March 21, 2011

Fabric Flower Tutorial - at last




Well awhile back many of you asked for a tutorial on how I make the flower rosettes.  I am no expert and these are not original designs but I finally put together a little video on how I was taught to make them.

I have to give fair warning.  First of all, I have never made a video tutorial nor posted a video on my blog so just keep that in mind.  You will also notice that I get a text at some point in the video, my glue gun breaks and I have a terrible time working my fingers.  You see I was looking through the camera as I made it and whenever I tried looking around the camera I ended up out of focus or even out of the frame.    But overall I think you will get the idea.  So go easy on me......


And if you can't stand my voice (or my video) than here are some photos to try and walk you through it.


Start with a strip fabric about 2 inches by 18 inches.  The smaller the rosette than the smaller the strip and vice versa.


Then fold the fabric in half.


Then fold it in half again.  How wide this beginning part of your fabric is, dictates how thick your rosette is.  I like my flowers on the thinner side.  Thus the double fold.


Then start rolling it to form a little bud which will be the center of your flower.


Once the bud is about the size of your fingernail secure it with a little hot glue.  It is important to give your flower a little glue every few folds so it doesn't come unraveled.  First you need to learn how to make these folds though.  This is where the video may be more helpful but let's try it with pictures.


Just keeping folding as you go around and around.  And don't forget to give it some glue every few folds.  
And don't worry about messing up.  You can't go wrong.


I hope you found this tutorial helpful.  And please don't hesitate to ask any questions.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

”Beach



142 comments:

Yvette said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I love rosettes but had no idea how to make them. I'm your newest follower. :)
Yvette
napualaniscloset.blogspot.com

Robin said...

I love this tutorial! I'd be so happy if you have a minute and you linked up to Wednesday's All Things Inspired! (goes up by 7:00 tonight)
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Jen Avila said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I needed a good tutorial for these. :)

Jessica said...

Oh I am so glad this tutorial is helpful! Thank you for stopping by and checking it out. Have fun crafting ladies.

AliLilly said...

OH!! I like your way! The knot I make to do mine always drives me crazy!

AliLilly said...

p.s. I'm your newest follower! :)

Robin said...

As I told you I love this! I'm featuring it on next weeks All Things Inspired! Thanks bunches for sharing!
xoxo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Anonymous said...

Found your link at Robin's All Things Heart & Home. Thanks for the video. I've been wanting to learn how to do those. =) You made it look simple. Thank you!
Velvet Walker
Velvet's Vintage

Laurel said...

Cute, cute, cute...thanks for teaching us. I've made tons of paper flowers but would love to try the fabric ones and I love that there is no sewing involved :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing. I have made these but wanted a different look, your tutorial helped me figure it out.

I saw this on All Things Heart & Home.

Jessica said...

Again, thank you for all your kind words. I am so glad it makes sense and you are going to make your own. If you find the time, please email me your creations. I would love to feature some of the projects.

And Robin - you are lovely. Thank you for your support. I am honored you would feature this project! I hope it helps a lot of people out!

Karen said...

I like how you roll the center first. It looks really nice. I am going to try it this way. Thanks for the tutorial! Saw you on Some what Simple.
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

kpmattingly said...

Thank you!! I'm hoping to try some of these soon!

radn said...

Love the step by step picture tutorial! Thank you!

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Michelle said...

What a great tutorial!! This is different from the way I make them and am always looking for new methods! Thanks! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Great tutorial! I love these ones!!

Jill @ Just dream, Jelly Bean! said...

love all the colors...the possibilities are endless! i'm always looking for new ways to make fabric flowers, so thanks for the great tutorial.

Ellie said...

This tutorial is great. I've seen a lot of them, but I actually got mine to turn out right this time. Great pictures and video.

Ellie
http://homestitched.blogspot.com

Liv said...

Aww i've been wanting to know how to do this for so long now, its so simple, i'm so excited to get started! Thank-you!

Rebecca @ the lil house that could said...

I love this! I've seen tutorials on making flowers before but never a video. I even bought some fabric to try my own and never did. Your video made it nice and clear! Maybe now I'll actually make some :)

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

Thanks...I needed a refresher! {Had seen a tutorial before, but never got around to making any...think I'll try now} :) Lisa

Candi Lynette said...

Thank you! Thank you! :)

Danielle Roy said...

Thanks! I have wanted to make these before Easter! And I am your newest follower. Love for youth stop by my place and do the same if you lie what you see! :-)

http://amomseyeview-lulu.blogspot.com

lauren said...

love this! can't wait to try it!! my daughter (5yrs old) is also VERY excited to try it. ;)
thanks for the step by step. :)

Danielle Roy said...

Hey! I did it...kinda, I think. I will link up with you, when I do a tutorial.!.!

http://amomseyeview-lulu.blogspot.com/2011/03/rosettes-for-everyone.html

Jessica said...

Thanks again everyone for checking out the tutorial and all your sweet comments.
Please post how your flowers turned out (or any other posts) in my link party -

http://cherrystreetcottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/link-party-first-ever.html

Danielle, you definitely have to share the flowers. I am so glad you made them.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

You are a fabric goddess. Wow. Great vimeo!

The textile arts still scare me a bit...I have a lot to learn.

I'd LOVE if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Party starts @ 7pm CST. Get your crafting shoes on. Hope to see you there...

Jacqueline said...

I need to make some now....cute blog I'm now following you and would love if you could link this up at my First Link Party this Friday at http://www.mysimplehomelife.com I'd appreciate it!

CAS said...

Very nice tutorial. Thank you for sharing this fun & so, so popular little accessory. I'm a new follower & hope you might follow back.
CAS

Anthony and Erin Mills said...

Thanks for doing a video tutorial on how to make these cute flowers. I've seen them all over and have fallen in love with them. I have a hard time understanding when people just post pictures of the steps. I learn much better seeing it actually being done! Thanks!

Wendy said...

Your tutorial was perfect. Thank you so much for showing us how to make these!

mary beth said...

Your tutorial was really helpful and now I'm sure I can make these...I wasn't clear before! Great job..thanks for sharing the video with us!

Lizz said...

You are too hard on yourself, the tutorial was great! I can't wait to try these (I have a scrap bag with tons of this size fabric leftovers)! Thank-you so much :)

Lizz
http://lizzhearts.blogspot.com

Ann Nyberg said...

Love these flowers and your tutorial, you should do more. From a long time broadcaster in Connecticut, your style is genuine and cute and sincere, keep it up!
Thank you, I am making these to put with real flowers bridesmaid's bouquets, so thank you VERY much.

Nan said...

Such a great tutorial! You are WAY too hard on yourself - you did a great job and your rosettes are beautiful! Thanks for showing the way!

NIcole @ Miss Mommy said...

Hi there:

Boy am I glad I found you and hit that follow button!. I actually found you through Pinterest and pinned this tutorial. I've been searching for a rosette tutorial and love this one.

I would be honoured if you visited me at my little blog Miss Mommy :)

kraftykash said...

Hi Im visiting from www.kraftykash.net Just found your video via Pinterest. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Very helpful! Thanks

Katie said...

Where do you find most of your fabric from? My biggest problem is finding all kinds of fabric with out paying a ton for it all!

M.E. Hall said...

Thank you so much for making the video tuturiol! I am now making my own flowers...they do not look as pretty as yours, but they will get there!

-Meg
http://thoughtfullysimple.blogspot.com/

kreativkäfer said...

Thank you sooo much, it´s addictive :)
Greetings from Vienna, Austria (Europe),
Andrea

Sara said...

Great job! I finally know what I was doing wrong with my fabric rosettes. Your video was very helpful! Thanks so much!

Sara
the-pink-zebra-boutique.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

NICE! Thank You so much for the little video tutorial....Now I know exactly how to make one! I can't wait to try this out! :)
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

Brittany said...

Can't wait to make one. Thank you!

sweetcaroline0405 said...

Such a great tutorial! These are my favorite fabric flowers!!! Thanks for sharing your technique with all of us!

arlene said...

Great tut! :) Have you tried putting them on onsies? I want to make some but not sure how they will hold up with washing and hot glue. Would fabric glue work?

Thanks!
(Found you via Pinterest, too and notice a lot of repinning of this! :) Yay!)

Heather said...

Thanks for this tutorial! You did a great job explaining things!

jennifer @beautiful what she does said...

thanks for this tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

Emily S said...

Thanks for posting this! It is incredibly helpful :)

Anonymous said...

Great job, you made it easy to understand.....

Cindi@Rustique Art said...

Thank you so much! I love these flowers and I've wanted to learn how to do it. Thanks to you I can now make some for my bedroom pillows. I found your blog via Pinterest, thought you might like to know that!

Blessings,
Cindi

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness...I am so overwhelmed by your sweet comments! I never thought this tutorial would reach this many people and I am so glad you are all out there making these flowers. Please share your projects with me! You all have been inspiring me with all the creative ways you use them. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I had seen others but they were not as simple as yours. This is going to be my weekend project! :) Thanks again!

Ruthie Hart said...

I am your newest follower!! I am going to use this tutorial and make them tonight!!! thanks for posting!!

Lisa McSpadden said...

Thank you so much for the helpful video!! :)

Katie said...

Thanks so much! Very helpful and I can't wait to try!

aeon said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I´ve been making some and didn´t find a tutorial for my blog readers, until I found yours.

I linked it on my blog: sewingaeon.blogspot.com

scattymam1 said...

Oh wow, this tutorial made it all so simple, thankyou. I found you through pinterest but shall be following your blog from now on. Brilliant. I love making these now x

Kim said...

Awesome, Thank you!

Kellen and Allison said...

great tutorial! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to know how to make these flowers!!!! Thank you! I can't wait to try them!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it... but how do you secure it on other fabric?? Do you sew it on or pin it on so it's reuseable?? Any suggestions?

Olivia Booska said...

I am SO excited to try this!!!!

PAM said...

Thanks so much for the video!!! I have been looking for a tutorial on how to make these roses. I am going to make a Christmas wreath with these rosettes, will send you a pic!

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

Hola! I found this amazing rosette tutorial and it has been the BEST I have ever seen. Thank you so much! I mentioned you on my blog.

http://craftmysoul.blogspot.com/2011/11/punkins.html

Ameryn Marie said...

Just gave it a try. They turned out pretty cute! Thanks for sharing with us! I might post some pictures on my blog later, I'll link up to your tutorial if I do. =)

Ameryn Marie
www.ohsonifty.blogspot.com

AllergenMenuMom said...

I'm so excited to try this. I have a lot of fabric with colors I love and patterns I don't. I think this will be the perfect use for these. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Jessica said...

For the person who asked how I attach them:

Well it depends. I either hot glue them to a metal pin or sew it directly onto fabric.

I'm sure others out there can share how they have been using and attaching them!

Thakns for checking out the tutorial and commenting!

caroline said...

Thank you for the video. I was able to make a few small ones out of ribbon material. I'm thinking fabric may be easier to work with. But for what I needed this was very helpful. Thank you!

meijo's JOY said...

You newest follower from Malaysia - love Pc

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking your time and making this video, it was very helpful. Your flowers are very pretty. checked out the headband too, love it.

Silvia said...

Hi
Thanks for this tutorial and for the video: they're so helpful for me!
I linked it here on my blog
http://laraccoltadisilvia.blogspot.com/2011/11/le-spille-rosellina.html
S.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I used your video to make rosettes for my last two projects and linked back here. Thanks again! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinterest-thursday-rosette-headband.html

~amy~ said...

thanks for sharing!

Limon Yeşili said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it's been very helpful ♥

Jennifer @ PigskinsandPigtails said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I used it to create this snowman wreath:

http://www.pigskinsandpigtails.com/2011/11/snowman-wreath

Anonymous said...

You did a great job explaining!! Thanks!!

sandy's crafty bits said...
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sandy's crafty bits said...

wow jessica thank you so much for that ... I love hand made anything lol ... and your flowers are really super ... you make it look so easy I must have a go ... happy crafting and love sandy xx
oops sorry deleted the above post because I wanted to say I have put your blog address on the do-craft forum for a clever crafter to see coz she loves making flowers

AndiMac said...

I featured your tutorial on my blog. Your post is so great! http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/12/flower-power.html

Jackie M said...

Your video was so helpful! My 4 year old daughter and I watched it twice just to make sure we got everything right. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tutorial. will use it for embellishments for my children's designs.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much!

kristine said...

Thanks for sharing! I knew these must be easy to make and figured I would just play around until I figured it out, but now that I found you tutorial I can go straight to making cute flowers! I have to say that my whole family got a kick out of the fact that your voice sounds so much like mine!! :)

Ms.G said...

Thank you. Your video made me giggle! It was perfect!!!
Amy

Susan said...

That was great!! Thanks so much!...your video was fine! :)
soon you'll be a video TUT aficionado!!
Thanks again,
Susan

TabithaLuster said...

SO HELPFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH :0)

Amber H. said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome blog post!! I'm not the crafy type AT ALL, and this was super easy thanks to your video :D

B'sue Boutiques Jewelry Supplies said...

this is a fabulous tut! I LOVE PINTEREST....have been finding some great stuff there, this tut is among the fab stuff I found JUST this morning! In fact.....I'm off to blog about it! We do alot of mixed media resin/patina/paint/metal/collage at bsueboutiques.com but I personally am always intrigued w the mixed media stuff that throws some fiber/fabric in. I can't wait to share this blog post!

stregajewellry said...

This is a great tutorial! I had seen another one by someone else and tried the flowers but they did not come out looking like flowers! You have done a fine job of expaining and showing and making this look so simple! Thank you!!!! I'm off to try my hand at this.

maranza said...

This is great. I love these rosettes - I want to make several out of really bright and vibrant fabric and then tack several together in a random fashion to make a runner for my kitchen table. I think it would be really cute. We'll see...

Amy said...

I just wanted to say thanks so much for the great tutorial. The video helped a LOT. They are so cute and looked so complicated, but I really think I can handle it. :) Thanks again!

pipbmommy said...

great Thank You helps alot wanted to make some for a head band but looked complicated but with your video it shoud be easer thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! This tutorial is super easy to follow and do!! :)

laura gibbs said...

Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us.
I linked to it in my blog. http://everydayartdesign.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

You made this look easy . . . think I will have to try! Thank you!

Stacie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm actually going to try this today. I've made a dress for my daughter and a matching shirt for me for Easter. I'm putting an appliqué to put on her dress out of a yellow fabric and then making a tie out of the same fabric for my son (well,a friend is doing that for me) and felt that I needed a little something too and making a little flower pin for my shirt is perfect. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to put a link from your blog to my blog once I'm all finished.

Anonymous said...

Very cool!! thanks for sharring, cant wait to make some!

Anna Baria said...

I love your tutorial, it;s the easiest one to understand (and believe me, I think I've tried them ALL!!!)...but....what am I doing wrong??? Whenever I try to make one I just get a small round ball, I don't get a nice flat, petally flower.
I used a strip that was 20" long and I've ended up with a 1.5" wide ball that looks awful :-(

Anna Baria said...

I love your tutorial, it;s the easiest one to understand (and believe me, I think I've tried them ALL!!!)...but....what am I doing wrong??? Whenever I try to make one I just get a small round ball, I don't get a nice flat, petally flower.
I used a strip that was 20" long and I've ended up with a 1.5" wide ball that looks awful :-(

Jessica said...

Well thanks Anna! I hope I am able to help. Are you gluing as you twist and wrap the fabric around? That may help it stay flat. Also, don't pull it too tight, that may make it condense into a ball. Or you can cut out a circle of fleece and start the beginning roll step as usual and then immediately glue it to the center of the fleece circle and then continue with your twisting and wrapping using the circle to keep it flat. I would even glue it down occasionally to the circle as you go. I always feel like I am doing a terrible job describing this but I hope something works. Good luck!

Anna Baria said...

Thanks Jessica, I'll give that a go tomorrow and let you know :-)

Beja said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and going the extra mile to do a photo AND video tutorial!!!! I linked up because I found it so helpful. I made some rosettes for a grapevine wreath for my porch.

Here's the link:
http://howdyhoney.blogspot.com/2012/04/front-porch-decor-give-it-punch-in-4.html

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU! I finally get it! You explain it a LOT better then others have. Thanks a million!!!

Denise Donnelly said...

Found you on pintrest!!! Soooooo Excited that you shared this tutorial - thank you soooo much my little ones will soon be jewellery x

Waseem said...

Great job....you make it easy to follow...like the tutorial.


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craftymomma28 said...

Great Job!! Now I can do them :) Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the toutorial. I want to find out how you could make a larger flowers???Increase the length or the width of the ribbon???Please advice.

Many Thanks.
Elly

Mari said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I made them out of satin ribbon to put on a wedding garter. They are so pretty! :-)

soil said...

so beautifuuuull :)

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Sally said...

Your tutorial is awesome!! I've tried making these, but didn't ever secure with hot glue - - great tip!! Thanks so much for making this, I am going to go and gather some fabric!!

realguada said...

ah! that's a lovely tutorial and love the voice too ;)

send flowers pakistan said...

I think it would be really cute idea to decorate your surroundings with this kind of creation because they are cheap to make and looks adorable .thanks for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking your time to make the video.I appreciate it.

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Thank you!

Grace Wilson said...

This is great! I see many fabric flowers in my future! <3 This tutorial looks like you cut up my bed sheets for my dorm room and made flowers! :D

Grace Wilson said...

This is great! I see many fabric flowers in my future! <3 This tutorial looks like you cut up my bed sheets for my dorm room and made flowers! :D

Lubaina Darugar said...

hi, liked your tutorial. and also want some help and guidance with velvet flowers made from velvet cloth as we don't get velvet ribbons over here.. need to make assignment urgently. waiting for Ur reply. thanks

Lori Thompson said...

GREAT video clip! Super easy to follow. Thank you!!

Sugar Glitz said...

Thank you for creating this video! Easy to follow-can't wait to try :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, Thanks so much for taking time to share this tutorial about rosettes. I wonder if you can tell me you best technique for securing them to barrettes or hand bands. Thanks!

Neyna Naya said...

Thanks So much, i love these flower, and, thanks u for Your tutorial, i wanna try :)

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florist said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It was very nice and helpful

Pat C. said...

Thank you for your excellent tutorial! I've unsuccessfully tried to make rolled rosettes, following other tutorials, but I think that yours just might be The One!! xoxo

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What a great tutorial and the flowers are super cute!! i have to make myself some of these!! Just found your blog and love it
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Anonymous said...

I love it! I am using your tutorial to make my wedding bouquet!! <3

Ashley said...

Super and pretty easy! Can't wait to try and add to my felt flower bouquets!

Katie - Something to be Foud said...

Hi! This was such a great tutorial! And kudos to you for doing a video -- you did great!

I am doing a post on my blog about making some differnt types of flowers and wanted to reference your blog as a place to see a video on how to do it. Hope that's ok! My post will go live sometime next week.

Thanks,
Katie
www.SomethingToBeFound.com

Fabric Warehouse said...

Such a really nice and great informative post and It's really helpful with us for fabric!!
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Teresa Galiazzo said...

Of all the Pinterest examples and instructions your tutorial is by far the best! Loved it! I'm a public speaking teacher and just finished demonstration speeches and wished I had shown your video as a quick easy example of how to do something! Keep posting videos. You are a natural��

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your idea in making rosetts so pretty its a big help for me making a headband for my girls.more power. God bless.

D said...

Thank you so much for making this tutorial! I found it very easy to follow, and the video was a great addition to the pictures. Your voice is lovely as well, really kind, I'm so thankful you shared your advice with us :)

BRITTANY said...

Thank you for this great tutorial! Here's a little something I made with it :)
http://bebealamodedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-rosette-headband.html

Cari Domínguez said...

Thank you for this tutorial¡¡¡

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