How to Make Affordable Felt Flower Embellishments
Earlier this winter I was working on some little headbands that I could wear out in the cold. I’m usually sporting a pony tail or a bun so hats aren’t my friends, but I love a good warm headband.
After putting together the simple headbands I decided that it would be cute to dress them up a little bit just for fun so I started making these little Felt Flower embellishments for them. They are really simple to make and only take about 10 minutes. Plus they are inexpensive to make since I made them out of felt. You could use these to decorate a host of sewing projects or maybe some other kind of decorative piece around your home, the possibilities are endless! Here’s how I made them.
Felt Flower Embellishments
What You Need:
- Regular Felt (not the stiff kind)
- Needle and Thread
Start by cutting a shape out of felt that looks like this. Flat on the bottom and rounded edges around the top. The size will depend on how large you want the finished product to be. The flowers I made for my headbands are about 2 inches across so each petal is about 1 inch long.
Use that first piece as a pattern to cut out 6 total petals.
Thread your needle and tie a knot at the other end of the thread. Fold one of the petals in half and hold it between your fingers like you can see in the image above.
Take another petal and do the same, right next to the first petal. Use your needle and thread to sew a few whip stitches to keep them together.
Continue this with each of the petal pieces until they are all sewn together.
Use your fingers to connect the 2 end petals and create a circle.
Use one or two stitches on the back of the flower to connect these two petals together.
Find a matching or contrasting button and add it right to the middle of the flower. Knot the thread once the button is secure and cut off any excess.
That’s all there is to it! Now you can sew or glue your flower onto anything you like and you have a cute little embellishment. One piece of felt (which costs around $0.20) can make at least 5 flowers, depending on the size you make them. I found these cute little wooden buttons on Amazon for around $2 with free shipping so it costs about $0.06 to make each flower.