Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Torn Fabric Flower Tutorial

Last week I shared a tutorial with you on how to create some super cute flower embellishments using scraps of ribbon. This week I want to show you how to create some equally cute flowers using torn fabric strips:

These are SUPER easy to make! To begin tear a piece of fabric 1 1/4" wide x 18" long, making sure that at least one of the edges of the fabric is frayed. Cut a 1 1/2" circle out of a piece of similar colored cardstock. Cover the circle with adhesive...I used "Terrifically Tacky Tape":

Start wrapping the fabric around the circle, beginning on the outer edge and working inward, "ruffling" the fabric strip as you go:

Your "flower" will look like this when you reach the end of the strip:

To create the center of the flower I grasped the shank on the back of a white textured button and then rubbed the button front on a CTMH sunflower ink pad:

Set the button aside to allow the ink to dry for a few minutes. Once the ink had dried, cut the shank off of the back of the button and attach the button to the center of the flower using a liquid adhesive. (I used Liquid Glass from CTMH).

To create the leaves, use pinking shears to cut 2 pieces of green felt in the shape of leaves:

Gather the "leaves" at the base and stitch together to hold in place:

Apply liquid adhesive to the back of the flower, attach the leaves, and set aside to dry. Here's what your finished flower will look like:

Stay tuned...later this week I'll share another project tutorial with you to show you what these darling flowers can be attached to!!

Happy Scrappin'!!


  1. Another cute flower! Thanks for the tute!

  2. Becky,
    These are SO cute! I will have to try this!

  3. Becky... this flower is tooo cute and easy enough that even I can do it!! Thanks for the how to!!

    barb :)


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