Layered Fabric Flower

Make a fabric flower quickly and easily with just a few steps and basic materials in this tutorial – a template is available for download to make the creation process even simpler. Flowers can be used to dress up and adorn almost anything – headbands, hair clips, barrettes, cards, gift tags, gift bags, shoes, clothes…the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Experiment with different colors, fabrics, beads, and sizes to create a variety of looks for your flowers.

Materials:

  • Flower circles template {download template here}
  • Scissors
  • Fabric: satin, silk, or organza
  • Candle
  • Matches or lighter
  • Glass beads (any type, color, or size – seed beads are used in this example)
  • Beading needle
  • Thread

 

Directions:

Download and print out the Flower Circles Template. Cut out circles from template page, then use the paper circles as a guide to cut fabric into circles.

To singe the edges of the circles (which keeps the  fabric from fraying and also creates a pretty curled-up effect), light the candle and slowly rotate the edge of the circle while holding it near the flame.  Experiment with how close you hold the fabric to the flame and how quickly you rotate the circle to create different looks.

Start with the largest circle (template circle #1), and work from larger to smaller circles, stacking them as you go.

*Tip: for the smaller circles, you may want to use a clothespin or tweezers to hold the fabric over the flame.

After all layers are singed and stacked, sew beads into the middle of the circle (this is also what keeps the layers held together). Use as many or as few beads as you’d like, depending on the look you want your flower to have.

Your flower is complete!

Check out our tutorials that use this flower to embellish cards, headbands, barrettes, sandals, home decor, and gift tags!

 

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Comments

  1. Lindsay says:

    I love this! I am inspired to make a bouquet for my home. Thank you for the tutorial!

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