How To Make Folded Felt Flowers

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. And scroll down to get your free template, it will make it even easier!

How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


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!

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. 

How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.

Simple to make but a beautiful DIY decoration for all occasions.


Supplies Needed:


  • felt scraps
  • scissors, needle, thread
  • your free template (available in the subscriber-resource library for all newsletter subscribers - join the free newsletter here!)

How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.



Your FREE Template:


4 designs, each in 3 sizes. Free template is available in the Free RESOURCE library to all AppleGreen Cottage newsletter subscribers.


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Folded Felt Flower Tutorial:


1)Using your template, choose one of the 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.
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


And here's a video slide-show for a little sewing trick that makes my hand-stitching even easier. Always! Check it out here:

2) Let's get back to this tutorial: now take a second piece/petal. 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.
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.



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.)
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.



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:
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.



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:
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


6) When done, pull the needle through to the back side of the flower.
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


7) By now, you've made this. Time to add a few green leaves!
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.



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!
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


9) Enjoy your work! And make more of these little cuties, off course!
How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.
Here's your folded felt flower. Isn't it beautiful?


BONUS TIP:

Instead of attaching the last, central flower petal, you can add a finishing touch using a small pompom, or another soft item (whatever strikes your fancy actually), like this:

How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.

The folded flower will be a bit smaller and this little trick is welcome when you need to get some additional variation.

How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.



How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


I hope you'll enjoy making them. For me, it was a fun break from regular sewing projects! 

How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


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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How to make DIY felt flowers with free templates in 3 sizes and 4 designs. A simple yet adorable decoration for all occasions! Throw a few of them in a cute little fabric bin and you get a great DIY gift for your friends. Make cute gift toppers, or even gorgeous wedding decoration on a budget.


If you like, you can also check out my first post on felt flowers. It's about rolled flowers, the easiest felt flower decor you can possibly imagine! Here is my Rolled Felt Flowers Tutorial.


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4 comments:

  1. Great tutorial and love your flowers!

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  2. These are so pretty! I've seen similar flowers made with hot glue, but for whatever reason I never see them actually sewn! :) Lisa

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  3. Hello Damjana,

    Thank you very much for your great tutorial. I think the flowers are totally awesome. :)

    Have a great spring weekend and greetings the Nähbegeisterte

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