Five Minute Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Sometimes you just need a cute little flower to embellish a fun sewing project and this one is one of my very favorite ways to make a fabric flower. I am going to be showing you how to put it on a cute bag eventually, but you can use it for anything! Here’s my quick and easy, Five Minute Fabric Flowers Tutorial:

Quick and Easy Fabric Flowers Tutorial

This is easy and involves very minimal sewing skills. You can do it!

Fabric Flowers Tutorial:

Supplies Needed:

  • Small amount of fabric
  • Hot glue
  • Small piece of felt


Plug your hot glue gun in so that it can get ready while you do the rest of this.

Cut a long strip of fabric that is about 2-3 inches wide by 32 inches long. (You can vary this depending on the size you want your flower.)


Fold the fabric in half with the right side on the outside and press it:


Run a basting stitch along the raw edge. Then begin to gather/ruffle the fabric: (Full tutorial on that here.)



Gather it quite a bit (the more you gather, the tighter and more ruffly your flower will look. Then, begin to roll the fabric in on itself. Makingfabricflowers

Every few inches use your hot glue gun and glue the fabric onto itself:


Keep rolling until it is done. Then cut out a small circle of felt and glue your flower on it. You can trim off the excess felt once your flower is glued on:



And you’re done. Pretty quick and easy right?!

These fabric flowers are so easy to make!

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  1. says

    This really doesn’t look so hard to make. That’s true, sometimes you need a fabric flower to add that little extra to the sewing project.
    Hot glue gun is a really a time saver and helps me a lot while doing the projects. I would use this little flower detail on the jacket, right above the chest pocket. Also it would looks good like a hair pin or on the pillow cases.

  2. susan says

    I can’t seem to get my fabric to gather more than 1/2 an inch or so before the thread doesn’t slide anymore and then it breaks. Any suggestions? I’m on the longest stitch on my machine. Tried several times but its a bust :(

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