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Four Step Fabric Flowers

Here is a great little project to liven up your wardrobe: Lovely Fabric Flowers from Jennifer Neill. Embellish a shirt, dress up a pair of heels, or wear it as a pin. These four-step fabric flowers are versatile for everyday dress and a night out.

Fabric Flowers


  • Synthetic satin/chiffon fabric that will melt
  • Candle
  • Sharp scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Seed beads


  1. Begin by cutting several circles from your fabric; these will be your petals. It doesn't have to be perfect, just a general circular shape. The more layers, the fuller your flower! Make each circle a bit smaller than the last - and if you are planning on needing a pair, cut out two of each size at once by folding the fabric in half. This way, your flowers will match.

    Fabric Flowers Photo1
  2. Hold each circle of fabric over the flame until it begins to melt the very edges. Keep it moving, do it quick! It takes a light touch but once you get the hang of it, it's like riding a bike.

    Fabric Flowers Photo2

    Note: See how the melted edges cause the petal to cup? It's cool. It's nestable now! Do you have some stubborn edges that are hard to reach? Try using a hand held lighter like this to catch those trouble spots.

    Fabric Flowers Photo3
  3. Now, nest your petals together. You can stick with one color and texture or mix it up! I got wild and crazy by mixing satin in brown and blue and some chiffon in black.

    Fabric Flower Photo4
  4. Now, with your needle and thread, sew up through the layers. String three seed beads onto the thread, then stitch back through the layers. You've just attached all your petals and gussied it up a bit. You can hit any odd edges with the hand held lighter after you've finished.

    Fabric Flower Photo4
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I'm impressed!...had just did a you tube fabric flower search and as easy as they seamed I couldn't find one that did a quick sum up...most went on and the time my search was done and I was ambition to make fabric flowers from all my unused scrap material was gone and a new project search stared to figure out what to do with all these scraps...long essay short...I thank you for a nice to the point 4.step..beautiful..fabric flower...I have my daughters cutting circles as I type...quick question do you have any suggestions of projects I can do with my abundance of scrap material...I've done trinity scarves,head bands,scrunchies and added to that list..fabric flowers..any ideas for me?..please send them to again Angela

My cousin once.showed me this buy I had forgotten, Thanks for a fabulous reminder! XX

lovely flower,great tutorial. i hav make some n the result is Waaaaw...

This flower pin is so cute and I can even make one !

This flower is just what I have been searching for to accent my sewing projects!

Nice tutorial. Love how these are so vesatile.

Great result for what seems like a very simple process... can't wait to try it.

Like the use of photos in the explanation very nice tutorial.

These could also be used as follows: 1. A dramatic touch to a fabulous Holiday updo; 2. Smaller flowers could be attached to a velvet ribbon for a wristlet; 3. If the material you are using has any glitz or metallic shine, add the flower(s) to a glitzy belt as an added touch of glamour; 4. Use green, red, gold, silver or white material to make your flowers to dress up your Christmas gifts; 5. If you make up gift baskets, why not add a few flowers just for kicks?!

This is soooo cool now I can stop spending a fortune on these for my daughters from boutiques ! Thank you !!

This is soooo cool now I can stop spending a fortune on these for my daughters from boutiques ! Thank you !!

Love,Love,Love these flowers!! I think my 82 year old mom will enjoy learning how to do this,thanks so much!!

So cool, going to see if i have chiffon....

I love this. Thank you very much. I'll have my flowers posted on my blog tomorrow.

So awesome! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to go buy some chiffon!


great flower tutorial

Hola Excelente idea ademas de facil, rapido tambien es lindo Muchas gracias. Besitos y Feliz Pascua.

One of these would look great on the place mat clutch. BJ Lav

wow! great tutorial! i luv it when pictures are included. these flowers are just what i have been looking for. thanks so much for posting. (now, if i just don't set myself, or the house on fire! lol)

This is a such a neat way of making flowers and it's amazing how differently they turn out from each other with the different fabrics.

Great tutorial! I posted it on my sewing blog

Beautiful! (and fun!) Thank you!

Thanks for posting my tutorial! You can find more ideas like this every week on my blog on Tutorial Tuesday at


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