It is Spring in Florida and the flowers are starting to bloom. If you are still dealing with old man winter, make some of these colorful fabric flower embellishments to brighten your world!
Fabric flowers can be used on headbands, attached to a pin for a fun brooch or added to a quilt for some 3D effects. Make a bunch attached to floral stems and put in a vase for a perky permanent bouquet.
- Fabric scraps large enough for your chosen flower petals. Chose two colors for each petal. For my flowers the scraps were 5” square
- Heat and Bond Ultra (heavy weight) fusible
- Button or gem for flower center
- Fabric glue
- Flower SVG that has different size petals. You can download my Blooming Flowers for free here! Blooming Flowers
Maxx Air Settings
Force = 130, Speed = 200, Passes = 2, Blade Offset = .25, Blade Height = 25
- Cut out fabric squares large enough for your chosen petal size. You will need two squares for each petal. Mix up the colors for a fun funky look.
- Cut one 5” square of the Heat and Bond Ultra for every petal.
- Fuse the Heat and Bond Ultra to the wrong side of one fabric square per petal.
- Peel off the paper backing and lay another fabric square over the first one wrong side down. Fuse. Your fabric square should have the right sides (the pretty sides) showing on each side.
- Adhere to a very sticky mat, you don’t want the fabric to move around when cutting.
- Insert your fabric blade and cut out the petals.
- Stack up the petals, offsetting each one slightly to get a full look to your flower.
- Sew a button in the center through all layers. Or just glue a gem in the center.
- Cup the flower in your hand to curl up the petals to shape them. You can curl or scrunch up any petals to give the flower a more 3D appearance.
- Glue the leaves to the back of the flower with fabric glue.
Now you have some pretty fabric flowers to use as a cute embellishment. Something bright and cheery to chase away any winter blues!