Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ruffled Flowers

Ruffled flowers are my all-time favorite thing to make right now.  Not only are they really cute and fun to make, but they are so easy!  And you can use them to pretty-up so many items, like headbands, skirts, tops and necklaces.  I've seen these all over the crafty blog world, and once I tried them, I was hooked!

If you haven't seen these before, here are the simple step-by-step instructions.  I guarantee that once you make one, you'll make many, many more.

The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies.  You'll need some fabric scraps, scissors, pen, needle, thread and the items you want to use to create your circles.

Start by using your items to trace circles on your fabric.  I like to do a 3-layer flower.  I used the bowl for my largest circle, the top of the cup for my medium sized circle and the bottom of the cup for my smallest circle.  Cut the circles out of the fabric.

Next, you'll take each of your circles and fold them in half three times, then cut a small part of the tip off.  Each of your fabric circles will then have a small hole in the center.

Using the needle and thread, use a simple stitch to go around the opening in the center of your fabric.  Once you get all the way around, pull the thread tight and tie it off to gather the fabric.  Do the same for your other fabric circles.

Layer your fabric circles and stitch them together.  I like to add a button to the center for embellishment.

I made a few of these, because I'm feeling very patriotic this summer.  I think I'll use them to pretty-up a headband and plain white skirt I have.  What will you pretty-up with yours?


  1. They look great and wow, so easy to make!

  2. Meghan, I love how easy they are and how cute they turn out to be! So many possibilities!

  3. Cute, and yes, they look very easy to make!

  4. Hey kimberly, question. How do you keep the fabric from freying?

  5. Cortney, to keep my fabric from fraying I use a variety of methods. Most of the time I will trim the edges with pinking shears, do a zig zag stitch along the edge of the fabric or iron some lightweight interfacing onto the back of my fabric. I sometimes use Fray Check, but it has a slight odor to it. Hope that helps!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Love these!!!