Today I am showing you how to make these cute fabric flowers. They combine a Kanzashi style flower with the rolled rosettes that are so popular right now. (Disclaimer: I don’t know a ton about kanzashi except that I am in love with all the flowers I see. I will be trying out different styles)
- Material for flowers. I really like using fat quarters for this. You can get several flowers from each one depending on the size and number of your petals. For your first flower, I would stick with a lightweight cotton. I have used denim and home decor fabric and it is a little harder to work with. I am using a home decor fabric for this tutorial.
- A circle template. I have used a cup or for this tutorial I used both ends of a mini tin.
- Pencil or marker. I used a disappearing ink sewing marker.
- Hand Sewing Needle and matching thread
Step 2: Cut out and press your circles.
Step 4: Fold in half again, so you have a wedge shape.
When you pull the needle through, you can see your running stitch.
Step 7: Connect your end petal to your start petal by pulling your petals into a circle and stitching the last and first petals together.
Step 14: Hang with me, we are so close to being done. Cut a circle of felt large enough to cover the back of your petals. You want to make sure those raw edges where you gathered the petals will be covered. Hot glue the felt onto the back of your flower petals.
Important Notes and Tips:
- I found the tutorial for the petals at Pink Paper Peppermints.
- When looking around the internet, someone said that the fewer stitches you do, the smaller the hole in the center of your flower will be. Good to know if you want to use a small button or something. Can’t find the original post to credit, but thanks for the tip!
- Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post where I will be showing photo galore of all the different flowers like this I have made. I used this for the Tour de Thrift as a cute way to present some of the door prizes. That will be coming soon too!