poofy fabric flower tutorial

i thought of this last night before drifting off to bed, and just had to try one out this morning. i love the poofy petal shape on these flowers!

2 ways!

 

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ok, you’ll need:

5 circles of fabric (whatever size you like, mine were 3 1/2 inches in diameter)
needle & thread
sewing machine
iron

cut out your 5 circles, then cut those in half down the approximate middle.

place right sides together and sew around the curved part, with 1/4 inch seam. clip around the curves every 1/2 inch or so, turn right side out.

press with your iron to make the edges neat and crisp. you should have 5 “petals”.

do a running stitch along the bottom of the petals with your needle and thread. make sure you try and place your stitches in the same place on the petals, as much as you can. continue with all 5 pieces, on one continuous piece of thread.

gather your petals together and sew around the back to secure.

add a button, pin back, and whala! you’ve made a cute little fabric flower for pins, adorning dresses, bags, whatnot.

now for the updated, no sewing machine version:

cut out 5 circles, whatever size you like. fold in half. sew a running stitch along the curved edge, like so:

gather into a petal…

and add the other petals and a button! super easy!

this tutorial was featured on Craft Gossip!

and Prudent Baby!

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Comments

  1. so cute! I’ve been meaning to make some fabric flower forever now, I’ll have to try, thanks!

  2. I just made the pointy flower like this and it was so cute! Love these kind of flowers!!

  3. These are seriously cute and I want to make some as soon as I finish putting my sewing room together! This weekend everything is on hold while we take a very unexpected trip to Nor-Cal! Iwill post and link when I do though!!

  4. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  5. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  6. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  7. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  8. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  9. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  10. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  11. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  12. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  13. These are so cute… I am going to have to try one!

  14. Thanks for the tutorial! I am addicted to fabric flowers and love the way these turned out!
    -Andrea @ mymebaby.com

  15. Oh these are adorable! I want to make a ton of these now, of course, when I’m burnt out from holiday crafting! Very cute, thanks for the tute!!

  16. these are amazing! thank you so much for sharing, hugs mandyxx

  17. It is very beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. God bless you always

  18. I love this tutorial. I just made a dress for my 4.5 month old baby girl, and this was the perfect matching accessory. This was super easy. I can’t stop looking at the back of the flower…it’s so neat!

  19. I really don’t think there is anything you do that I don’t love! I just tried out my first of these flowers (and blogged about it here – http://7craftymamas.blogspot.com/2011/05/hand-me-downs-get-done-up.html). I LOVE these flowers, they are so adorable! I like that you created a no-sew option as well. Thanks again for all your wonderful tutorials.

  20. Just what I was looking for last night…

    I started another dress for my little girl. She chose the pattern, I have to sew it. While cutting and sewing, I thought that I wish how to make those little cute flowers to add to the dress.

    Now I know, thank you.

  21. So I tried it and they were pretty easy. The most trouble was to cut out the circles and have them look like actual circles.
    Again, thanks for sharing the tutorial – it inspired me.
    Here is a link to the one I made for a girl’s dress:
    http://survivorblessing.blogspot.com/2011/09/pretty-owl-dress-with-flower.html
    ANN

  22. Thank you very much
    So nice tutoriel for a little cute flower

  23. Dimple Sirohi says:

    these are amazing tutorial ! thank you so much for sharing, first time i visit and now i am regular to know the creative things. i tell you that now many of your creation i share to my friends with hindi translation…
    thank you.

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