After posting my ruffled headbands
a few days ago, I received several requests for a fabric flower tutorial. So, I was happy to take the opportunity to make a couple for one of my girls’ dresses–they were in need of a little something, and I thought this would be perfect.
This particular technique is simple, and using only your fabric and a hot glue gun, takes less than 5 minutes to finish. There are many types of fabric flowers out there, but this one is more of a rosette style that you can make as big or as small as you’d like–just keep rolling! I especially like that each one turns out so different…it only adds to their charm.
Rolled Fabric Flower
ITEMS YOU NEED:
- fabric of choice, cut into a strip about 1 1/2 inches wide, and as long as you want it
- hot glue
1. Lay out your piece of fabric, then roll it up so it looks like a tube.
2. I put my foot on one end of the tube to hold it still, then I pick up the other end, and start winding it around itself, using my fingers to hold it from falling apart.
3. Every so often, apply a little hot glue before laying down the piece you’re winding.
4. When you get to the end, glue your final piece of fabric, but leave a little “tail”.
5. Fold this tail to the bottom of the flower, and glue in place.
6. Adding a circle of felt to the bottom of the flower will not only give it a more finished look, but will make it much easier to apply it to wherever you are placing it…on a piece of clothing, headband, hair clip, craft project, etc.
And you’re finished! You’ve got a darling fabric flower!
I loved this red and cream ticking against the denim dresses.
Happy flower-ing, and have a great weekend!