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How to make fabric flowers

March 12th, 2012 Comments Off

Do you have left over scraps of fabric lurking in your draws? Why not put them to good use by creating pretty fabric flowers. There are lots of different techniques, which deliver impressive results. Take your pick of blooms by checking out these tutorials…


Little Birdie Secrets

Daisy fabric flowers are my favourites to make and I created the flower in the picture above by following the tutorial on the Little Birdie Secrets blog. The material I used was fairly fine – but if you want more defined petals use stiffer fabric or fuse thinner material with some bonding fabric. I embellished the center of the flower with an old earring and a diamante.


Martha Stewart Weddings

Getting hitched? You could decorate your wedding venue with homemade flower decorations. Martha Stewart Weddings website has some fantastic ideas on paper and fabric wedding flowers. The beauty is they won’t wilt and you can keep them afterwards – also if you are on a tight budget they offer a more reasonable alternative to fresh flowers.


Simply Vintagegirl

Add some extra interest to your look with a handmade fabric flower hairclip or broach. The tutorial on the Simply Vintagegirl blog is easy to follow and the materials are inexpensive. Plus, the finished article looks realistic.


A Beautiful Mess

Flower crowns are perfect for festival season and a fun project to make with little ones. The flower crown D.I.Y tutorial on the Beautiful Mess blog is fab – and great for those who don’t like hand stitching because you assemble the blooms with glue.


More petal power ideas…

Fabric flowers make lovely embellishments on homemade greetings cards, cushions, lampshades, bags and garments. I like the idea of making fabric flowers of varying sizes, sewing them on to some sturdy backing and transforming them in to a statement necklace. I’ll post a pick when I get around to the project.


Happy crafting, readers!

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