Tuesday, 12 January 2016

How to Make Simple Felt Flowers

Felt flowers are adorable. I have always liked to embellish some of my projects with felt flowers. The reason is that felt cloth is a very good material to make a variety of flowers easily. Have you ever wondered how to make a felt flower in a few minutes?

There are a few basic methods of making felt flowers. It can be made by gathering a felt strip, rolling up a felt spiral, stacking felt layers of different sizes or attaching each petal, either to each other or to a base. Today, I am going to show you the way how I make a simple felt flower by using the method of gathering. It is very easy to work with. What you need to do is gather the felt strip that cut into a desired shape and sew a bead on.

I have drawn three felt flower templates and saved it in the pdf file below.  The three templates can help you make three different types of flowers respectively. After you have printed out the paper patterns, cut them out and place them on your felt cloth. You can either trace the patterns on your felt cloth and cut out the felt pieces or pin the paper patterns to your felt cloth and cut out the felt pieces by using the paper patterns as a guide.


1. felt cloth
2. embroidery thread
3. small bead

** note : I use the first flower template to show you how 
     to make a simple felt flower step by step.
felt flower templates

1. Print and cut out the paper pattern.  Then, cut out the felt strip follow the paper pattern.

2. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of your thread. Sew a line of running stitch along the straight edge as shown in the photo.

3. Pull the thread so that it gathers.

4. Insert the needle back through the starting point where you start your first stitch from front to back.

5. Pull the thread completely to form the flower shape and tie a knot. Don't cut the thread. Bring your need to the right side of the flower through the center of the flower.

6. Sew a button on the center with the same thread. Done!

You can now try to make other flowers with the same method by using the rest of the templates shown in my pdf file.

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