Making felt flowers has become a bit of an addiction of mine recently as they look fabulous but are actually really quick and easy to make!
On this page I'll show you how you can make three simple designs in a matter of minutes. Fabulous for last minute homemade baby gifts, decorating the home or transforming an outfit.
They're so easy to alter with various beads and other embellishments, and as felt comes in such an array of beautiful colors the possibilities are endless.
I particularly like making felt flowers as new-baby gifts for girls, usually attaching to a simple hair clip or band. You can also make them into brooches by attaching a pin to the back (just hot-glue a flap of felt through a safety pin if you don't have a brooch attachment).
For this project you will need:
Making felt flowers with this simple round design takes only a few minutes.
Lay your three felt circles on top of each other (smallest on top), and sew together with a simple stitch.
If you want to add any beads or embellishments you can sew them on at this stage, or otherwise leave the flower as is with just the central cross stitch.
You can use a cluster of round flowers like this to decorate a Christmas wreath or sew onto a jacket or top.
I like to add a few simple leaves and usually turn them into hair-clips or brooches.
For this project you will need:
Cut a circle of felt, and cut a spiral shape into the center of the circle.
Roll the felt starting at the outer-edge of the spiral towards the center.
When you get to the center you'll notice that you have a perfect little "flap" of felt that will cover the bottom of your rosette. Place a small blob of hot glue over the base of your rosette and fold down the flap to secure the flower in place.
Here is the first finished rosette! So cute!
I like to make a cluster of rosettes of different sizes and then hot glue them down onto some green leaves. They can then be used as part of a hair band or clip, or to dress up an outfit as a brooch.
You can cut the felt circle and spiral using crimping scissors or with a wavy or scalloped edge to make a more textured rosette. These also look really beautiful and are worth experimenting with.
Making felt flowers with petals look lovely and are deceptively simple to assemble. For this project you will need:
Firstly you'll need to cut out a rectangular strip of felt and then shape it so that it has an odd number of "petals" cut into it.
Sew a simple running stitch along the base of the petals.
Pull the thread tight so that the petals start to bunch up into a circle. Complete the circle by stitching the final petal to the first petal so that you secure your flower in place.
At this stage you can finish off your flower by sewing a bead or other embellishment in the center. You could even just use a small circle of matching felt.
I've shown just the simplest petal-design here just to demonstrate the basics of how to assemble a multi-petal flower out of felt but you can do much more! Make several flowers of varying petal size and layer them to make a larger flower. Or make several with varying petal number (eg 3, 5, 7) and then layer them to make a larger flower.
Making felt flowers or other fabric flowers is addictive! Check out the links to other fabric flower tutorials below if you want to make more...