Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fabric Flowers, tutorial #3

you will need:

for this flower i cut a long strip of fabric into 3 distinct petal sizes, using the entire length of material{approximately 6 cm wide & as long as a piece of cardboard.}
cut 5 larger petals-pointed or round, then 5 medium sized petals, then 5 smaller petals...these do not have to be exact, as flaws add to the overall structure of the flower

grab the fabric from one end & pleat in the centre of the first petal

begin stitching the pleat & continue to stitch & pleat up the entire length of petals

this should begin to become a flower shape

& then once the flower is complete you can add a button or beads for the centre

use it to embellish lovely things!

soft petals for delicate things~

have a lovely week!!!

p.s the more layers you add the fuller the flower will become...this was one i got from a fabric shop about a year or more ago, it began my admiration for fabric flowers, made with silk dupion & chantilly lace. so each set of petals{large, medium & small} was cut out in two fabrics that were overlayed for a flower bursting with vibrancy!!


  1. This is lovely! I cannot wait to try it! Thanks! Wishing you blessings!

  2. Such a gorgeous little flower, will have to give this a go for sure!! xo