I have been hunting down fabric flower tutorials all week and can’t wait to share my favourites with you today.
The reason for my recent Pinterest stint is simple: hormones. I’m 31 weeks pregnant at the moment and we don’t know if this baby will be a boy or a girl. Most of the baby things we still have are in plain colours that could go either way. Which generally doesn’t bother me. Except that I’ve been lying awake at night thinking this baby is probably going to be a girl (there, I said it out loud) and how I would love to dress her in fun, bright clothes. Which we don’t have.
So here’s my solution to that: I’m planning on upcycling these second (third, fourth, let’s be honest!) hand clothes with cute fabric flowers. Sweet and simple.
In the unlikely event that my mother instincts about this baby’s gender are way off, well, I’m sure my 5 year old daughter will be more than happy to take them off my hands for her small worlds or pretend play set ups!
The thing is, these fabric flower tutorials will serve you for a lifetime of making brooches, head bands, decorations, toys and adding a healthy dose of ‘pazzaz’ to your wardrobe. Fabric flowers can be used for just about anything really. I’ll let you decide what you want to do with your creations!
These tutorials I found on line for you are simple and easy to follow, even if you think you can’t sew, this is for you!
10 Sweet and Simple Fabric Flower Tutorials
Now, without further ado, here they are: my top 10 fabric flower tutorials. Enjoy!
The classic fabric flower tutorial. As easy as they come and utterly addictive. If this doesn’t make a dent into your fabric scrap pile, nothing will.
I love the technique used for making these flowers. I’m very tempted to try out the You Tube tutorial BUT I think you could just as easily use fabric scraps and sew in plain old circles either by hand or with your sewing machine. Also, feel free to sew a button in the middle!
This (no sew!) technique is perfect for using up all sorts of fabric scraps. No need to worry about the pattern, just combine the right kinds of colours and it’ll look fabulous.
A truly simple, fool proof, no sew fabric flower tutorial. Bonus: older children could easily make these themselves.
A sweet and simple fabric flower design. It only requires a little bit of hand stitching (you can do it!) which is well worth the effort!
Slightly more time consuming but interestingly creative! I might leave out the window mesh and see if I could make it work without the fabric stiffener. (If I can skip a trip to the shop, I will!)
Gorgeous little fabric flowers that are an easy sewing project for beginners. Perfect activity for doing with your older kids. Love how they always come out so well.
This is a slightly different tutorial in that wire is attached to the flowers so you can make a bouquet. It also uses Vliesofix (whatever that is), but you could use glue instead. The end result is very, very pretty!
A versatile quick and easy fabric flower tutorial. I’m thinking you could even use pinking shears to stop the fraying (unless you like the look of it) and experiment with plain circles instead of gathering the fabric. The possibilities are endless!
If you are looking for stylish and elegant fabric flowers, then this tutorial is for you. I’m amazed by how such a simple technique can produce such a beautiful fabric flower!
So, which one is your favourite?
I’m in love with the ribbon flowers (they have inspired me to make all kinds of variations!) and the fabric pansy flowers, gosh they’re cute.
Now, in the unlikely event that you haven’t even dented your pile of fabric scraps, here’s a few of my other projects that could help you with that:
- you can turn your children’s drawing into fabric scrap wall art (very cool!)
- you can make little play mats out of patterned fabric scraps that your children can explore with loose parts
- you can make medieval cardboard swords using fabric scraps
- you can set up small worlds with your fabric scraps (you’ll notice I used fabric scraps in almost all of them!)
And you can find many more here (I do love my fabrics!)
I hope this post has given you all the inspiration you need to start creating today. Have fun!
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