Oh, we love fabric flowers so much here at Prudent Baby. We’ve done the no-sew rolled fabric flowers, the pom pom fabric flowers, and the ever-popular fabric flower hairclip. Well here’s another stash-busting fabric flower to use as embellishment for tops, bags, hairclips, anything really. It works up in a pinch.
Get the full Fabric Flower tutorial after the jump…
Another Fabric Flower
You’ll need five squares of fabric. My flower is made using 2.5″ squares, but feel free to scale up or down.
Fold them all into triangles with wrong sides together (it’s hard to tell on this fabric, but the right sides are out facing you) and iron flat.
Thread a needle. Why am I using an upholstery needle? Because I don’t hand sew often and cannot find my other hand sewing needles, so I worked with what I had.
Knot the end of the thread and sew a running stitch (just a big old straight stitch) across the two flat sides of your triangle.
Push the fabric to gather it into a petal.
Attach the next triangle by simply sewing onto it
Repeat sewing across the two flat sides of the triangle and gathering:
Continue with all five triangles.
Gather them all up, then bring the two ends together and sew them together.
Sew a few more stitches to hold your flower straight if you like.
Dig into your button stash
Sew a button or sequins or whatever you like into the top to cover the center.
Attach a hair clip or sew onto a shirt or bag or whatever you like. Because of my aforementioned distaste for handsewing, I hot glued a hairclip with a piece of felt into the back.