Wednesday, May 19, 2010

DIY Wednesday: Make fabric flowers with petals

Here is one of many ways of making fabric flowers. This is a "medium" when it comes to time consumption. Eventually, I'll be showing you some that are harder and some that are easier. Flowers in general are slow going. But they do help pass the time when you have a migraine or the Mets on television.

These flowers come in three parts. For the larger piece, trace something round that's about three inches in diameter. For the medium and small piece, I freehanded a flower shape, but if you prefer a template, the second page of this one has two that are the right size.

I cut the shapes from scraps of fabric from this project.

If your fabric frays (as mine did badly. Hint: Don't use fraying fabric) you can fuse the edges by holding them next to (but not in) a candle flame.

Stack your three pieces and stitch together. (If you want to sew a button in the center, now is a good time.)

Then pinch the backside together and stitch through all the layers.

As you can see, I stupidly sewed mine together before taking care of the fraying problem.

You can use one for the Talbot's style necklace or the Marlaina Stone style necklace. Now make 13 more. You will need them for next week's project.


  1. They're all the nicer for being a bit frayed.

  2. Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your LifeMay 20, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Thinking I might replicate this process but with felt, for pillows?