These Gathered Fabric Flowers are easy to make, and so cute! A great way to use up fabric scraps.
Hello peeps! Time for another fabric flower tutorial. This one is really simple, but I had someone ask how to make them, so I figured there are probably at least a couple of you that might be interested in a step by step. They come together really quickly.
The fun part is embellishing the center. There are so many cute options out there. I show you a few options at the end of the post. Have fun!
How To Make a Gathered Fabric Flower
Strip of fabric about 1″ wide
Needle and thread
Embellishment for the center of the flower
1- Tear a strip of fabric about 1″ wide by 30-36″ long.
2-Tie a sturdy knot in the end of your thread and start gathering one edge of the fabric. The stitches don’t need to be perfect.
3-Sew all the way along the edge. When you get to the end, pull the thread to gather the fabric. Tie a knot at the end, but DO NOT cut the thread.
4-Now start wrapping the fabric around the center, forming a circle.
5-Keep wrapping the fabric around itself in layers. When you are done it should look something like this:
6-Now it’s time to stitch it all together. You should still have your long thread attached. Take the needle and come up on one side of the middle hole; then go down on the opposite side. Continue stitching around the circle till the ruffles stay in place.
7-When you are done, flip it upside down and tie a knot. Make sure it is secured really well.
8-Almost finished! Now all you have to do is add a center. I’ve used brads, buttons, rosettes, and fabric covered buttons. You can either sew or hot glue them on, whichever you prefer.
For this one I just pushed a large brad through the middle, then opened the clasps on the back. Easy peasy! I attached this flower to a dish towel clip, hence the fabric strip at the bottom. Pretend you don’t see it. Thank you. 🙂
If you want to use it as a hair clip, just hot glue a circle of felt on the back and hot glue an alligator clip on the back.
Here are a few others I’ve made. I like stitching them up while watching movies with the kiddos. Or waiting at the dentist’s office. Or pretty much anytime I’ve got to sit still. I’m crazy like that.
thanks, I was trying to make these myself this morning, and your instructions have just saved me a bunch of time! Thanks so much. This is a wonderful site!
Aw, thanks so much Tika! You made my day. 🙂
Super cute Kara–and perfect for Christmas!