Double layer 6 Petal Flower

Double Layer 6 Petal Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This flower is a lot like the Kanzashi flower.  I did a tutorial on how to use the Kanzashi Flower Maker.  If you’d like to view that tutorial click on the link.

This tutorial is for those of you who like to do things on your own!
The nice thing about making the flower this way is that you can make the flower any size, and layer it if you want to.


Needle and Thread
Sewing Machine

For this flower I used  Brown Dots from Wanna Be A Cowboy 2 (Pink) by Riley Blake.
It’s on sale by the way!  Check out the Clearance Fabrics, there are some SWEET deals on amazing fabrics!
I also used Ivory fabric by Bella Solids.
By button came from my Flirtation Button Jar.

I used a CD as a pattern for my big flower petals.  A CD is about 4 1/2″ so my base flower will be 4″ in diameter.
Whatever size you choose for your circle your flower will be about an 1/2″ smaller when it’s finished.

For my smaller flower I traced a circle I had that was 3 1/2″.
You want your smaller flower to be about 1″ smaller than the big flower.

Here are my circles after I cut them out.   I needed 3 of each circle because this is going to be a 6 petal flower.  One circle will be two petals.

After you have your circles cut out, cut each one in half.

Now that they are all cut it’s time to head over to the sewing machine.

Fold one of your half circles in half again with right sides together.

Sew the edges together.  Don’t forget to backstitch.

When you are done with the first petal grab another petal sew it together.  No need to cut the thread each time.  Make a chain of petals to save time.

After you have sewn all your petals cut all the threads.

Now you can turn them right side out.

Here are all my petals turned right side out.

Take your first petal and stitch along the bottom with your needle and thread.
Double the thread and tie a knot at the bottom. Make sure you have plenty of length.
I always start at the seam of each petal so all my seams are on one side.

Don’t cut the thread after each petal.  Continue stitching along the bottom of each one stringing them together.

When you have stitched all 6 of the petals together connect the first and the last petal.
Gather the flower tight by pulling on the thread.
Take the needle through the flower a few times until it feels secure.

Bring the needle back through the center of the base flower.
Then begin to stitch the smaller flower together.
You should still be using your same needle and thread.  Don’t cut it.

When you pull the thread tight your layered flower will be in the center.
Connect the flower together just as you did the first flower.  Secure it as needed.

Double Layer 6 Petal Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I used my same needle and thread to sew on a button.

All done!  With a small amount of practice you can really whip these babies up in no time!

These flowers are so versatile.  You can make them any size with as many petals as you want.  They can be a hair accessory, Christmas tree ornament, decoration, brooch, I even used this flower to make a crib mobile for my daughter.
I hope you love this flower as much as I do!

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  1. Lanae
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I love this! Very cute and easy!

  2. Laurie
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting such cute ideas! I have made three flowers now and personally find it easier to do each flower on their own thread and then attach them, but my crafting skills are not up to par with yours so that could be why.

    • Cherie
      Posted January 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Your welcome Laurie! That is totally fine to do each one with their own thread! To each their own! I do all kinds of things “weird” or different than most people.

  3. Rachel Wilson
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    OMG!! I love this flower. It is SOOO easy, yet it looks really affective.
    I love your tuts. They explain things in simple & easy to understand language. And the pics make it so easy to follow 😀 😀 😀

  4. Gisel
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Very Easy. Thank.

  5. Posted February 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Very cute! I’m going to have to try this the next time I make a pillowcase dress. Great way to use up scraps, and I’m sure it’d be super cute to have a matching flower! 🙂

  6. Lauren Kramer
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    cute!!!!!! i could never be able to do anything thing like that!!!!!!! but i guess ill try!

  7. ashley rosas
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    tried it but dirent come out right o well i aint given up yet for give my spelliing i am a teen 🙂 <3 to mke ribbons

  8. Monique
    Posted June 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! Do you backstitch on each petal or just keep going? Thanks!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi Monique! Thank you for your question. I would backstitch each petal just to make sure the corner is nice and secure. I hope this helps. Thanks for being a fabulous reader! 🙂

  9. Lisa
    Posted February 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I love these thanks for sharing I make the layette gowns and I made one and added and the customer loved it….

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 11, 2015 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lisa! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun flower and that your customer loved your creation! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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