How To Make A Fabric Flower Version 2

How To Make A Fabric Flower Version 2 - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}This fabric flower is very similar to Fabric Flower Version 1.  Take a look real quick if you missed it. The fabric I used is Seafoam Seaweed Wrap from the Sanctuary collection by Michael Miller.

Hot Glue Gun
Felt Circle

For the version 1 flower I scalloped the edges.  I made this flower with plain circles.  Scalloped edges still look cute on this flower, I just wanted to show you a different look.

Version 1 flower has 8 petals and a button center.  Version 2 has 9 petals and no button.  It’s crazy that it can have such a different look with only one more petal huh?

I cut a circle pattern out of construction paper and put it on top of folded fabric.  The circle for this flower is 2 1/4″ in diameter.

My fabric was folded three times to get this many circles.  I know there are more than 9, I actually made two flowers.  🙂

Fold each circle in half and put a dab of hot glue on the center of the fold.

Fold the circle in half again over the glue.

Glue the folded petals to a felt circle.  Make two layers of four petals.

Glue the ninth petal in the center and fluff the flower up a bit.

How To Make A Fabric Flower Version 2 - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
There you have it!  Another fun fabric flower that is so easy to do!

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  1. Posted September 8, 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Cute! I love those flowers. So much fun to make!

  2. Michelle Robson
    Posted September 8, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    I just can’t say enough how much I love this blog!!!

    • Cherie
      Posted September 8, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

      Thanks Michelle!

  3. Jessica M.
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! I love this 🙂

  4. kozette walker
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Permalink


  5. Kathy Hula
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I love this blog!! And Ribbon Retreat has such great stuff!

  6. helena
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    How do I keep the fabric from fraying around the edges?

    • Cherie
      Posted September 21, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

      You could use Fray Check, but this flower is kinda supposed to have a little fray.

  7. Kristie Mize
    Posted September 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    OMG I am in love with the Ribbon Retreat and all of these cool bow ideas. Can you marry a blog. LOL Anyways amazingly awesome bows. Kudos

  8. Jennifer W.
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Have you ever used these to sew onto a tank or tee? If so, how did you do it? LOVE the fabric on here…I must have missed the memo that TRR had fabric. :o) I’m in so much trouble now!!

  9. Celia aguilar
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I really love all this ideas, it is just perfect for a beginner like me.
    thanks a lot.

  10. zamira jaller
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    dios mio estoy encantada gracias x compartir ojala pudiera ver mas de todo lo q tienes

  11. Marilu
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Great instructions. May I suggest two tips: when working with hot glue, use a damp sponge, so you don’t burn your fingers. The other tip, when frayng your fabric,try to use the blue part of the flame, that is the lower one, you won’t burn your fabric! Just some tips that have Belén helpful for me. TY

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 26, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      Thanks Marilu! 🙂

  12. Kt
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Love this and simple instructions to follow.

  13. lynn
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    what type fabric is best to use for this type of flower? I used some I had around the house but layed down to much.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lynn! Most fabrics should work well for this type of flower. The kind of fabric in the tutorial is 100% cotton. What type of fabric were you trying to use? – Shirley 🙂

  14. debbie
    Posted June 22, 2012 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial. I just made a flower in aqua fine corduroy and it worked a treat! It was super easy and quick. I hand stitched it instead of glue as I have sewn it on a dress and expect it to be able to be washed. 🙂

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

      That sounds gorgeous Debbie! So glad you loved it! – Shirley 🙂

  15. Tanisha
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    love it. great idea to use up fabric.

  16. Betty Adams
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    they are both what I was looking for version 2 where it stands up I bought a silky one in zebra print and pink tule now that I found your pattern It looks so simple and easy to understand thanks

  17. Laura
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been making these for two days now! Thanks so much for the easy to follow directions. I couldn’t figure out whether to fold the “right” side of the fabric out or into the fold, but after assembling quite a few, I think they look best with the “right” side folded inside. SO cute! Thanks again!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Laura! Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad your flowers worked! You are awesome!!!

  18. Paula potts
    Posted January 14, 2016 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Cute! I love those flowers

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

      Hi Paula! Thank you so much! Have a great day. Michelle 🙂

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