Easy Scrap Fabric Flowers

One really cute way to make something lovely out of scrap fabric (that you might otherwise bin) is to make scrap fabric flowers.

There are lots of ways to make these. Many of the methods I’ve seen before though involve layers of larger pieces of fabric cut out in a flower shape.


So for both I started off with making the petals of the flowers.

Make your Scrap Fabric “Petals”


I used a zigzag stitch around the edge of each of my petals. I used a shorter stitch for the thin men’s shirt cotton and a longer one for the tweed and quilted fabrics.

Sew the edges of your Petals


To assemble your scrap fabric flower, all you have to do is lay out your petals in the design you like and pick out a pretty button (or several) to finish it off.

Hand Sew Your Flower Together


Depending what you plan to do with your scrap fabric flowers you can choose to add a backing to finish it off.

Add a backing (optional)

If however you are planning to stitch these scrap fabric flowers straight onto another project like a bag or a hat or something you may not need any backing at all.

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