How To Make a Fabric Flower Version 1

How To Make a Fabric Flower Version 1 - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}This is a really fun flower that can be worn by baby girls, Women, and everyone in between.
I really love this flower!

The fabric I used for this flower is Pink Python from the  Urban Angel Collection.  I’ve used this type of flower on the Jack N Jill Hat and on a mod podge headband from the Headband Holder post.  I’ve wanted to show you how to do this for a while, but I’m just getting around to it. 🙂


Fabric (1/8 yard or scraps)
Single Prong Clip
2 Felt Circles
Hot Glue Gun
For this flower I used one size of circle for both layers.  You can use a bigger circle for your base if you’d like.  (I’d make it 1/2″ to 1″ bigger).

First decide how big you want your flower to be.  Find a circle pattern the size you want your flower.  Cut 8 circles out.

I made my flower 3″ wide.

Fold your first circle in half.

Then in half again.

And again.

Take some scissors and round the edge like you would if you were making a heart.

This is what it should look like.

Now open it up and you have a little flower petal.  Do this to all 8 circles.
To get your flower petal to fray and wrinkle up like this, roll it around in your hand and really rough it up.  Repeat this process with all 8 of your petals.

You will need to fold each petal and glue it to a felt circle.  I’m using a pre-cut circle from The Ribbon Retreat in Flannel Grey.

Take a petal and fold it in half twice.  Put a dab of glue in the fold to hold it in place.

Glue the folded petal to the felt circle, putting the corner in the center.

Continue gluing the petals onto your felt circle.

For my second level put my petals over the seam.  (Shown above).

Continue gluing the second layer petals on.

How To Make a Fabric Flower Version 1 - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}When you are done with the second level, put a button in the center of the flower.  I used a button from my Flirtation Button Jar.

To glue my clip onto the back I put hot glue on the inside of the TOP prong of my clip.  (It looks like the bottom because I’m holding it upside down to put the glue on).

I put a felt circle over the glue.

I put some more glue on my felt circle that is attached to the flower.

Then I put the top of the clip over the glue.  The top prong of the clip is sandwiched between two felt circles.  This is just another way to glue a clip to a bow or flower.

How To Make a Fabric Flower Version 1 - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}Take one more second to admire your pretty flower and then go put in in someone’s hair!
The great thing about using fabric is you can make this flower WHATEVER size you want!
Make tiny ones for a newborn or pigtails, make a huge one with different sized layers for a purse, or make a medium one for your own hair or a brooch.
I bet you could think of a million ways to use this flower!

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  1. Staci
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing how to make this flower clip. This will make great gifts for all of my nieces. =)

  2. Deb
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I am SO excited to use this method of making the flower petals! I have been making them by just cutting out a flower pattern I have, and your petal shape is EXACTLY the same shape I cut out flat! This is going to make my flower petals so much easier and faster to cut not to mention much more even. I use organza and silk and its a slippery fabric to trace and the disappearing ink never quite disappears.
    Thank you so much!

  3. Allison Knudsen
    Posted August 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I just made one! It turned out adorable!! Thank you for sharing. It’s so much fun to do new kinds of hair flowers.

  4. Laura Martinez
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to make one right now!!! Perfect timing for back to school! Keep posting tutorials!!

  5. debbie
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I loved making this flower,I tried some with denium and lace,very cute,my grandaughters loved them. Thanks so much for sharing. I have been trying to find directions for a flower clip called scrappy or raggie fabric clip can you tell me were i might find .Thank You

  6. Grace
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Hey! This is a very simple flower that is darling when finished! I made a pink and white polka dot flower! It is adorable!

  7. Livicia
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Love it.,,,,,,,,,,,THANKS

  8. Patricia
    Posted September 3, 2011 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Excited to try it out, sounds so exciting. Thanks for Sharing your way

  9. Isa
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I just now made this flower n I loved it…THANX!!

  10. Celia aguilar
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I really love this tutorials is just perfect for a beginner like me. thanks a lot.

  11. Posted October 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Welll… Who knew that such a pretty brooch could be so easy to make? 🙂
    I am more excited about the ‘Handmade and Homemade’ Christmas gift rules this year.
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely blog-make.
    Lella xx

    Posted January 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink


  13. Natalie
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Love this bow!! It was so easy to make and so cute!! Can’t to wait to make more for my baby girl!!

  14. Janice
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    I can not wait to make some of these flowers to put on to my grand daughters new hair clips, tutu’s etc….Getting so excited for her to finally arrive! Can’t wait to meet her…Paisley Ann Jenkins…<3 Grandma Jenkins

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

      Aw so much fun! There is nothing better than preparing for a new grandbaby! I bet all of her accessories will be so cute thanks to Grandma! Thanks for your comment. – Shirley 🙂

  15. Ana
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Its Beautifull. I’m going to make it for my friend kid

  16. georgina
    Posted March 25, 2015 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    I lov this flower its so easy to make u can use any type of fabric giving different types of texture i have manY like this andbi just lov your tutorials so easybto follow thank u.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Georgina! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am so glad you love our tutorials and find them easy to follow! I hope you have so much fun creating these fun flowers and all of our other projects! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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