For today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to make 3 different kinds of basic felt flowers.
All you will need is some felt and either a needle felting needle or needle and thread.
Let’s do the red spiral one first. Start by cutting out a large red circle.
Next draw a spiral in the circle and cut it out. Wrap the spiral tightly around itself so it forms a rose shape. You can vary the shape depending on how tightly you wrap.
To hold it in place either stitch on the back as you go or use a needle felting needle to stab all of the layers together. Felting needles are so useful for these kinds of flowers because it’s much quicker than stitching.
You can vary the size by making a bigger or smaller circle to begin with.
Now let’s give the yellow pointed one a try!
Begin by cutting out a heap of petal shapes in varying sizes. Also cut out a a smaller row of petals which are connected at the base. Begin with the line of petals and pinch each one in half. Stitch it or felt them in place so it makes a vein in the middle of each. This is going to be the center of the flower and give it shape.
Now starting with the large petals, lay 5 of them out so they overlap in the middle. Felt/stitch in place. Continue laying out groups of 5 petals getting smaller and smaller until it’s a full looking flower. I used around 15 petals.
Lastly roll the small middle petals into a spiral and stitch/felt them into the middle of the flower. This should cover all of the beginnings of the lower petals too.
You can see how much height the middle petal shape gives too.
And lastly let’s make the little blue one!
Start by making a small version of the yellow flower. This version only has 8 petals and they are all the same length. Then with each of the petals, fold them backwards and in half.
Stitch or felt the petals in place so they form little folds.
And there you go, a pretty little flower bud!
And there you have it, 3 cute little flowers which are ready to use as accessories or embellishments.
Let me know if you give any of them a try!