?
There are tonnes of creative ways to use fabric flowers. Why not use one of these suggestions: • Add them to your clothing • Attach them to bags • Make them into children’s headbands • Wedding garters • Use them to embellish decorations around your house • Turn them into a bouquet • Use them as a decoration for gift wrapping