Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Simple Felt Flower Tutorial

I'm a sucker for flowers.
real ones,
fabric ones
and of course felt ones.

After seeing this fabric flower on V and Co's blog
I knew I had to come up with a felt version of my own.

These felt flowers are super simple
and versatile.

Attach them to a pin back for an adorable brooch

or to a pinch or snap clip for a cute hair accessory.

Convinced you need to make one in every color by their cuteness factor alone?
Just wait until you see how easy they are.
Ok let's get started.

You will need:
-One sheet of felt
-needle and thread
-button
-pin back or hair clip of your choice

Warning/FYI:
This tutorial was made and shot by me
in my crippled, can't walk at all, feet need to be elevated at all times
post surgery condition.
See what I do for you guys?

Step 1:
Cut a strip down the entire length of your felt (on the longest end).

The wider you cut your strip the bigger the flower will be.

Step 2:
With a threaded needle, sew a running stitch down the entire length of the felt strip.

Making sure to leave a tail of thread on each end.

Step 3:
Gently pull the tails of thread so your felt begins to ruffle and form a tight circle.

Step 4:
Tie your two pieces of thread (the tail from the front and the back) into a knot to hold the flower shape in place.

Step 5:
Sew (or if your lazy glue) a button on for the center and
Tada!

A cute flower accessory!

Hot glue your flower onto a single prong clip or a snap clip

for a some girly hair candy.

Or hot glue your flower to a pin back for a chic and stylish brooch.

I pinned the brooch to a sweater wrap
but I think they would be super cute pinned to a purse, scarf, hat, or just about anything else.
The possibilities are endless!

3 comments:

Scrap Kia said...

Hi there,
Kia from Green Chicken 31, I have found your blog inspirational and I'm giving you the Versatile Blog Award. Check it out if you want at http://greenchicken31.blogspot.com

Mod Podge Amy said...

How cute is this? I Love it!

Yycien said...

I love it! such a sweet idea. I have to try this tutorial, I can make hair clips with these felt flowers. Thanks for sharing!