Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rag Flowers

I LOVE how these cute fun Rag Flowers turned out!!!

My daughter is finally getting some I needed smaller flowers to go on her here they are.  They are so so simple too!

I used quilting Fabric it seems to fray the best.

I cut out 5 squares each a little smaller than the one before and then I rounded off the corners to create my circles.  I don't have a fancy anything to cut circles so I found that to be the easiest way for me.

I then just made slits every half inch in toward the center which created the petals. Don't go all the way to the center you want to leave about an 1 circle area in the center that is not cut so when you wash the layers they will stay together.

Next soak the layers in water and help to fray them with your hands just a little.

Throw them in the dryer until they are dry this will continue to fray them and create the rolling on the edges

Once they are dry stack the layers largest on the bottom smallest on the top.

You will have to decide on your center now.  On one of them I used a button and the other I didn't use anything.  The button flattens the flower slightly giving it a different look.  it all depends on what you like!

Next sew all the layers together...without the center.

Next as shown in this picture pinch the flower together on the bottom center and sew with your needle to hold the pinch together.  This will make your flower much more full.

If you are using a center item turn your flower over now and place in the top center and continue to sew it on.  Once it is all sewn on you can put and alligator clip on it or use a safety pin if you want to wear it on your clothes!!!


  1. I love your flowers. So adorable!!

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