Fancy Flowers Tutorial

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I love making new hair accessories for my girls, and occasionally for myself.  I don’t really wear flowers in my hair because I feel a little juvenile, but these might be the exception for me.  These look like they are really hard to make, but really it’s just the opposite.  ANYONE could make these fancy flowers.  Seriously!

Let’s get started and I’ll show you what I mean.

Supplies:

*Poly Satin fabric
*Lighter
*Scissors
*Hot glue gun

First, you need to cut a strip of fabric.  It doesn’t need to be perfectly straight, in fact I think it works out better when it’s not straight.  POST EDIT  The fabric strip size is about 58 inches by 3 1/2-4 inches.  (If you just take a piece of fabric straight from the bolt, it is folded in half.  The length of the fabric once it is un-folded is the 58 inches.)

Next, you will fold the fabric in half.  I then sew a basting stitch down the entire strip.  If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could also do this by hand and just sew a running stitch.

Once it’s sewed, you are going to cut scallops.  These don’t need to be perfect either.  It is nice to get varying sizes and curve shapes to add to the texture of the flower.

This next part is the most fun.  You take your lighter and seal off all the edges of the scallops.  If you just run the flame along the edges, it will seal it and make the scallop curl a little giving it a more “petal like” look.

Once your edges are all sealed, you will need to gather the fabric.  You do this by pulling the fabric along one of your threads moving the gathering along the fabric as you go.  When it looks the way you would like it to look, just make sure all of your gathering is consistent along the entire strip.

I started wrapping my gathered strip in a circle so that it began to form the flower.  Once the flower was formed, that is when I secured it.  I tried doing both the hot glue way and hand sewing it.  Both ways turn out nice, so you can’t go wrong. All you do is, after your flower is formed, hot glue the bottom to a piece of felt.  I put the clip on the flower at the same time and it seemed to work well.

I attached the clip a little differently on this flower.  Both ways work fine.
When the felt is glued, I clip the felt into a circle which makes it look a little nicer.
And ta-da!  You finished!  These would be so fun to wear on a necklace, in your hair, on a lapel, anything!  I love that they are so inexpensive but have a real “fancy flowers” look to them.
It is so fun that they can be customized to any color you want!  Plus you can make a ton since they are really inexpensive and easy to make!  Bonus.
I hope you have some fun making these yourself!  Also, this week is the Point of View reveal, so be sure to check back on Friday so that you can link up your fun Summer/ Vacation projects!
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36 Responses to “Fancy Flowers Tutorial”


Those are lovely! I thought I had seen just about every tutorial for making flowers, but I was wrong. I will be trying these for sure. They look like real flowers- so cute!

hiitsjilly
May 23, 2012 Reply

These are beautiful! So classy! I’ll have to try these out. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Tiffany
May 23, 2012 Reply

I saw this on pinterest, so simple and cute. My fav kinda project.

They’re so pretty Jonie! Love them.
xoxo

odetoinspiration
May 23, 2012 Reply

Oh my goodness… last week I had made the traditional burning edge flower (with the layer of circles).. and the other day a random thought came to mind.. I wondered if anyone has every done the same technique but with scalloped edges instead! I never got around to doing a search but came across your flowers today at a linky party…. boy was I excited to see them! I really wouldn’t have known how to exactly go about it so your tutorial came at a perfect timing!! Your flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing them with us:)

So so lovely!

Michelle
May 24, 2012 Reply

These are as clever as they are adorable!!! Love how they came out! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
Hope you have a great week!
Michelle
http://www.delicateconstruction.com

Brandi
May 24, 2012 Reply

So pretty! You did such a beautiful job!

Landeelu
May 24, 2012 Reply

I LOVE these flowers! They almost make me want to break out the sewing machine! Great job.

Lynn Osborne
May 25, 2012 Reply

Beautiful!!! How long and wide is the original strip?

Beautiful! I have a ton of satin that is just sitting in my drawer, begging to be made into these!

Cassandra
May 25, 2012 Reply

Gorgeous!!! I want to try this over the weekend… it looks so easy 🙂
Thanks for sharing!

sodapopper
May 26, 2012 Reply

What a fun tutorial! The fabric says satin, but what is the fiber?
I’m assuming polyester, due to the width.

Rita in Kansas
May 27, 2012 Reply

These are beautiful,thank you for sharing.

Susan Studio Arts
May 27, 2012 Reply

Great job! They are very beautiful.

mcvay4
May 28, 2012 Reply

What is I wanted to use cotton fabric? Also, can u explain a little more about how u wrapped the fabric in a circle to get the flower? Thank u!

Stephanie
May 28, 2012 Reply

Wow! Those are so lovely!! I have to try this for my toddler’s headbands.

LOVE love love! And Ive never seen anything like these! I have a headband crafting party today, I know what I’ll be making, thank you so much for sharing this!

Kailie

http://www.kbreit.blogspot.com

Liz
May 31, 2012 Reply

Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I LOVE to wear flowers in my hair and now I can make them myself! Liz

Emily
May 31, 2012 Reply

These are beautiful! Stopping by from ucreate.

Gaba Diseños
June 1, 2012 Reply

Geniaal! Muchas Gracias!
Besitos!
Gaba♥

saraq
June 2, 2012 Reply

Jonie, that wonderful work! lovely flowers <3
thanks for the tutorial, i’ve published the link for my friends on my blog: magliamagia.blogspot.it
xxx
Sara

These are so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial!

Epesse
June 3, 2012 Reply

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you very much for sharing.

Meg Stoco
June 12, 2012 Reply

WOW very beautiful!

Natalie
June 12, 2012 Reply

Wow these look fantastic, can’t wait to have a go at some 🙂

Lana
June 13, 2012 Reply

These are wonderful! I’m helping my sister do pew decorations for her wedding and these just might work. To make them a bigger flower, would I just make the strip longer, wider, or both?

Thanks for sharing!

monique mitchell
July 11, 2012 Reply

Can you please explain about gathering and rolling it? Mine was too tight and looked nothing close to this. Any help appreciated.

Awesome tut… LoVE!!!

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