Fabric Flowers- Always in Bloom

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April showers bring May flowers but these fabric flowers will forever be in bloom!

Create these amazing fabric flowers from keepsake items like tee shirts, special occasion dresses, onesies and more. Learn how on The Sewing Loft.

Fabric Flowers


Fabric Flowers from Tee Shirts | The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

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  • Outgrown clothing
  • spray starch
  • twigs/branches


  • hot glue gun
  • sewing machine or needle & thread

Basic Instructions:

  1. To create your flower, cut clothing into 14″ strips long x 4″ wide; spray with spray starch and iron for added stiffness.  Fold strip in half to create a 2″ wide strip by 14″  long. 
  2. Straight stitch along the folded edge. *Note: this step can be done by hand or machine, consider using a contrast color thread.
  3. With a long basting straight stitch; start at the folded edge; stitch along the length of strip edge, curving back to end at the corner.  You will notice that it creates a half a half-moon shape.  Leave the threads long at each end. Trim excess fabric away.  Pull the top thread of your basting stitch to create gathers.
  4. Apply hot glue to the top of your twig and attach your flower fabric.  Twist and turn the twig applying glue as needed.  Tuck the tail of flower at the base of bud/twig.
  5. If you with like to attach a leave, cut a leave shape on fold; glue in place, wrapping around the twig.


Easy Fabric Flowers | The Sewing Loft


I think these look great when grouped together.

Tee Shirt Flowers via thesewingloftblog.com

Here are a few ideas on how to use them:

  • Create a keepsake from your child’s favorite clothes. 
  • Use vintage sheets to create an amazing flower girl bouquet.  This would be perfect for an outdoor wedding or maybe used for the rehearsal dinner for the flower girl.
  • Take that wedding dress out of the box and create a wonderful bouquet.  Scary to cut into I know, but just think of what an amazing keepsake they will create. Anniversary, a child’s birth, Christening or any special day!

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I created these fabric flowers for the May 2012 issue of Green Child Magazine.


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  1. Oh, it’s awesome and beautiful, thanks for the idea !
    But will I dare to cut my weeding gown (and it is dark red, perfect for roses bouquet) ? I’m definitely not sure …

  2. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing! I really need to try this one!

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