September 23, 2010

Rolled Fabric Flowers

I have taught 2 different women's groups about how to make fabric flowers.  At both I taught Kanzashi Fabric Flowers (like HERE) and at one I also taught the Fabric Roses for home decor.  At both classes I happened to be wearing a magnetic flower broach -  a classic mirror shot:

Anyways, after my segment in the classes, both times several people came up to me wanting to know how to make the type of fabric flowers that I was wearing.  I just assumed that they were so simple to make, that everyone knew how and no tutorial on them was needed.  But maybe that's because I live in craft-blog-land, and normal people don't see fabric flower tutorials on a daily basis.  Anyways, here's for the normal people - how to make a rolled fabric flower - I even made a video:

So basically, you get a strip of fabric - I like to rip mine so there are frayed edges - tie a knot in one end, then just wrap the strip around the knot, giving a twist here and there as you go.  Wrap til it's as big as you want it, then glue the end down and then glue the whole flower onto a circle piece of fabric/felt. You can even make the middle one strip of fabric and then wrap a different strip around the outside.

I like this type of fabric flower for headbands and broaches because they're flatter than the gathered fabric flowers.  Anyways, super easy, just try it - and don't aim for perfection - each is unique and cute!
(LOVE those 6 for $1 cheap-o headbands at the Dollar Store - great for wrapping in fabric, plus they're the ones my girls wear because they're not too tight and don't have those pokey teeth things.)

You can also use these type of flowers to make super-cute necklaces:

You can find that full tutorial here:  Rolled Fabric Flower Necklace


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

22 Fabulous Comments:

Good point. After hanging out in craft-blogland for only nine months I already have already started taking things for granted that I totally had no clue about nine months ago.

By the way...did you refashion that shirt you are wearing in the video?

These are my favorite kind of fabric flowers to create. So easy and they look great!

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LOVE the rolled flowers! I have a few of those made, but I haven't done anything with them yet - great idea. Visiting from NFF. Love your blog - have a great weekend!!


These are really cool. I am def going to try these soon! Thanks!

LOVE IT! I have seen these everywhere but had not attempted them yet, you make it look so easy I am going to go try it now! Thanks for a great tutorial. Love your color combos too.

They are so cute! Out of all that I have seen, I like yours the best because it's the quickest!

THANK YOU! I have been trying to figure this out....I had the basic idea but was using a LOT of glue! Thanks again!

Very cute and so easy! Who would've thought? Thanks for sharing!

Good Morning, This is Amber from Life, Love, Green and I just wanted to let you know that I linked this post up on my web page because you did such a good job explaining, I figure why re-invent the wheel? :)

So cute as always. I'm really going to need to try this. I love the headbands and thanks for the dollar store tip.

I love the headbands, and the flower? I love how easy it looks. I can't wait to make some. Thanks for sharing the video! :)

Can I tell you how much I seriously love your down to earth blog?! I just watched your how to video on the fabric flowers and voila! I love your hairband ideas and am going to make some and post on my blog. I'll link back to this post so others can come see your terrific blog! Thank you!

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Here is the post where I link back to your great post. Thank you for your great tutorial--I LVOE the headband made of fabric!

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Love it. This is the best tutorial for tthose flowers that I have seen sofar. Thank u for sharing. I am your newest follower.

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Greetings! I love your t-shirt headband pics. I couldn't find a tutorial on how to make them. I would love to learn how! Please let me know, my email:
I LOVE your site!

Many people used flowers their many occasion , For example - weeding, birthday,anniversary and many more. Flower is a source of peace by Revathi

Thank you! This was very easy to follow, and I made one really quick. Can't wait to make more!

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