Making Felt Flowers
with 3 simple designs!

making felt flowers

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.

making felt flowers three designs

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).


How to Make Simple Round Felt Flowers

Materials

For this project you will need:

  • Felt (I like to use two different colors, but you can use all the same or three different)
  • Scissors
  • Matching thread or embroidery floss, and needle
  • Beads or other embellishments
  • Circular templates (I use 3.5, 4 & 5 cm rounds (approximately 1.3, 1.6 & 2 inches) but you can use any size you like depending upon what size you want your flower to be)

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Assembly

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.

making felt flowers materials

You can use a cluster of round flowers like this to decorate a Christmas wreath or sew onto a jacket or top.

making felt flowers materials

I like to add a few simple leaves and usually turn them into hair-clips or brooches.

making felt flowers materials

How to Make Rosette Felt Flowers

Materials

For this project you will need:

  • Felt
  • Circle template (any size is fine, depending upon how large you want your rosette to be)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue

making felt flowers materials

Assembly

Cut a circle of felt, and cut a spiral shape into the center of the circle.

making felt flowers materials

Roll the felt starting at the outer-edge of the spiral towards the center.

making felt flowers materials

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.

making felt flowers materials

Here is the first finished rosette! So cute!

making felt flowers materials

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.

making felt flowers materials

Alternatives to consider...

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.


How to Make Felt Flowers with Petals

Materials

Making felt flowers with petals look lovely and are deceptively simple to assemble. For this project you will need:

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Matching thread or embroidery floss, and needle
  • Embellishment for the center of your flower

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Assembly

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.

making felt flowers materials

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.

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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.

making felt flowers materials

Alternatives to consider...

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.


More Fabric Flowers To Make...

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...

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