Here’s what you’ll need..

  • Scissors
  • Sewing Thread
  • Sewing Needle
  • Fabric (or whatever you plan to make your flowers out of…)
  • Buttons

Step 1: Cut your fabric into strips. I rarely measure anything, but my strips were approximately 1.5 to 2 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches long.

Step 2: Sew along one edge of your fabric. Make your stitches long and far apart.

Step 3: When you have sewn along the entire length of fabric, pull on the end of your thread and scrunch the fabric.

Step 4: When the flower is scrunched to your liking, sew the two inner edges of the fabric together.

Step 5: Now sew along the edges of the fabric to create a seam. Do this on the BACK of the fabric… the side that will not show

Step 6: Turn your flower right side up and adjust it as necessary.

Step 7: I like layering my flowers. If you’d like to try this, just make a second flower, but be sure to make your fabric strip thinner and shorter in length than what you used with your first flower. Once you’ve created the second smaller flower, layer it on top of your first flower and then sew a button onto the center. I like to fray the edges of the fabric to give it a more homemade feeling. All of the flowers below were created using fabric, except for the dark brown flower, which was made with wired satin ribbon.