This was a guest post I did for Sophie at Adventures of a Creative Girl. She has an amazing blog full of great craft and DIY projects and more! She was also so fun to work with. Thank you, Sophie, for letting me work with you and giving my new little blog a boost. So, I just had to share these no-sew, easy, DIY fabric flowers with all of you. These are so easy and fun to make and can be used for anything. The possibilities are endless for fabric choices. You can make them fancy by adding lace and buttons or leave them simple and plain. You can choose patterned fabric or plain, anything goes! The best part you don’t need precise measurements and there is no sewing involved. If you are looking for inspiration on how to use these flowers, I made some a few months ago for a wreath, you can view that here.
Materials you will need:
- Fabric — any type will do.
- Fabric scissors
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Lace, buttons, and other trims are totally optional.
To start, cut a strip of fabric that is about 1” to 1-1/2” wide, remember you don’t need to be super precise about this as you will be twisting the fabric around itself so a perfect cut is not needed. The longer the strip is the bigger the flower will be. I just cut it as long as I think I might need it and then if it gets to the size I want before I have reached the end I just cut the fabric off. As I said, these are super forgiving and it is difficult to mess them up so don’t worry, just jump in and get going.
Start by folding the fabric in half lengthwise. Roll the center; make it kind of tight like the center of a rose. Use a small dab of glue to hold the center together (I rolled my centers about 3-4 times before gluing). Once you have your center, twist the fabric once and add a small dab of glue to secure it down against the center of your flower (see photos if you need more of a visual).
Keep the fabric folded lengthwise as you go, this is so you have the right side of the fabric showing and the flower is fuller.
When you flower is the size you want it or you reach the end of your fabric strip just fold the end underneath the flower and glue it down. Trim any strings of frayed fabric off and look for places in the flower that might need more glue and glue them down.
Now you can add lace trim like I did with one of my flowers by gluing it around the edge of the flower, use the smallest amount of glue you can for a clean look. You can also add pretty buttons in the centers of the flowers. I was going to add buttons to mine but once I finished with them I decided I liked them better without.