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Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fabric flowers are so much fun to make. You will love our Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial. It is easy and the results are beautiful!


Hello, my name is Rebeca from Clips N Things. Welcome to The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
Today I will be showing you a Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial.

All of the materials I used are from The Ribbon Retreat.

Here is a list of the items I used:

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fabric in the Zoe for Studio E Fabrics line, color is Raspberry Weave (I used a piece 9 “ x 9”)
Tulle in Fuchsia
Petite Lace Headband (Off-White)
2 Felt circles ( 1 ¼”)
Hot Glue Gun
Paper Pattern (instructions below)
Scissors

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

First step is to make the pattern for each petal, so that you get uniform petals.
Look at the pictures and match to the directions.

Cut a square 3” x 3” out of scrap paper.
Fold the bottom half up and then fold the left half to the right side.
Fold the bottom right corner to the top left corner to make a triangle.
Fold the left corner over to the right side.
Cut a curve halfway.
Unfold the cut flap and continue the semi-circle.
Snip the bottom corner. (This is so you can grip the fabric through the pattern).

When you unfold it, the pattern should look like this!!
This will yield a finished flower 3” wide.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Cut 9 pieces 3” x 3” each of fabric and tulle. The tulle can all be cut together since it is more forgiving.

I suggest cutting max of 2 pieces of fabric at the same time. Fold each square in half and then insert into the pattern folded in half. Hold the fabric in the middle and cut around the pattern.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

When you are done you should have 9 pieces of tulle and 9 pieces of fabric in the shape of a flower.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Here you have a choice whether to make each petal right side out or right side in. In the picture with the 2 finished flowers, you can see the difference (which is not much at all). The center petal stays open, so it’s up to you if you’d rather see more of the front or back of the fabric.

Whatever you decide, add a layer of your tulle flower then add a drop of glue to the middle of the back of the fabric (if you are making each petal right side facing in, then you would add the glue to the front of the fabric).

Fold the petal in half, add another drop of glue to the bottom middle then fold the petal over again to a heart shape. It is important in this step to only add a drop of glue in the middle. This will keep your petals open and your flower fuller.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Take a 1 1/4″ felt circle and attach 4 petals. This is what it should look like when you are done. Make sure the fold of each “heart” petal is facing the same way.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Repeat step 5 with the next 4 petals, but make sure you apply these petals alternating over the first layer.
This is what you should have.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Add a glob of glue in the middle.

Take your last petal, stick your finger in the middle and stick it straight in to the glob of glue. Be careful not to burn your finger. You could use a pen or a crochet needle instead of your finger.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This is what your finished flower will look like!!!

The flower on the left is made with the front side of the fabric facing in, while the flower on the right is made with the front side of the fabric facing out. This is what I was explaining earlier, and as you can see it doesn’t really make a difference. I thought it might, so I tried it out.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

To attach this flower to the headband, I put glue on a felt circle and put the seam of the headband onto the glue.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Apply glue to the headband and attach to the felt circle on the back of the mesh flower.
Make sure to line it up with felt circle.

Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial - Add to a clip, headband, etc. Easy and cute! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This is what your flower will look like when it is on a headband.

Thank you for letting me guide you through this tutorial. I hope the paper pattern part made sense.

You could also attach your flower to a clip to use by itself or so that you can change up the headband it is attached to. You can change the size of the flower by adjusting the pattern. You can also use silk fabric, but it will fray unless you seal the edges. Be sure to check out my facebook page to see my creations at www.facebook.com/ClipsNThings.

I look forward to teaching you in the future. Happy crafting!!!


Thank you Rebeca for this wonderful Fabric Mesh Flower Tutorial!

These flowers are so cute and super easy to make. You can use satin as well. The tulle gives it a fun shabby chic look that totally adds to the fraying edges of the fabric.

Check out our awesome selection of fabric to make your own beautiful fabric mesh flowers. As well as our other supplies. And have fun!

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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2 Comments

  1. InkBlotMom, Kim
    Posted December 28, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I always wanted to know how to make these! Thanks so much for sharing! They are lovely!!

  2. Posted January 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Using felt is also a great way to apply this tutorial! 😀 Thank you for sharing!

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