Friday, March 2, 2012

Fabric Flower Friday

As I have a rather large fabric stash (and equally large stash of small pieces with no purpose) I am always looking for new things to make. I've recently gotten into fabric flowers, which are (sometimes) quick, (generally) easy, and always cute! Here is the quickest type:

(But don't sew the button on so badly...)

- Needle and Thread
- Five fabric circles (a lightweight fabric will work best. Mine were cotton and about 2" across, but you can vary the size as desired)
- A button or bead for the center

1. Fold one of the circles into quarters
2. Put a gathering stitch across the raw edge
3. Gather the edge and repeat for the other four pieces, keeping the same piece of thread going
4. Voila! Tie it off, and add a button, etc. to the center

You can vary the size and number of petals, and create a whole bouquet of these in no time!

Happy Friday!


  1. Brilliant! Thanks for the tutorial, I will have to try this.

    1. I've made other types, but this is the quickest that I've tried. It's great fun to make a cheery little bouquet of them!