Flower from Fabric
Flowers from Fabric Trinket Craft Tutorial: For Keys and Gift
Even if you think you can’t sew, these flowers from fabric are super-duper easy! You just have to try one!
If you don’t have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love (imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes!), dishcloths that have outlived their usefulness and anything else made from fabric.
Supplies Needed for your DIY Fabric Flowers:
- Needle & Thread
- Circle Template
- Fabric Marking Pencil
Trace the circle template onto the wrong side of your fabric. The larger the circle template you use, the larger your petals and flower will be. Cut out your circles. Now fold your circle in half and then in half again, pressing after each fold. You should end up with what looks like a big, wedge of pie.
Once you have all your petals folded and pressed, it’s time to stitch! Start at the bottom corner of the curved side and make long gather stitches across the curve to the opposite corner. Now gently pull the the thread to gather the corners of your petals together. Once your petal is gathered begin the gathering stitches on the next petal without cutting the thread so that the petals are connected. Continue stitching, gathering and connecting until all your petals are complete. Now that you’re finished gathering all your petals you’ll need to close the gap by stitching the last petal to the first.
Next choose a button for the center of your flower. Hot glue your button to the center of you flower and your flower is complete!
You can attach a pin back for a lovely brooch, add it to a barrette for a little girl, use it on a card, a scrapbook page, a t-shirt, a tote bag, a journal cover or anything else you can think of!
Watch the whole process here!