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How to Make Fabric Flowers

How to Make Fabric Flowers

Fabric flowers are perfect for spring! Whether you’re looking for a way to use up scraps of fabric or you want to experiment with luxury materials, fabric flowers are great for incorporating a springtime feel into your crafting projects. You could even use them to make wearable pieces like brooches, hair grips, necklaces, and more! Keep reading to find out how to make your own elegant satin flowers…

You Will Need:

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METHOD: Scrap Satin Fabric Flowers

  1. Choose your fabric colour and cut a long strip measuring 58 inches in length and 3 ½ inches wide, and then fold the strip of satin in half.
  2. Sew a basting stitch using your sewing machine down the entire strip at the fold, or use a needle and thread to stitch a running stitch along the fabric.
  3. Grab your scissors and cut scallops across the entire strip, from one end to the other. These scallops don’t have to be perfect; different shapes and sizes will add to the overall look, giving your flowers a more textured effect.
  4. Now you want to seal around the scallops with a lighter. Carefully and quickly run the flame along fabric to give the scallop a curved petal look.
  5. Take one end of the strip of satin and, from the end of the thread, start pulling the fabric along the thread to gather the satin. Ensure that the gathering is consistent the whole way along.
  6. Coil the gathered strip into a circle to form a flower shape. Once you have your desired look, use a hot glue gun to secure the end of the shape. Alternatively, gather and stitch through the bottom with a needle and thread so that the flower holds its shape.
  7. Now your fabric flower is complete. If you want to create a hair grip, glue a piece of felt to the bottom of the flower and attach to a slide. Alternatively, you could create multiple flowers and assemble them on top of sticks. Place the sticks within a vase for a beautiful floral home décor item that doesn’t even need to be maintained!
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