We’ve all seen this fun fabric flowers all over the internet lately. There are a bunch of different ways to make them, but I’ve found that a simple template is the easiest way, and gives you the most consistently pretty petals for your flowers. Make these flowers using any type of fabric you have on hand to get different results.
Fabric Flower Template
Fabric of choice
Needle and Thread
Cardstock (to print template onto)
To start, gather your materials and print out the template onto cardstock. Cut out one of the templates (there are 6 included in the PDF) around the edge of the flower shape. The template makes fabric flowers about 1.5″ in diameter. Feel free to blow up or shrink the template to create different sized flowers.
When it’s unfolded it will look like this.I used a heavy satin fabric for this project that I found in the remnants bin at my local fabric store. Remnants are perfect for this project so take a look and see what you can find. Cut your fabric into squares, keeping in mind that they do not have to be perfect. My squares about about 2.5″ x 2.5″ and I used 8 for one flower. You can use more for more full flowers. My fabric was fairly thick so I didn’t need many. I’ve used sheer fabric for this projects as well and used 15 squares, so use your judgment based on what fabric you are using.
Slip off the template and you have your first set of petals for your flower. The fabric may become unfolded while on the thread, since it’s not being held by the template anymore, this is ok. Once you have all the pieces together they will squish back into the right shape.
And this is what it will look like from the top. Since the bottom is flat you can now glue or sew it into anything you would like. Next week I’ll show you how to use felt to make an interchangeable headband with these flowers, so be sure to check back next week for more!