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Making a Folded Fabric Flower

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A great way to use up material scraps is to fashion a new pin, or use your flowers to decorate all kinds of crafts. This is a guide about making a folded fabric flower.


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July 13, 2015

This cute fabric flower is made from folded fabric circles and is a great way to use of fabric scraps.


  • fabric
  • embroidery floss
  • sewing needle
  • button
  • felt
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • pin back
  • circle template (3 inch)


  1. Create a 3" circle template out of cardboard. Use the template to trace 5 circles onto the fabric. Then cut out the circles.
  2. Fold the fabric circle in half, then in half again. Finger press the folds.
  3. Divide a length of embroidery floss into a 3 strand piece, then thread it onto the needle. Knot the end, then do a running stitch along the curved edge of the fabric, as shown below. Then gently gather the fabric towards the knotted end.
  4. Repeat until you have all 5 petals strung onto the thread.
  5. Scoot the petals away from the knotted end so that you have a length of thread to tie at that end. Bring the two ends of the thread together, bunching the petals up. Tie off the ends of the thread.
  6. Cut a small circle of felt and hot glue it to the back of the flower.
  7. Now use embroidery floss to sew the button into the center of the flower.
  8. Glue a pin back onto the flower. Enjoy your new accessory!
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February 16, 20161 found this helpful

These pretty flowers can be customized out of whatever fabric scraps you may have on hand.. Learn how to make them in this short video.

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