Friday, March 6, 2015

Free Pattern - Fabric Flowers to Make from Scraps


Easy to Make Fabric Flowers


Fabric flowers have long been used to decorate hats and bags or for boutonnieres for the tuxedo lapel. Indeed, the realism of some of the silk flowers available today will astonish you. No longer are we confined to carry fragile, just picked flowers in wedding bouquets that wilt before that lucky catch at the end of the evening.

Today's download has instructions to make a fabric flower for every month of the year. Using leftover bits of fabric you can make these as whimsical or realistic as you choose. Pictured above we have made an aster on the left from scraps of 3 layers each of two shades of blue dotted Swiss and  pale pink chiffon. The Chrysanthemum on the right is made of 10 layers of the same pale pink chiffon.




I used a spool of thread to trace the circles onto the scraps of fabric for the aster using tailors chalk.




I found this flower pattern in a 1940's embroidery transfer envelope. The directions are pretty straightforward and I was able to make a flower in just a few minutes.  Download the instructions HERE and get busy making pretty flowers for your Easter bonnet. Prints on two 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper.

6 comments:

  1. These are lovely flowers, and they look easy, too!

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  2. Beautiful - and easy! Love how simple to make they are.

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  3. Thank you for the post, I love making fabric flowers!

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  4. Fabric flowers are a favorite of mine to add a bit of dash to a lapel or headband. Sometimes when I make the Chrysanthemum type I add in a layer or two made of the super fine polyester lining fabric. Just love all the ways to get more mileage out of fabric scraps. :)

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  5. I love fabric flowers! What a fun craft idea!

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