Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How to make Fabric Rosettes

Lindsay & I were challenged last week to come up with a craft that
college girls would want to do with us.
So after careful consideration, we decided on these fabric rosettes!!

They're fun and easy to make, so I thought I would explain how we made them, in case you're interested in making some too :)

Here are a few things you can do with them...
Add color to a bag.

Add personality to picture frames.
I use this chalkboard for grocery lists and memory versus.

Dress up a sweater.

Or use them in your hair.
I put this one on a head band for my daughter.

So here is how you make them...

1. Cut a 1 inch strip of fabric, 1 yard long.

2. Fold one end of the fabric in half (so that the pretty side is on the outside)
& hot glue it together.

3. Roll the folded end 10 times & use another dot of glue to hold it in place.
You've created the center.
It should look like this.

4. Begin to turn the material over itself while twisting it around your center, hot gluing every so often to keep it in place.

Keep the fabric folded as you go, so that the pretty side is all that you see.
Don't stress over making it perfect. Some loops will be bigger than others.

Fight the urge to make your twists too tight. Instead of rolling the fabric, you're really just making nice soft folds.

5. When you near the end of the material, you can either...
Fold it to the back and glue it down.
Or...Glue a piece of felt on the back. Make sure the felt is smaller than the flower so that you can't see it. You can then add a safety pin, a hair clip, etc.

You can add a pearl or button to the middle if you have one on hand.
I've also seen them used on necklaces, wreaths, little earrings, etc.
There's so many possibilities, I may need to get some more fabric!

Momma Hens Coop


  1. Thanks for sharing this--I love these and am always looking for easy flowers to meake. You could put these anywhere!

  2. rosettes are so fun! The possibilities are endless.

  3. I love rosettes! I can never get enough of them! Love all of yours and the different ways you used them!

  4. Rosettes are so cute and versatile. Thanks for the tutorial!


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