Frayed Flower

You'll need a strip of fabric, needle and thread, scissors, button and a pin back (can also use a large safety pin).

Pick out some fabric you like which frays really easy. Depending upon how big and thick you want your flower, cut a strip of the fabric. Mine is 1 inch wide and 44 inches long. If you want your flower smaller, don't cut it as long or as wide.

Fold over one end and secure it with a stitch.
Flip it over and start a running stitch along the bottom of the strip of fabric.

When you've reached the end of your strip, pull the thread so the fabric bunches up.

Shape the fabric into a flower.

Secure all the layers by stitching through each and securing on the back.

Next, stitch the button in the center.

After the button is secure, stitch on your pin back or safety pin.

WAA LAH! Super easy peasy frayed flower pin.
Experiment with the look by adding dangling pieces of lace, fabric, beads, chain or ribbon.
Now, go make one!

53 comments:

June said...

Great tutorial--I've been curious as to how these frayed flowers develop and now I know. I love that button you used in your demo flower. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions.

Esther Sunday said...

L-O-V-E IT!

crafty carolinagirl said...

Very pretty! I love the fabric you used.

Sarah said...

I love this! Thanks for the tut, I'll be making one soon.

Fernanda said...

Greetings from Portugal, Maize.
Even if am not a crafty woman I enjoy your blog a lot; it was great to read how to do the frayed flower.
Cheers!

Lucky Bear said...

Great tutorial, sweet flower! This is just what I need to add to a bag I've just made. Perfect.
Thanks so much for sharing. I am now going to check out the rest of your blog - sounds like some cool ideas.

Thanks, from Lucy in England.

Carla said...

Such an adorable flower. I just saw these in a vintage craft book, and I was going to try one. Your tut. is WAY more clear then the book. I make purses, and these will be such great little embellishments. Thanks so much for the great tut! Hopefully I'll have one to share on my blog!

Sandra said...

I have finally made one - ANd I'm sure - I'll made bunch of them in future!
GREAT IDEA AND TUTORIAL!

moozy_moozy_pie said...

Lovely tute Maize

Thanx a lot

lorrwill said...

So glad I found this.
Need flower fast! This should fit the bill perfectly.

lorrwill said...

I'm only a couple of years late but I made one!
http://lorrwill.blogspot.com/2009/03/st-pattys-day-pin.html

Will be making more. This is awesome. Thanks so much for posting this (and still having it accessible!)

Kelli said...

I was making a flower out of my daughter's Easter dress material so I could have something matching without actually matching her and your flower was what I was envisioning--only you took the "Now how do I get from my brain to real flower" step out and made it easy on me! THANKS!!

Robin said...

I'm now obsessed with these flowers, made 5 this weekend. Great mother's day gifts for my sisters.

Little Things said...

that is cute thanks for the tute!

.:: Ita ::. said...

Great tips,thanks!
Can't wait to make a bunch of those cute flowers..

sarita said...

oh! make one - attach it to a handmade card - and the recipient has the pin to take off of the card!!
or just make it and permanently attach the flower! thanks for this tutorial

Jennifer said...

This is adorable, I think I'm going to try to put these on some little girls hair clips

Nancy Sabina said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I just read it, and went and made one in about 10 minutes! I sewed mine onto a hair band so that my daughter can wear it around her bun to her first ballet class today. Thanks for taking the time to share this!

Mendana said...

I know this is a super old post, but I just found it and made a patriotic flower to wear today. Thanks for the idea! I am now scheming to make these for my wedding this fall.

Shanda said...

thanks for sharing this. It's so cute! I am hoping to copy an anthropologie necklace with this idea.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'll be making some soon!
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Tierra said...

Thanks for such an easy tutorial and so cute. Love it.

I am featuring it (on the 5th) among some other fabric flower tutorials on my blog.

Tierra
pebblesandpoppys.blogspot.com

Laryssa Herbert said...

Thanks so much for showing how you did that! I really like it.

LollyChops said...

Awesome tutorial Maize! I cannot wait to give these a try too!

More HUGS!

Bead Up said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I am going to host a "Girls Night" at my house and feature this craft!! :)

Court said...

Thanks so much for the simple tut. I made three this morning to wear on a head band to our family Easter Celebration this afternoon. It was so simple and they turned out darling.
I am going to post about it on my blog and will reference your tutorial. Thanks again!
Happy Easter!
Courtney@ frog2fab.blogspot.com

Elysa said...

love this! I'm experimenting with different patterns for fabric patterns, going to try your next! :)

Jen said...

I just made my first flower! I used ribbon instead of fabric because that's what I had on hand. You're right, it's totally easy! Thanks for the tutorial.

Alison said...

I love this! I featured this idea on my blog today, highlighting 3 dozen flower tutorials. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/04/wednesdays-wowzers-3-dozen-flower.html

THANKS!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I first saw these in Green Craft and just made something using your tutorial. Your instructions were easy to follow!

http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2010/05/192-wreath.html

Kas said...

LOVE IT!

Clarisse A said...

This is wonderful! I was surfing for wedding flower ideas and bulletin board decor ideas when I found this. My 3rd grade students did this on their own and posted their own frayed flower our bulletin board! It was easy to follow.

Thanks for sharing!

http://www.squidoo.com/fabric-flower-diy-tutorials

Charlie said...

This one is fun! I'll have to try it. thanks for sharing.

Fancy Creations said...

Looking for flowers - I Stumbled on your blog, I'm really impressed with your craft.Such an easy flower. I'm off to make one right now for a top for my little girls. Ta

Trista said...

awesome tutorial. I have been on the lookout for the best flower making tutorial and I think I just found it. By the way, what part of Montana are you from?? I live in Lewistown, right in the middle of the state. Don't you just love it here, there is no where I would rather live!!!

The Paisley Abbey said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. I just made my first purse and added a flower made from your directions. I posted pictures and a link to your blog. (http://www.thepaisleyabbey.com/2010/07/i-made-my-first-purse.html)
:)
Courtney
ThePaisleyAbbey.com
ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com

Stacey said...

Great tutorial! And love your site! If you don't mind, I've linked to your tutorial in my "spring wreath tutorial." Thanks! :)

Jocelyn and Jason said...

Thank you so much! I just made it and it's adorable and exactly what I've been looking for!

zafran said...

Very pretty! I love the fabric you used.i really impress thank,s for nice sharing.Send Flowers Pakistan

Shelly said...

thanks for the tutorial :)
i linked it to my blog
www.shellyorvis.blogspot.com

bhaith said...

Thanks for the reminder, I had made this flower before but did not remember how. Thanks so much.

mandiegirl said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks! I just made one. :)

Amazing Flower said...

nice of you for sharing this tutorial.

Love from Singapore Florist

phasejumper said...

Thank you for this! I made one and linked to you!

Jill said...

Thank you for such a great tutorial! I've had several friends ask how to make this kind of flower, and I always send them to your tutorial. I featured it today on my blog http://madeitonmonday.blogspot.com/2011/02/flower-power.html

rebekah said...

Looooove this!! Beautiful!

I'm having a fabric flower frenzy and cannot wait to use this tutorial!

I linked to you on my blog!
http://justfordaisy.blogspot.com/2011/03/fabulous-fabric-flower-tutorials.html

Thanks

Ginger said...

Hi! Love your tutorial! It's fantastic. I linked you up to my blog today.

Thanks!

Ginger

http://literallyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/03/try-tute-tuesday-fabric-flowers_22.html

Summer said...

I did make one and linked ya on my blog!
Thanks for the awesomeness!

http://www.mamalotus.com/2011/06/wednesday-reveal-pillow-case-dress.html

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh!!! I've seen these flowers everywhere and would have never guessed how easy they are to make! Awesome instructions!! Can't wait to try it!! Thank you so much!
Lisa

Beaut said...

Just Beautiful,
what a class idea.

Thanks for sharing.
Beaut

Rockabilly Clothing

Pink Gingham Girl said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I just did it with a beige knit fabric, it looks great! :)

Oh Sew Nice said...

I LOVE the flower tutorial. I just made my first two for my daughter's shirts. They really dressed up their outfits. I posted some pictures and linked you to my blog. Thank you!

http://ohsewnice.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-skirts-and-frayed-flower.html

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