Your Ultimate Guide To DIY Fabric Flowers
When English poet John, Keats wrote “A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever,” he composed these lines while imagining the beautiful visuals of the flowers. If we are to list the things which can instantly spark joy, then flowers will come foremost. DIY Fabric Flowers, in that case, becomes a perfect addition to this repository. They are extremely handy and versatile in adding that ‘cute element’ to our everyday lives. Be it from a cute hair-band, a dress, or even a table cover— they can instantly add vibrancy and instantly glam up any look.
While they are readily available at any craft supply store and even at online stores, do you know that you can actually make them at your home?
Yes! They are extremely simple to make and this DIY activity gives you the advantage of not only saving money but also getting a design of your imagination.
This is what this blog seeks to do, to help you out to make your first set of DIY Fabric Flowers. So no more delay, headway right into the blog.
Tools Required For Making Fabric Flowers
Okay, so before getting started with the DIY fabric flower-making activity, it is important to list the tools which would be required to make these beautiful flowers:
- Desired fabric
- A pair of scissors
- A thin needle, matching thread
- Green tape
- Pips (stamen of the flower)
- Lastly gum, wire and cotton for stuffing (if needed)
DIY FABRIC FLOWERS
We will be now listing six different varieties of flowers that you can prepare from the comfort of your home. They are very simple and easy to follow, so let’s get started.
1. Voluminous 5 Petal Flowers
- Lay the chosen fabric on a flat surface and cut the fabric into 6 inches wide and 12.5 inches long. You can alter the measurements according to your preference.
- Next, fold the fabric into half in such a manner that you are able to form 5 sections onto the fabric. Make sure to mark these sections into the fabric, using chalk or a pencil
- Thereafter, make running stitches on these marks and make sure to leave some thread loose.
- Once done, it’s time to gather the fabric by pulling the threads from both sides of the fabric.
- Lastly, finish the look of the flower by attaching a decorative button in the center.
Choose a very light weight fabric and make the running stitch longer. With longer stitches the fabric gathers through running stitch easily.
There you go! You have your five-petal flowers. Simple, isn’t it?
Here’s an easy and light 5 petal fabric flower.
2. Morning Glory Fabric Flower
- First, lay the fabric on a flat surface. Using Organdy Fabric, cut the fabric 3 inches wide and 5 inches long or in the same ratio as per your convenience.
- If you are a beginner, slightly burn the edges of the fabric or you can also make whip stitches. (Here, the aim is to get a nice lip along with the fabric)
- Now join the short edges of the fabric using a French seam.
- On the other hand, take a wire and make a loop. Add some pips inside this loop.
- Next, place the looped wire with the pips into the fabric tube.
- Gather the middle part of the fabric tube and tie it with a thread. (This will form the petals of the flower)
Gather the flower base in the same fashion and there you go, enjoy the beautiful DIY morning glories to adore your décor items!
3. Gladiola Flower
- Take the chosen fabric, preferably organza or voile, and cut out 3-inch square fabric pieces.
- Fold the first piece by the center (diagonally), such that the opposite corners should meet each other. (You must have a triangle now)
- Now, for the second fold bring the right and left corners of the fabric to the bottom corner. Repeat the same fold going towards the bottom.
- Next, twist the sides of the fabric towards the back. Once done, tie the petal at the base with matching threads.
Well, how pretty does that look?
4. Folded Flower
- To begin with, cut the Fabric into 3-inch circle shapes.
- Fold the circle into a semi-circle, and again fold the fabric in such a way that the right and left corners should meet the middle bottom corner of the fabric.
- Make four or five petals in the same fashion and tie them at the base with a matching thread.
- Add some pips in the center or petals made out of different color fabric.
Now tie everything to a wire and your folded flowers are ready!
5. Globe Amaranth Flower
This is one of the simplest fabric flowers to make. All you need is some woolen yarn, a scale, or fork and some wire.
- Take the yarn and fold it along the scale/ruler for around 40-45 times. (You can fold it for a higher number of times to get a more fluffy flower shape)
- Once done, gently take a ruler out of the yarn. Here, the folded yarns should form a loop.
- Now, insert a wire inside the folded yarns, by coaxing the downward fold out of the other fold.
- Cut the other end of the yarn circle, add a calyx to the base and wrap some green tape around the flower.
Your DIY Globe Amaranth is ready!
6. Bougainvillea Flowers
- For this interesting DIY, take some fabric and cut it in the shape of a leaf.
- Now stick some pips into the leaf-shaped cut out using fabric glue.
- Repeat this step for as many numbers as desired.
- Bind the leaf-shaped fabric together and attach it to the wire.
Wrap some green tape around the wire and your fabric flowers are good to go!
Another way of making the bougainvillea flowers.
Tips To Make Beautiful Fabric Flowers
Fabric Flowers are extremely easy and budget-friendly in nature, which makes them a perfect DIY activity. However certain tips must be kept in mind while going forward with this pleasant DIY. Some of them are as listed below:
- While choosing the fabric, make sure you pick organza or voile, as these fabrics are easy to work with and provide a better look to the flowers.
- Use green tape to wrap the wires— this gives the flowers a more natural and finished look.
- Use fabric glue instead of normal adhesive wherever stick pips need to be stuck together. Fabric glues are specially designed for creative DIYs for clothing as it is more durable.
Now that all the steps and tips to make fabric flowers have been laid out for you, start with your DIY activity as soon as possible! Add these fabric flowers to your new dress, to your home décor valuables, and don’t forget to post it to the ‘Gram and enjoy all the praises showered upon your creative abilities!