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DIY: Make Fabric Flowers with Four Easy Techniques (Ready Your Thread & Needle)

If you love sewing like I do,  then you will understand that as a crafter,  we will NEVER throw our fabric scraps and remnants away when we are done with our projects. We keep hoard these scraps because we know that they will somehow come in handy one day!

One of the projects that I enjoy doing with these fabric scraps is making fabric flowers. There are many designs, styles and ways of making fabric flowers, such as vintage, grunge or ruffled.


Once completed, these flowers can be made into a hair-clips, hairband, tie-band or adhere them to your tote bag or planner.

Here are four of my favourite fabric flower patterns that you can try on your own.  However, let me warn you that once you start, you will be hooked on making more of it. I know I did! Haha!

What You Need:
1. Cotton fabric
2. Needle & Thread
3. Scissors
4. Pencil
5. Round object (abt 8cm)
6. Buttons & braids

Let's Make! Start with a template first.
Basically, you will need to prepare your template by drawing seven circles using any round object. Cut them out and now you are ready to assemble you fabric flower. See the quick and easy steps of four different techniques compiled below.

Fabric Flower #1
1. Fold the cut circle fabric into half and half again, sew the opening with running stitch and pull them tightly. This is now your flower petal.
2. Do not end the thread,  continue doing the same for six of the cut circle fabric.
3. Stitch the last and first petals together making to form a circle.
4. Next, fill the last cut circle fabric with scrap materials, and sew running stitch all around it making it into a ball.
5. Put the ball in the center of the petals and sew all around it to secure it.

Fabric Flower #2
1. Fold the cut circle fabric into half and sew with running stitch, pull the stitch to form a petal.
2. Do not end your thread,  continue doing the same with the other five cut circle fabric.
3. Sew the last and first petals together.
4. Decorate the center of the flower by sewing a button.

Fabric Flower #3
1. Fold the cut circle fabric into half and sew the openings from the center.
2. Do the same for the other 4 cut circle fabric but over lapping from behind.
3. Sew the last and first petals together and pull them tightly.
4. Decorate the center of the flower either with a button or a braid.

Fabric Flower #4
1. Cut the petals into strips of about 2cm x 6cm.
2. Fold the strip into half and sew running stitch at the opening.
3. Do not end your thread,  continue to sew together the other five fabric strips.
4. Sew the last and first petals together.
5. Decorate the center of the flower by sewing a button.

Give these patterns a try! If you made a flower, tag us on Instagram at @theartsycraftsy and #theartsycraftsy.

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