Spring is here, let's talk flowers! Last time, I showed you how to make rolled felt flowers. Today, it's a new tutorial, this time for folded felt flowers. So easy, and so soft! They give an amazing structure to any of your decorations, they are light and perfect for attaching to little bins and boxes. All you need is a few scraps of felt, my free template and several minutes of your time. Check them out, I am sure you'll want to make your own spring flowers too.
And scroll down to get your free template, it will make it even easier!
If you are able to cut a few circular forms out of a soft sheet of felt (using a free template), fold them once or twice, and use a needle and thread to make them stay folded, you're ready to make these felt flowers within minutes. Easy and quick!
Simple to make but a beautiful DIY decoration for all occasions.
- felt scraps
- scissors, needle, thread
- your free template
Your FREE Template:
Yep, free for everybody. 4 designs, each in 3 sizes. You can get it on Craftsy, where I post all my PDF patterns (the majority are free), if you click here:
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Folded Felt Flower Tutorial:
1)Using your template, choose one of teh 4 designs, and one of the 3 sizes. Then cut out 6 pieces - the same size and design.
Start sewing at the middle of one of the pieces. You'll use this one as the base.
2) Take a second piece. Fold it in half - twice, first in half, and then again in half - so you get it stacked into a quarter. Pull the needle through the middle part, catching all layers. It can be just a few milimeters away from the very center of the folded petal.
3) Pull the thread through and attach it to the base. (In the photo, I'm pressing the scissors against it, just to show you how to position the petal.)
4) Take the next 'petal' piece, fold it in half - twice again, and stitch to the base, just next to the one that's already there. An image is better than words:
5) Repeat until you have sewn four pieces to the base piece. So you've got four pieces sewn, and the last, fifth petal piece comes to the central part of the flower: fold it again and attach to the center of the flower. It should be easy:
6) When done, pull the needle through to the back side of the flower.
7) By now, you've made this. Time to add a few green leaves!
8) I just placed three leaf-form pieces of felt below the bottom of the felt flower and stitched them to the base. Doesn't get any easier than that! For a more elegant, wavy and three-dimensional effect on leaves, check out my first felt flowers tutorial - here. Still easy!
9) Enjoy your work! And make more of these little cuties, off course!
Here's your folded felt flower. Isn't it beautiful?
Instead of attaching the last, central flower petal, you can opt to add a finishing touch using a small pompom, or another soft item (whatever strikes your fancy actually), like this:
The folded flower will be a bit smaller and this little trick is welcome when you need to get some additional variation.
I hope you'll enjoy making them. For me, it was a fun break from regular sewing projects!
They will look gorgeous as gift toppers! You can even combine them with real flowers in a bouquet, they will add that special unique touch to your table arrangement. Have you ever thought of putting them on a string and using them as flower mobiles? A great idea for nursery rooms!
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If you like, you can also check out my first post on felt flowers. It's about rolled flowers, and I loved making them too:
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