How to Make a Bouquet of Felt Roses

Don't want to send others real flowers? Want some creative ideas? How about you make felt flowers? We will show you how to make felt roses today! They can be the best gifts for your friends. It is also a perfect choice to place them in a vase at your home. They aren't worse than real flowers. If you want to make flowers, one common material you think of may be felt because it is easy to work with and comes in a rainbow of colors. To make felt flowers is desirable for many people since they can be attached to many things around you. Now let's see how to make felt roses to change your home!

Steps

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    Cut patterns
    • These patterns need to be connected. The left two patterns are end pieces and the next one is center piece;
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    Cut out the blank space and tape three patterns together measuring 3"*25". Cut out the right pattern for leaf;
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    Take four pipe cleaners, string a bead at the top;
    • Bend the top end and twist it to secure the bead. Twist the remaining long pipe cleaners together.
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    Make pistil
    • Cut out a small square cloth and lay the pipe cleaners with bead at the center of it;
    • Wrap the bead with cloth and tie around the bead to secure it;
    • Sew the rest of cloth around the pipe cleaners;
    • Cut out felt for petal by cutting the pattern into half.
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    Make petal
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    Cut out felt for leaf;
    • Sew blanket stitch with three strands of threads along the edge of the petal's flat side;
    • Mark seam allowance along the curve edge;
    • Sew running stitch with two strands of threads along the seam allowance.
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    Roll a flower
    • Pull the thread tightly to gather the edge when you finish the running stitch measuring 8"to 9" and knot the ends;
    • Sew running stitch along the edges and middle line of leaf, tighten the thread a little to make the leaf more lifelike;
    • Sew one end of petal on the fabric covered pipe cleaners, start to roll;
    • Secure the flower while you're rolling and make every circle slightly slower than the front one to shape naturally. Knot the end when you get a flower shape.
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    Add leaf
    • Take a long strip of cloth and sew one end to conceal the bottom of the flower for good looking;
    • Start to wrap the cloth around the long pipe cleaners with an angle;
    • Pin leaf as the picture shows when you roll a length.
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    Continue to wrap by wrapping the leaf stem and secure it;
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    Secure the cloth with the pipe cleaners by stitching with a certain interval;
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    Wrap the end a few circles and secure;
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    Repeat the whole step to make other flowers in different colors.

Things You'll Need

  • Felt
  • Cotton cloths
  • Beads
  • Sewing threads
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pin
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Wash soluble pen
  • Paper


Article Info

Categories: Flower Arranging and Floral Art