How to make flowers from fabric with your own hands?

Skillful use of accessories can bring even the most simple outfit to life. Knowing this, many women try from time to time to replenish their collection of cute trinkets with new items. To do this, they do not always have to go shopping. Many decorations can be created by yourself.

For example, brooches or hairpins with floral themes look very picturesque and delicate. Therefore, needlewomen often have a question about how to make flowers from fabric with their own hands, in order to use them in the future to create jewelry. It is not difficult to comprehend the basics of this skill, and the creation of each of the masterpieces will take very little time.

About fabric

For flowers, you can use two types of materials with a dense weave of warp and weft threads:

  • rigid, able to keep their original shape for a long time, serving as a "skeleton";
  • Thin, almost transparent, creating an airy volume and giving the craft a tenderness.

Natural fabrics have recommended themselves best of all: silk, satin, cotton, linen, chiffon, velvet, cambric. But you shouldn't neglect artificial materials either. You just need to remember that the durability of the finished decoration depends on the quality of the canvas.

But elastic fabrics - knitwear, stretch, etc. - should be discarded. They are too pliable and soft, easily change shape under the influence of external conditions. Therefore, the flower created from them will turn out to be lethargic and inconspicuous.

What you need

In addition to materials, in order to make flowers from fabric with your own hands, you will need:

  • a needle,
  • threads,
  • scissors,
  • natural or artificial leather,
  • gouache, food or aniline dyes,
  • starch,
  • gelatin,
  • brushes,
  • water,
  • alcohol or vodka,
  • lighter or candle,
  • glue - purchased or homemade,
  • the basis for the craft is a hairpin, an elastic band for hair, a pin for a brooch, etc.,
  • wire,
  • cotton wool,
  • beads, beads and other types of accessories.

If necessary, you can use other available means to create various effects. It is not forbidden to peep interesting nuances from more experienced craftswomen or come up with it yourself. In the latter case, it will be very useful to observe natural flowers in natural conditions.

Homemade glue

There are many requirements for the glue used for fabric crafts. It should be transparent, quick-drying, with a composition that is gentle on dyes. In addition, it is completely unacceptable for it to leave dirty streaks.

You can find such a substance in a specialty store for various hobbies. But it is much easier and cheaper to make a paste at home. It can be flour or gelatin based.


The recipes are very simple.

  • Flour in the amount of 1 or 2 tbsp. l. mix with a small amount of water until a creamy mass is obtained, and then heat over low heat until brewing.
  • Gelatin at the rate of 1 tsp. leave half a glass of water to swell for 30-40 minutes. Then add 1 tsp to it. granulated sugar and 2 tbsp. l. flour. After thoroughly mixing all the ingredients, the mass must be brought to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly.

Do not cook the paste in large quantities. Having natural ingredients in its composition, it does not have a long shelf life. For the same reason, it is better to refrain from mixing portions of glue, cooked at different times.

The resulting substances can be used immediately after cooling to fix various elements of flowers. For example, for gluing petals to the base, working with stamens and pistils, decorating leaves and stems. They will prevent the fabric from losing its shape and will not lead to smudging of the colors.

Basic techniques

To make flowers from fabric with your own hands, you need to familiarize yourself with the basic rules and master a few simple techniques. In the future, skills can be constantly improved, finding new ways to create and decorate buds. The use of imagination will make flowers more original and close to their natural prototypes.

Any fabric should start with stiffening. To do this, you can use a hot solution of starch or gelatin. The dry material is dipped into this liquid, then wrung out, dried and ironed. As a result, the blade becomes more convenient for cutting and keeps the given shape better.

Shirring will help to give the petals a more natural look. This technique requires the use of a piece of thin but sturdy fabric. In the fold of the canvas, you need to lay the workpiece to be processed and press it with the base of your palm. With the other hand, it is necessary to pull the fabric with effort, while simultaneously turning it to the side. This process can be clearly seen in the illustration:

The edges of all parts must be processed so that they do not crumble. When using natural fabrics, paste impregnation is suitable. It is more convenient to melt synthetic fibers by holding a lighter or candle over the flame. If the flower needs to look very neat, you can sew the cuts using a zigzag stitch with minimal steps.

Ordinary cotton wool is suitable for creating pistils and stamens. Semolina, dyed in the desired - most often yellow - color helps to imitate pollen on the petals. A drop of clear glue will look like morning dew.

Master classes

In conclusion - several master classes from experienced needlewomen.

This video shows the principle of making a very simple flower. It is ideal for beginners.

A slightly more complicated and time-consuming way of making an organza rose is demonstrated in the video:

A very original idea is presented in the plot:

DIY jewelry can always be great gifts to all relatives and friends of girls, girls, women and even grandmothers. After all, hardly any of them will refuse to add a new detail to an annoying dress or jumper. And in the form of a cute hair accessory, fabric flowers are sure to delight.

Also, like any other hobby, making flowers from fabric can easily be turned into a small business of producing original jewelry. Considering the uniqueness of each of the crafts, any fashionista will be happy with such an exclusive gift. This means that the flow of customers will grow steadily.