May 7, 2011

No-Sew Fabric Flower Tutorial


Good morning to you!!
What better way to greet the morning than with flowers? Flowers that don't involve sewing. :O) Yay!


They are so easy. (It's scandalous!)

(Aaaand, we're just going to pretend today that all these photos were blurry on purpose. It's artistic...yeah...that's it!) :o) 


Very artistic. :o)

My Punkin!
I love her. She ate about 2 pounds of strawberries today. (Literally!)



These flowers are so quick, you'll want to make one for every person you know. Let's make some!


1. We're going to start with some circles. 
Trace a mug or glass or anything circular onto paper for your pattern. (Choose a circle that is the same size that you want your finished flower to be.) Use your pattern to cut 7 circles of your desired fabric. (I like using knit or nylon because it won't fray. If you're using a fabric that frays, use fray check on the edges after you cut your circles) Then cut one circle out of felt, about half the size of your 7 circles.

Shown: seven 3" satin circles with another seven 3" in chiffon. I layered the chiffon with the satin for a little extra fanciness. 2" felt circle.
2., 3. Fold your circles in half, then in half again. 
4. Snip off the tip and hot glue four of the folded circles to the felt piece. They should fit together snugly, with a small open square in the center.
5. Fold, snip and glue the last three in the center of the flower. 
6. Add a button, bead or broach in the center.
7. Glue a safety pin or hair clip(both!) to the back! Done!


Try cutting out your circles with pinking shears, too!
You can also make things a little fancier by snipping 5 little triangles out of your circles to make petal shapes:

Super fun, super easy!


But I have to warn you, they are kind of addicting!


If you're big into the craft blogging world, you may have seen this tutorial around, I certainly have. But I just recently got around to trying them. Goodness! I didn't even know! They are so fun to make! I hope you make some. You could even whip up a couple before a certain holiday tomorrow. I'm sure you already have a gift ready for Mom, but why not throw a flower or two on the top of the box? Much better than a paper bow.

:o)

Hope you're having a great weekend!
Love,
Disney



54 comments:

  1. I always forget to snip the tip off. Thanks for the reminder! Lways great post and pictures!

    Dita

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  2. I have seen them, but still have not made any! I will try -- thanks for the tutorial. Yours are great!!

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  3. I'm some of the quiet reader of your blog, but now I must answer! Your tutorial(s) is very helpful, I want to sprint to my workstation an make flowers for my loves. So thanks~
    (and your photos are beautiful - and artistic ;D )

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  4. Yay I LOVE no sew projects especially since I can’t sew! Not saying that I don’t still oh and aw over your other fabulous projects….they just make me further wish I could sew. “Must learn to sew” is on my list of things to do and when I lean you have several projects that I’ll be tackling!
    Happy Mother’s Day!


    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

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  5. these were on my to do list today for me niece's birthday. love the pictures:) oh and my girl just ate a whole container of strawberries too. there goes all of our chocolate covered strawberries for mothers day. oh well, atleast i got a quiet shower out of the deal:) happy mothers day!

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  6. I love them! I'm going to try to make some out of paper too. I used a different method for the ones I have made, but I love how your petals look too. Very pretty!

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  7. These flowers ARE addicting! And your tute was absolutely lovely with all your photos! You are always such fun!

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  8. I REALLY needed this tutorial! thank you! I'm making a hair accessory for a friend who is getting married next weekend! yikes! QUESTION: I am guessing all the embellishments are beads or buttons - but do you think I could make the one with the little beads by buying a strand and somehow knotting it or gluing it together? I need a blue button or emmbellisment for the center and I don't have one - and don't know that I will find one soon enough - thanks! Ann

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  9. Thanks! I'm going to go dig through my fabric right now!!!

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  10. Where did you find the awesome beaded centers?? Did you make them or buy them, so cute!! I love making flowers and those look so great in the center.

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  11. So cute and fun and pretty! So nice to see you around a bit more these days, Disney!

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  12. The beaded centers are vintage clip earrings that didn't have mates. Ann: I think you could totally do it with a strand of seed beads! That's a great idea.

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  13. I just started making these too but with needle and thread....which was time-consuming, fiddly and made my fingers sore! Hurrah for glue guns! Thanks, Disney :) xx

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  14. How gorgeous! I haven't seen a no-sew version of these, and they look perfect. I might try whipping some up tonight, they look fantastic.

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  15. I could think of 1000 things to put these on! I'll have to get busy! lol!

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  16. Someone needs to help me find a tutorial for those beaded flower centers!

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  17. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  18. Oh so addicting and fabulous. My mom is getting one on her gift today! Thanks for the awsome tutorial.

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  19. I've been reading your blog for a while now and just love them to death but have never posted a comment. That changes today my friend because I absolutely *love* those little flower hair clips! I know what I'm gong to be doing tonight! Also I wanted to wish you a very happy mothers day! Hope you have fun with Paige and your husband! :)

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  20. I love making these flowers. I have always sewed them together. I think I will have to try the glue route. Thanks for the idea:>

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  21. I have made these in the past, but a little differently...I just made one "your way", and I like the outcome so much better! thanks! I whipped up a little pink knit one with a white button for my daughter ! she'll be darling!
    QUESTION: what are you attaching to the back to get it to slide on the headband? and stay on the headband without falling off? are you gluing them on? thanks!

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  22. Ashley: Haha, um, I actually used Scotch tape to attach them to headbands to be honest. But only because I was just displaying them that way for the tutorial. I normally hot glue them. :o)

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  23. such a great tutorial! love all the variations:)

    jamie
    somedreamingstate.com

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  24. This is so perfect! I don't have a sewing machine (yet) and have been looking for an tutorial to make some girlie flower headbands. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  25. love that your folding the circles all at once to create the petals. It looks much easier. Can't wait to try!
    http://creativelyconcocting.blogspot.com/

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  26. Loving these!! They're so fun and you can create them to wear with any season! Thank you for the fun tutorial! You rock!!
    Hugs,
    Terrell

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  27. So cute!! And a great use for fabric you just have so much left over!! Thanks!

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  28. Gorgeous!! Love these. My daughter has to wear uniforms to school, so I'm always looking for a fun accessory for her hair. I'm going to try these today!

    Found your blog today while searching for a knit dress non-pattern. :-) I'm a youth pastor's wife in Florida. So glad to have found your fabulous blog!

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  29. I'm totally trying these tomorrow itself! Thank you!! :D

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  30. Thanks so much for this tutorial! The flowers look super cute and easy, and I really like the "no sew" part. They'll be fun to try when I have some free time. Thanks!

    - Danielle

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  31. You are right! I am so addicted to this cuties! So far, I made a bunch for my ref. magnets and everytime I open the fridge it just make me smile! Also, I made one for my friend"s grand daughter to go with her dress and it was so easy I got it done before my choir practice.:) Thank you so much for sharing the love!

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  32. I love these flowers! thanks for sharing

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  33. I just found this website yesterday, and it is so inspiring! It has renewed my love for crafts, and I'm so excited to try all of the tutorials! Thank you so much, Disney.

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  34. Thanks so much for the tutorial- I made a few of these and linked back to this post here- http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/4th-of-july-shorts.html

    I plan to make a lot more!! And I love your blog :)

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  35. Love your blog!!!! You Rock!!! Where do you get your material for these fabric flowers??

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  36. Thanks for the tutorial. I made these to put a fun twist on some boring pillows in my guest bedroom! :) so easy & cute! Thanks again.

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  37. I made a bunch of these and some even more basic ones for my daughters PINK! birthday and they were so cute on the girls and Mamas! ;) thanks so much!

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  38. these are great! love your glasses! lol, I ate a pound of strawberrys too! (very expensive, its winter!)

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  39. Wow!!! These are super easy! I just made a few for some birthday presents and one for myself!! Thanks for the amazing tutorial!

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  40. I think is the easiest fabric flower I ever tried! thanks for that!! :):)

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  41. My sister and I just had a fabric flower making party this weekend thanks to this. (we will probably be having another one soon. Our older sister came over and saw them). We LOVE these. I dont know if you have tried it yet, but it looks extremely cute if you take silk flowers and do this same thing. Adorable!

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  42. Ok, so i've never done this before tonight and my first attempt does not look so good. I'm kind of lost on the last step when adding the final 3 circles. I'm wanting to add a button in the center but there is no center. What am I doing wrong. Please help...

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  43. Anon: The 3 center petals sort of stand up a little, as in photo 4 in the tutorial. There isn't an exact center, so just glue the button in one of the folds of the center petal. :o) Hope that helps!

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  44. Looks like you posted these a long time ago, but I love these. Can't wait to try making them. Great post!

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  45. Hey Disney! I followed your tutorial, and made my toddler these super cute shoes! THANKS FOR THE TIPS!!!

    http://www.iheartmygluegun.com/2012/12/super-easy-fabric-ruffled-flower.html

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    1. Oh, Janet, those are precious! I love those little slip on style shoes. Great job!

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  46. Can you use any earrings for the center? If so how do you do it? Do you have to cut the long part off? These are so cute btw! I am going to make a bunch today :D Makes me wish that I'd got headbands to glue them onto!

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    1. Yes, just use some wire cutters to snip off the back and hot glue to the center!

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  47. OMG!! Your tutorial was awesome and SUPER easy!! - -You were right: I'm officially addicted. I referenced your page at the last minute and didn't have some of the materials so I had to improvise and they still turned out GREAT!! - - I'm just back into arts & crafts after 6+ years of the hectic/busy/crazy/no-time-for-a-hobby life... thanks so much for this FUN little project... many more to come :-)

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  48. Just made one out of some pink plaid homespun! Love the way it turned out. thanks for the great tutorial! I think these will be my fave flower to make.

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  49. Love them! Just made 3 and you are completely right, they are so addicting :) My girls are going to love them too!!! Thanks!

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  50. Thanks I love them, going to try now.

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  51. Lovely!
    What is "fray check"?
    Thanks!

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  52. all of this is lovely

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