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No-Sew Fabric Flowers

This fabric flower tutorial is super easy and doesn't require getting out your needle and thread.

No-Sew Fabric Flower
No-Sew Fabric Flower
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You will not believe how truly easy it is to make these No-Sew Fabric Flowers. You can add these gorgeous DIY fabric flowers to a homemade quilt or any sewing project you see fit.

Learning how to make a fabric flower is a really great technique to have on hand and these flowers can be incorporated into a ton of different sewing projects that you might want to do in the future. Watch this sewing video tutorial to see exactly how you can make these no-sew flowers without having to grab any needles and thread!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Beginner

Materials List

  • Assorted 2" strips of fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pinking sheers (optional)
  • Pin back or alligator clip (optional)

Easy Fabric Flower Tutorial

Check out the video or follow along with the instructions below to make this super simple no-sew fabric flower that can be used in so many different ways and in combination with so many projects.

How to Make a Fabric Flower Instructions:

  1. Prepare fabric by selecting width, and if desired prep edges by pinking or folding.

    For example, when using 2" strips:

    1. A small flower will require one 2" strip, folded in half long ways (so it shows 1" in length when folded) and pressed.
    2. A medium flower will require two 2" strips, trimmed to approximately 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" wide. You can leave the edge raw or use pinking sheers to add decorative cut edges.
    3. A larger flower can use two 2" strips as is or you can use even wider strips. Again, you can leave the edge raw or use pinking sheers to add decorative cut edges.
    Tip: When making a medium or large flower, feel free to experiment with two different fabric patterns (as is shown in the second image below).

  2. With your strip, fold one short edge into a triangle shape with a point facing up, glue to secure.

  3. Hold the center and the fabric your twisting. Twist fabric 90 degrees about every 2" to 4" and, working in a spiral pattern, fold the fabric around the center, gluing every 3" to 4" or as often as necessary to secure the folds.

    Tip: Hold the glued fabric for a few seconds to secure before moving on in order to avoid pulling off hot glue.

  4. Continue until the flower is desired size. Leave approximately 1-1/2" to cover the back, trim off excess fabric.

  5. Use that strip to hide the back folds of the flower. Glue to the back to the folded flower. Add glue if needed to keep the folder flower in the shape you want.

  6. Glue pin back into place if desired.

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Gorgeous! I love how you can get creative with the petals and non-perfection is preferred.

Just about any type of fabric would be great to use to make these no sew flowers. I wonder however if burlap would be an acceptable fabric the kind that comes on a roll. The raw edges of the burlap might be charming on a fall wreath made of autumn colors. I love the no-sew idea to make these pretty flowers.

These are so cute and they don't look that difficult! I am trying to think of projects the pretty flowers could be used on. Has anyone made these and if so, how do you utilize them? I think they'd be adorable on a gift box for someone. They would also make nice 3D applique if you could secure it to a background of a wall hanging. I'm eager to try these out! Thanks for a great idea.

I have not made any yet .Have you? I want to make headbands for my grand daughter. I can see it as a brooch,on a card,on a wreath on sandals or even shoes. They can be used as a bracelet with some lace and elastic. Anywhere you can think of. This is a great project and nice video.

The video keeps stopping at the halfway mark, and won't buffer or continue to play no matter how long I wait

I have learned so many different ways to make DIY flowers, so I'm really excited to see how making fabric flowers go! This is a super helpful video!

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