Fabric Flowers


With Simplicity pattern 1601 you can sew a bouquet of beautiful fabric flowers that can be used for fashion accessories, home accents and holiday décor.


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Step 1

Flower Frame Wreath

Materials

  • Fabric flowers sewn from Simplicity Pattern 1601 in a variety of sizes and colors - we used 15 flowers total
  • 15 (fifteen) strips of coordinating 2 inches x 6 inches fabric or 2-1/2 yards of 2 inches wide ribbon

Step 2
Step 2

Starting at one corner, place and rearrange flowers until you are pleased with the result.

Step 3

Secure each flower in place with hot glue.

Step 4
Step 4

With WRONG sides together, loosely fold each fabric strip to form a loop, as shown here.

Step 5

Tuck loops in between the flowers on the outer edge of the frame to fill any gaps. Secure in place with hot glue.

Step 6

Garden Wall Hanging

Materials

  • Fabric flowers sewn from Simplicity Pattern 1601 in a variety of sizes and colors – we used 15 flowers total
  • One 20" x 40" piece of foam core or cardboard
  • 1 yard of 45" wide burlap fabric
  • Masking tape
  • 3 yards of medium or large rick rack trim
  • Purchased wooden picket fence sections (available in the floral section of your favorite craft store) – we used two 18" sections

Step 7
Step 7

Cover the foam core/cardboard base with burlap, using tape or hot glue to secure in place on the BACK of the board. Trim excess fabric as needed to reduce bulk, but leave at least 2 inches around on all sides to ensure smooth, secure wrapping.

Step 8
Step 8

Starting approximately 1-1/2 inches to 2 inches from the lower edge, hot glue the fence as shown on the RIGHT side of the wall hanging.

Step 9
Step 9

Hot glue rick rack along bottom edge of picket fence as shown - this will be the grass.

Step 10

Place flowers on burlap and fencing as desired - when you are happy with the arrangement, secure each flower in place with hot glue.

Step 11
Step 11

Create flower stems with remaining rick rack, securing in place with hot glue as you go. Take time to plan the placement, using gentle curves and changing directions as desired.

Step 12

Prop your wall hanging on a decorative ledge, or add a purchased picture hanger to the back and hang directly on the wall.

Step 13

Embroidery Hoop Art

Materials

  • 1 embroidery hoop, 15" in diameter
  • 1/4 yard of decorative fabric (we used an anime cotton print from Alexander Henry)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric flowers sewn from Simplicity Pattern 1601 in a variety of sizes and colors – we used 3 flowers total
  • 2 small tassels
  • 1-1/2 yards of 3/8" wide mini puff ball trim
  • Small decorative flowers – we used 7 total.

    Note: you can also use daisy Venice lace trim cut apart into flowers or small floral appliqués

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Step 14

Center the print on the inner embroidery hoop as desired – we recommend focusing on a central figure or motif for best results.

Step 15
Step 15

Pull the fabric taut and place the outer embroidery hoop to hold the fabric in place, being sure that the tension bar on the hoop is at the top of the picture. Trim fabric, leaving 1 inch excess all around.

Step 16
Step 16

Pull the excess fabric to the WRONG side and hot glue securely to the inside of the inner hoop.

Step 17

Tie the tassels in the tension bar and hot glue mini puff ball trim around the outside of the outer hoop as shown.

Step 18
Step 18

Glue fabric and small decorative flowers on the front of your artwork as desired – the number of flowers you will need and how they will be placed will depend on your fabric choice.

Step 19

Burlap Wreath

Materials

  • Large fabric flower sewn from Simplicity Pattern 1601 – we used view F poinsettia
  • 10" Styrofoam wreath form
  • 2-3 yards of 45" wide burlap fabric
  • Ruler
  • Marking pen or pencil
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Straight pins
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 yard of thin cord, such as 1/8" wide rattail

Step 20
Step 20

Measure and mark strips of burlap measuring 3 inches wide by 45 inches long. Cut along lines with scissors or rotary cutter. Time Saving Tip: use the Simplicity® Rotary Cutting Machine to cut even strips quickly and easily..

Step 21
Step 21

Using one strip at a time and anchoring the end to the wreath using straight pins, wrap the burlap around the wreath to cover, wrapping at an angle and overlapping edges as you go along. Once the wreath has been completely wrapped fold under the end and secure with hot glue and pins.

Step 22
Step 22

Make a double-loop bow from remaining burlap strips, folding as shown.

Step 23
Step 23

Pinch the bow at the center and tie with cord, trimming off the excess and saving for later. Clip the tails of the bow into a “V” shape as shown.

Step 24

Hot glue bow to wreath as desired. Hot glue flower over center of the bow.

Step 25

Use the remainder of the cord to form a loop for hanging.

Step 26

Burlap Stocking

Materials

  • Large fabric flower sewn from Simplicity Pattern 1601 – we used view F poinsettia
  • Simplicity Pattern 2545 – we used view D stocking, omitting the pieces for the heel and toe cap
  • 3/4 yard of 45" wide burlap fabric for stocking
  • 3/4 yard of 45" wide fabric for lining
  • 5/8 yard of 45" wide contrasting fabric for cuff
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching Thread
  • Hand sewing needle

Step 27

Cut and sew stocking according to the pattern and instructions provided in holiday stocking Simplicity pattern 2545.

Step 28

Place the flower on the top of the stocking as shown, close to the hanging loop of the stocking. Hand sew to secure.

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