Fabric Flower Tutorial

Last week I promised a fabric flower tutorial and here it is! I apologize for the slight change of colors in every photo as the clouds kept rolling in and out that day. Anyway, this is a really fun and easy project to do and goes by rather quickly when you get the hang of it. Don’t be let down if you’re first flower looks a little funny, you can always cut the thread and try again.

- light weight fabric. I used a cotton voile but you can use anything (like silk chiffon) as long as it’s light.
- needle and thread
- fabric scissors
- flower template – download here

1. Gather your materials. Cut your fabric into strips of 3″x 19″.
2. Fold your strip of fabric in half lengthwise. If you are going to make a few I’d suggest ironing them down, it’ll make it easier to handle. Thread a needle (could be about any kind, just not anything too thick) with a similar colored thread. I used black here so it’s easier to see.
3. Fold the length of fabric accordion style to the same width as your template with the folded edge on the bottom.
4. Cut the fabric to the template. This makes your petals. You might have to go back and cut them again to make them prettier/neater and get anything you missed. It doesn’t have to be exactly uniform so feel free to cut it as long as it looks nice.

5. Tie a knot at the end of your thread and weave through the folded edge for about 3-4 inches. Pull the thread tightly and make a knot. Do the same thing again, gradually wrapping each bunch in a spiral motion around the center. After every bunch stitch your pieces together so all the bunches are combined.
6. Once you get to the end knot it a few times making sure it’s secure.
7. Before your flower is finished, pull each petal apart (since the fabric was folded) to make it full.
8. Finished flowers!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

rachel February 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

you make it look so easy. love this!


Sandy @ tinytinyfork February 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm



cici February 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

this is way too lovely!


doublexuan March 4, 2012 at 6:07 am

This is so so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial!


Natalie (Fashion Intel) March 7, 2012 at 12:05 am

So much fun! You’re always so inspiring.


eza December 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

so nice dear :-)


rubab June 1, 2013 at 5:09 am

love it. going to start making these right a way. thanks for the step by step explanation and great pics.


Suzanne Cabala August 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Thanks for the easy instructions and pictures
I’m making a pillow


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