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Easy Ruffle Fabric Flowers

Easy Ruffle Fabric Flowers are the perfect beginning sewing project.

easy fabric ruffle flowers

Easy Fabric Ruffle Flowers

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These fabric flowers are so fun and easy to make. I used them on my mini Bakeshop Aprons and keep finding other uses for them because they are so much fun to make.

And they’re so easy too. My 7 year old can make them and she loves it.

What You’ll Need to make Easy Ruffle Fabric Flowers:

  • Material (12 in x 3 in strip) These fabrics are from Riley Blake Designs (Love the happy colors!) You can cut your fabric longer for more ruffles
  • Thread & needle
  • Buttons or Jewels for the center
  • iron and ironing board

Step 1:

Cut a 12 x 3 inch strip from your fabric. Iron the strip folded in half the long way. Fold right sides up.

fabric flowers supplies

Step 2:
Thread your needle. Double knot at the bottom. Then sew a straight running stitch (not on the folded side)  along the strip…You can begin to pull and ruffle as you go. Don’t pull too hard or it will break your thread. Just pull slowly.sewing fabric flowers Step 4: Keep pulling the thread slowly until it wraps around into a ruffle flower shape.

ruffle fabric flowers tutorialStep 5:  Turn your flower to the back side and sew a few stitches with knots in the back (especially where the two ends of fabric meet). This will finish up your flower.
how-to make fabric flowers Step 6:
Add a jewel or a button to the center!ruffle fabric flowers fabric flowers

Then add them as an embellishment to anything you’d like! I added them to cute aprons for our Paris Bakeshop party!

We also added them onto totes with iron-on vinyl names as cute scripture bags!
Girl Scripture Bag

Easy Ruffle Fabric Flowers

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  1. I love the simplicity of these little flowers that can be made so quickly and for so many different projects including card and box making. Thank you for adding this and all the time you take to share your ideas with all of us so generously. Suzy

  2. I have tried so many times to make a flower but it never works. But thanks to you I finally found one that is cute and easy to make! Thanks so much!!!

  3. How would I attach a rubber band to the back of ruffle fabric flower to put it on a dog’s collar?

    1. You could stitch it on as you finish off the stitching of the flower or use a glue gun and attach it to the back of the flower. Instead of a regular elastic band you might want to consider a “hair elastic”. They are sturdier then a regular elastic band and will accept hot glue readily — elastics tend to not like hot glue very much 🙂

  4. Love love this pattern & sooo simple & easy to make. Thank you so much. You just made my day as I’ve been thinking what summer decor to do & an excellent topper for mason jar take home.

  5. Makes cute refrigerator magnet..just glue round magnet to back… I made several for my friend as ann apartment warming present..nice!

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  7. I am helping to make fidget lap mats to donate to dementia patients. I am not much of a seamstress but your fabric flowers are so easy & cute & really add a lot to the mats. Thank you!

  8. thank you for the crafty idea to use old buttons. I have 2 mason jars full. I remember sitting and watching my grandmother remove old buttons and zippers. She would cut up old woolen coats and make quilts. she didn’t waste a thing. God love her. Now, I am going to make flowers with my grandchildren thank you thank you thank you

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