Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY Fabric Flowers

I have recently worked on quite a few crafty projects for an upcoming wedding. One of these crafty projects was to make some fabric flowers for corsages and boutonnieres.

Here's how you can make your very own fabric flowers.

Supplies you will need:

  • silk chiffon or silk organza fabric
  • needle and matching thread
  • fabric scissors
  • candle or lighter
Step 1

Pick out and purchase the fabric you will be using. I purchased 2 yards of this lovely peachy organza from my local discount fabric store.

Step 2

Layer up the fabric and cut out circles is varying sizes. I was making fairly smaller blooms so I cut 3 sizes in small, medium and large.

Step 3

Use a candle or lighter to slightly singe the edges of the cut fabric circles. I recommend using the candle, it is much easier and has a more stable flame (as long as you are not in a windy room).

The singed circles should curl up a bit and look like real flower petals

Step 4

Fold, roll and sew the circles together to create the perfect shape. I found inspiration photos online of different garden roses for my blooms.

Here are two more bigger blooms I made last week


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love this last rose on the left- so much like the real thing, can't wait to try making it.

  2. How lovely! I never would've thought to singe the edges. What a neat trick!