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Easy Fabric Flowers

| February 4, 2014 | 20 Comments

We recently did a Flower Crafts Ideas Hangout – where crafty bloggers get together online and record a short video discusing lots of craft ideas around one topic – FLOWERS!!!  It is a great way for me to connect with fellow crafters, but also bring you a varied set of ideas – as we all have different interest, strengths and skills! For this flower crafts hangout, I created these easy fabric flowers. I would say this fabric flower is a great beginners project for adults or “intermediate” sewing project for kids. Here is another set of simple fabric flowers that are great for younger kids.

Fabric Flower Craft How To

And whilst you are here….. we have an EVEN easier How to Sew a Fabri Flower project here

Easy Fabric Flowers - Sewing Projects for Beginners with kids

Fabric Flowers for Beginners

I had seen these cute upcycled fabric flowers in our local coffee shop probably 6months ago and kept meaning to have a go at making them. Finally the opportunity presented itself. I love that they are made from fabric scraps and I love that each scrap of fabric I have, has a story to tell. I know all about where they all came from – The Englishman’s shirt, Kids Chaos‘s Summer Dress, left overs from Pip Squeak’s first pillow case dress etc etc. AND they are easy to make. I promise!!

Upcycled Fabric Flowers Materials:

  • 5 pieces of fabric
  • a circula stencil (I used our sellotape to trace)
  • scissors & thread
  • a button
  • optional pieces of felt for the back
  • optional: saftey pin for brooch, pipecleaner as stem in a vase, hairband for hair etc etc

Upcycled Fabric Flower How To:

Upcycled Fabric Flower Step 1

1) Choose your fabric. I found that thinner fabric works best, as you will end up with 4 layers per petal. Cut your 5 circles.

Fabric Flower Craft Step 2

2) Fold in half and half again, until you have a quarter of a circle.

Fabric Flower Crafts Step 3

Fabric Flower Craft Step 4

3) Sew a running stitch across the CURVED part of your fabric. Pull tight, place a stitch in place to “hold it”.

Fabric Flower Crafts Easy Step 5

Upcycled Fabric Flower Crafts Ideas Step 6

4) Then with the same thread, start on th next petal – which you have already folded. Until you have done all 5 and secured the last petal onto the first.

Flower Crafts Ideas Step 7

5) I decided to add a little felt on the back to “hide” the sewing, but it isn’t strictly necessary.

Fabric Flower Craft How To

6) Sew on your button and done!

Now you just have to decide what you would like to do with it. They look lovely in a “vase”, as I saw them in the cafe.. add  a stick or pipecleaners to prop them up. You could wear them as a brooch, add them to a handbag or wear them in your hair. Use them to decorate a present or even as a key ring…… So pretty.

Also check out:

Easy Fabric Flowers - Sewing Projects for Beginners with kids

Fabric Flowers for Beginners

Want more Flower Crafts Ideas? Check out:

Flower Crafts Ideas

Have you given these Pyramid Chickens a go? It really isn’t as hard as you think and you will find that the kids adore it! Check out our teaching kids to sew article! As well as our great Sewing Projects for Kids!

How To Teach Kids to Sew - if you are thinking of teaching your kids to sew, here is a great guide with some pointers to get them started!  10+ Sewing Project for Kids - lovely kids projects that will help teaching kids to sew!


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  1. Lynne Curtis says:

    Love this idea! Great for all those little leftover scraps! Also entering your contest for the craft book give-a-way! I volunteer teach English in a small rural school in Nicaragua and the children love to do crafts so I’m always on the lookout for fun, simple and economical craft ideas. Your page on Facebook is one of my favorites! Thank you!

  2. Carolina J. says:

    Beautiful! Thank you!

  3. kerry jones says:

    I love these flowers, I had no idea how easy they were, thank you I am gonna make loads of these for gifts xxxx

  4. Kelly says:

    Super cute & easy! Made one with 5 circles of the same fabric to match a dress. Think I might add a strip of elastic on the back so that it can either be used with a hair clip or put on a headband (interchangeable).

  5. Sylvia Romanczuk says:

    These are darling! Im gonna make lots of them.

  6. Super fun idea especially when having extra fabric that is too small for a new project. Also, having the fabric design varieties adds to the fun of the flowers and to the petals. These flowers would have endless use on where they can be placed. Super cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

  7. anita says:

    Love arts and crafts

  8. Gloria says:

    How many inches is the circle of fabric used in this project.

  9. Gina Decesare says:

    I think this would be great to make a bunch of them and then attach them to a wreath. I could see this hanging on my classroom door or my front door at home! The color schemes could be endless depending on the season-I’m excited to try a red white & blue theme for the summer months! Thank you!

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