DIY: Fabric flower tutorial

What you’ll need:

  • Rotary cutter/straight edge/cutting mat or just plain scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Needle and thread
  • Any type of fabric you’d like

Cut your fabric on the bias to about an 1″ wide using a rotary cutter or scissors:

You’ll end up with one single strip. Tie one end into a knot and cut on either side of the knot with pinking shears:

You’ll end up with a little bow knot. Cut 15 of these:

Once you’ve cut all 15, you can start assembling the flower itself. Thread your sewing needle and knot the end. Bring your needle and thread through each knot:

You’ll end up with a string of bow knots, like so:

After sewing through the last bow knot, bring your needle through the very first bow knot to close the knots into a circle. This is the base of the flower. Tighten the circle and knot your thread to secure.

This is the trickiest part of all! Form the flower with your fingers so that your flower has a dome-like shape: a flat base full of knots and a ‘dome’ of petals. (You may have to trim the petals if some are too long)

Now you have a flower! You can add this embellishment to anything, really. But for now, I made a necklace with different textures and colors:

Good luck and have fun!

♥ E&I