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10 DIY Fabric Flower Projects!

I love the look of handmade fabric flowers. They are so pretty and versatile, too! What is even better is how simple they are to make. Most do not require a whole lot of material so they are perfect for using up all those beautiful remnants that you keep holding on to but can't bare to part with. I have seen several different sizes and shapes of flowers made from fabric. They can be used as accessories for hair, clothing, hats, scarves and even for embellishing cards and scrapbooks. There are many tutorials for all kinds of fabric flowers all over the internet but I went through and picked out a few projects that I thought were the best. Let's have a look :)


These shirts are GORGEOUS!! Dress up a simple t-shirt with these beautiful flower embellishments! You could do a new shirt or you can use old t-shirts that may have otherwise ended up giving away or thrown in the trash :0) If I didn't know better I would have thought that these were very expensive designer shirts. In fact they do have designer brand shirts like these but who wants to pay an arm and a leg for something when you can easily make it for a fraction of the cost? Have a look at this tutorial at:

Designer on a Budget


Look here at this super cute fabric flower! You can use this is many ways.. it even looks flat enough for use as scrapbook embellishments.

Get the tutorial at Pink Paper Peppermints!


These ribbon roses are stunning...I can imagine some of these beautiful ribbon roses attached to a headband or some hair clips. I think they would make very pretty hair accessories. You could custom make a ribbon rose hair accessory to match your formal on that special evening or what about maybe attaching it to a ribbon and making a choker? Go to:

Save On Crafts


Another t-shirt flower tutorial.. I love the "flutter effect" these flowers have. You could also put these flowers around the neck of the shirt. These t-shirt fashions are very popular... it's awesome that you can make your own for a fraction of the price! Go to:

momma go {round}


These singed edge organza flowers are so feminine and beautiful. These can be used as home décor, clothing embellishments, hair accessories, etc.. You really would be shocked how simple these are to make. There's nothing to it! Go check it out at:

pom pom Emporium


I fell in love with this belt.. how pretty is this?! At Rhonna Designs they suggest this for a Mothers Day gift and what mother would not LOVE to have this beautiful flower? It doesn't have to stay on a belt... What about making a slightly smaller version and attaching it to one of those crocheted headbands as gift for a baby girl..can you imagine the possibilities? Go to:

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rhonna designs


I love the look of these burlap flowers.. they have kind of a cute rustic look to them. This is a great tutorial. It shows you how to do a few different looks of the burlap flowers. Who'd have thought of making flowers out of burlap?? Go to:

Tatertots and Jello


These are pretty "rose-like" flowers from a tutorial at Snowy Bliss. In this tutorial she uses a sewing machine but if you do not have one you could use a fabric glue and then just do a decorative hand stitch around the edges or just use the glue. I am sure either way they will look great. These different prints of material look really nice together and sort of remind me of a quilt. I love the country look. Go to:

Snowy Bliss


Instructables is one of my favorite sites and look what I found... are these not precious? I love the layered look of these flowers. You could put together all kinds of combinations.. like mix different prints as well as different type fabrics. You could also use a button or something else like that as an embellishment in the middle. Wouldn't this be adorable pinned to a hat or worn as a brooch? Go to:


super cute zipper flower

super cute zipper flower

Ok... I know. Technically a zipper is not fabric but I couldn't help but add this to the list because it's so darned cute!! Did you ever think a zipper could look like this? Apparently it's not hard to make either. Have a look at this tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous to learn how to make this beautiful flower out of a zipper- then add it to a bracelet (like shown) or headband, make it into a brooch... etc.. etc.. Possibilities are endless! Go to:

craftaholics anonymous

There you go... 10 fabric flower tutorials...Whatever look you are into as far as flowers go, you are bound to see something here that you would love to create. Just let your imagine take off and see where it goes. This is a low budget craft that yields beautiful results. You can use old fabric scraps to do this or you can get reduced price remnants from fabric stores. Also, with the small amount of material that is needed to make these flowers you don't have to buy a lot of an expensive, beautiful fabric. I am sure about 1/4 yard will be enough for each of these projects depending on how many flowers you want to make. Good luck and Have fun!!

PS. If you are interested in making the flowers pictured at the very top of the page you can find a wonderful, printable PDF tutorial here:

Calamity Kim


Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on May 16, 2011:

Thanks, Ddraigcoch!

Emma from UK on May 15, 2011:

Fabulous compilation.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 19, 2011:

Obscure_Treasures, Thank you for reading and for the positive feedback!

Obscure_Treasures from USA on April 19, 2011:

The pictures are beautiful and the hub page contains rich information. Voted up and rated awesome also!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2011:

Thank you for reading Becky.. I appreciate it.

Becky from Oklahoma on April 08, 2011:

Love the ideas here and plan to try a few projects using these flower making techniques. Thanks for sharing another awesome Hub.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on March 04, 2011:

Thank you, Craftdrawer!

craftdrawer on March 03, 2011:

Great designs! Love the patterns and the ideas for using them!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on February 28, 2011:

Thank you speedbird and crystolite!

speedbird from Nairobi, Kenya on February 28, 2011:

Beautiful pics there (they are eye-catching), also thanks for sharing those additional useful links, I hope they will be helpful. Voted UP and rated USEFUL

Emma from Houston TX on February 28, 2011:

thanks Jamie Brock,enjoyed ur article much cos i have passion 4 roses.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on February 19, 2011:

Thank you, JL... I appreciate you stopping by!

JLClose from OreGONE on February 18, 2011:

Great ideas! I love the burlap and zipper flowers. I make the rolled rosettes all the time.

DJ on February 10, 2011:

Wonderful flowers :) Graet

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on February 07, 2011:

Thank you Kimberly.. I appreciate you stopping by!

KimberlyAnn26 on February 07, 2011:

Great Hub. I love crafting and decorating. These are some great DIY ideas. I think I might need to break out my supplies and start making some t-shirts!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on February 07, 2011:

Thanks, whaturmissing.. The organza ones are so pretty and are probably the easiest to make out of them all!

whaturmissing from Canada on February 07, 2011:

These look beautiful. Can't believe that we can make them. I'll have to try the organza ones one day.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 30, 2011:

Thanks CharmTheory..I love that flutter flower shirt, too! I've been wanting to make one myself.

CharmTheory on January 30, 2011:

How fun are these projects! I can't wait to try them out, especially the flutter flower shirt. Thanks for sharing!

designsok on January 30, 2011:

Nice flowers

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 30, 2011:

Kimberlynn, Yes, I agree! The organza ones are so, so pretty and out of all of them they are probably the easiest ones to make. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Kimberlynn on January 29, 2011:

The organza flowers are beautiful.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 29, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment, pepalive!

pepalive on January 28, 2011:

very creative and appealing!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 28, 2011:

Thank you midnightbliss!

Haydee Anderson from Hermosa Beach on January 28, 2011:

lovely flower designs and they are surprisingly easy to make.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 26, 2011:

Thanks Pam, I really appreciate it!

Pam Kellogg on January 26, 2011:

What an awesome collection of tutorials on handmade flowers! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this article! I'm following you now!


Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 26, 2011:

Thanks RTalloni and KristineWrites!

KristineWrites on January 25, 2011:

SO fun!

RTalloni on January 25, 2011:

Yummy flowers!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 25, 2011:

You are welcome, Catie Liz! Thanks for reading :0)

Catie Liz on January 25, 2011:

I LOOOVE this. Thank you!!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 24, 2011:

Thank you for visiting and reading Rismayanti!

Rismayanti from Tropical Island on January 24, 2011:

Nice.. creatife idea.. thanks for share

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on January 09, 2011:

Thank you craftybegonia, I appreciate you stopping by and reading!

craftybegonia from Southwestern, United States on January 08, 2011:

Lovely hub! I love flowers. Very ingenious projects. Thanks for sharing.

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