I was playing around with some material to make an easy fabric flower that is a little more refined-- less carnation and more rose.
I used the same technique as these flowers created with circles, with one change-- I used a petaled flower, instead of just a plain ol' circle. I think it especially looks nice for larger flowers (those larger than 2 inches in diameter).
Make a flower pattern. Draw a 5 petal flower on paper to use as a pattern. As you can tell by my lack of drawing skills, the flower does not need to be perfect... yay!
Choose a fabric. I used a variety of muslin and cotton fabrics. If you use a printed material, make sure both sides of the fabric are presentable. Cut out your fabric using the flower pattern.
These flowers are around 2.5 inches in diameter
Fold your flower in half. Make sure that the petals are staggered. Then fold it in half again. It should sorta/kinda resemble a slice of pie
Step 5Keep adding those folded flowers until you have 8 "pie shapes" stitched together. If you'd like it to be fuller, continue to add more folded flowers. I found that the larger the diameter of the flower, the more petals you will need.
Again, as you can see, the drawn flower does not need to be perfect.
Okay, that's it, I'm done with fabric flowers tutorials... I promise! Hope you're having a great weekend!