Well, I do, all the time. I recently was perusing Etsy and came across some adorable felt flowers. I was enamored, so cute! Think of their many uses! Then I looked at the price: $30! Forget that, I’m going to make them myself!
Felt Flower Tutorial
Start with a sheet of felt, whatever color you prefer.
I should warn you ahead of time, yes that is a cutting board, and yes those are my pajamas, and yes I’m sitting cross-legged on the couch on a Saturday morning. Some of the best crafting takes place in these conditions!
Now, cut a scalloped strip out of the felt. I used a pen to mark the tops of my bumps so that they would be relatively even. I spaced them about an inch or so apart.
Then, grab a needle and some thread of the same/approximate color as your felt.
Tie a knot at the end of the thread, and start making relatively big stitches starting on one side of the scalloped felt, like this:
You’ll notice as you start to pull the thread through, the felt starts to fold up on itself and will begin to curl.
Pull it tight, and secure the ends together. So pretty!
But we’re not done! Well, you could be. It would be very pretty as a flower by itself, but you could also keep going!
Grab the felt and cut out another, smaller scalloped strip.
Stitch through the base like we did the original flower, and sew together the ends.
Good! Now tack the smaller flower into the center of the larger flower. I chose to then cut a tiny little circle for the very center of the flower, and stitch in place. Then you’re done!
So cute! You can tack it on anything now. Put it on a purse, sew it to a headband, lots of possibilities! I like to tack it to a safety pin so I can move it all around. Also you can have fun and do different shades for the different layers of the flower. The possibilities are endless!