This remains one of our most popular blog posts ever! It features a VERY easy way to make a fabric flower, and we think this technique lends itself especially well to soft, velvety fabrics. Super quick, and requires NO SEWING!
3" x 30" Pink Velvet
3 Vintage Pearl Buttons
3" Felt Circle
Cut your fabric across the width, approximately 3" x 30".
This size fabric piece will produce a flower 3-4" in diameter, depending on how tightly you roll.
Fold your fabric in half lengthwise, and fold one end down at a 45 degree angle.
Make two tight turns in the fabric. This forms the center of the rose.
Now begin "rolling" your fabric as you circle around the center. By rolling, you are changing the raw edge of the fabric from top to bottom. Make about a half-turn around your rose shape each time.
Continue circling around, rolling at each half-turn. Gently cup the flower in your opposite hand as you go.
You will end up with a beautiful, cabbage-style rose!
Using your glue, attach the felt circle to the back. It is easiest to apply the glue to the back of your flower while still holding it, and then gently press it into the felt. Attach a pin back or hair clip (or both), if desired.
Finally, glue your three pearl buttons to the center for a truly vintage look. Gorgeous!!