Learn how to make a 5-inch fabric flower with this easy step-by-step tutorial. This craft is perfect for making hair accessories, embellishing clothes, or adding a pop of color to any project.
I’ve been going a little crazy making these cute fabric flowers lately. The flowers come together fairly quickly and go great on everything from clutches to hair accessories.
5 Inch Fabric Flower Tutorial
I was working on a new dress for my missy and decided the dress needed some sort of contrasting embellishment at the top to tie in the rest of the fabric. I played around with some of my scraps and decided a big fabric flower at the center of the bodice would be really cute.
*Update: See the Tank Sundress Tutorial here.
Hand Sewn Fabric Flowers
These 5-inch Fabric flowers are a creative way to add a touch of color and flair to any outfit. The flowers can be used to accessorize a dress, adorn a hat, or decorate a purse. Even better they are a great way to use up your fabric scraps! Such a quick and easy project that can be used in a wide range of projects.
Fabric flowers can also be given as gifts or made into jewelry. The possibilities are endless! And because they are hand-sewn, each fabric flower is completely unique.
To make these flowers, all you’ll do is trace and cut a scallop shape, (I have linked to the printable flower template under supplies needed.) everything else is done with a needle and thread and maybe a little glue if needed.
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Are you ready to make a few of these flowers?
Here is what you need to make the 5-inch Fabric Flower:
- Scrap fabric (about 23 inches wide by 3.25 inches tall for a 5-inch-ish flower- the tightness of the gather and stiffness of the fabric will affect the total size.)
- Flower Petal Template
- Small piece of felt (optional – you will need this if adding a pin or clip.)
- Marker, needle, thread, scissors (and glue if making a pin or hair accessory)
Print and cut out template.
Trace the template onto the back of the fabric.
Keep moving the template over and draw at least 9 petals. (For a slightly fuller flower, you could add one or two more petals. I used 9 petals on the pink and teal flowered fabric.)
Cut out the pattern you drew.
Use a needle and thread to evenly sew a wide basting stitch along the bottom of the fabric edge. (I did try basting on my machine, but the gathering just did not quit work. You need a longer, looser stitch to get the center of the flower to come together prettily. )
Gather the fabric and sew the ends together to make the flower shape. Add a few stitches through the center to secure the flower.
Sew on a button or other embellishment if desired
If you are using the flower as a pin or hair accessory, hand stitch (or use glue) a small circle of felt with glue to the back of the flower.
Tip: Since I plan to put the pink flower through the wash, I added a quick border stitch around the petals to keep the flower from fraying too much.
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