Tutorial: Fabric and Felt Rosettes

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a girls’ night at our apartment. Thanks to the crafting know-how of my good friends Leigh and Natalie we made these:

I’ve had a few requests from ladies who couldn’t be there to post a how-to. I snapped some pictures last night to help clarify the steps, but this is seriously the easiest tutorial ever! This is the perfect craft for the under-confident crafter, plus it’s a great way to put your fabric scrap collection to good use!

Fabric Rosettes

1. Gather your supplies. Here’s what you will need:

  • felt scrap
  • large fabric scrap
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

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2. Once you’ve assembled the cast of characters, start by cutting a small circle out of the felt. This will be the base for your rosette – so cut a circle about the size that you want your finished rosette to be.

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3. Next cut out a bunch of circles from your fabric scrap (you will probably use around 15-20). You can vary the size of your circles, but keep them all roughly around the same size as your felt circle.

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4. Now you’re ready to start gluing! Take one of your fabric circles and fold it in half. Then, fold it in half again. Add a drop of glue to the corner and attach it to your felt circle.

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I have two tricks for this:

  • You can choose to glue your ‘petals’ in an orderly spiral, starting at the outside and working your way into the center OR you can glue them at random (my method of choice). Both result in pretty flowers – you just have to decide what look you are going for.How to make fabric flowers, how to make fabric rosettes, fabric rosette, fabric flowers, easy tutorial fabric flowers, how to hair pins, how to fabric headbands, HOW TO?, Tutorial
  • Don’t be afraid to push your petals around – aka if they are sticking up in weird places and looking all wonky, then stick some glue on them and make them behave!

5. Attach to a thin headband or hair pin with glue. For a cleaner look, layer another felt circle over top of the headband or pin and glue to your original felt circle.

6. Admire your handiwork! Hooray! Look how crafty you are!

Felt Rosettes

1. To make these lovelies, you need one less supply than you used for the fabric rosettes:

  • felt scrap
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

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2. Start by cutting an oval out of your felt. Then cut a spiral into the felt, starting on the outside and working your way in. Leave a circle of felt in the center. Don’t be afraid to make your spiral a bit wavy – this helps give your rosette some shape (just make sure it’s not too severe – I made that mistake and it’s not pretty ladies).

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3. Beginning with the outside, start rolling your felt. Keep one edge of the felt flat. When you get all the way into the center, glue the circle of felt you left on the end to the bottom of your rosette. (Be sure to wave hello to your husband sitting in the background of your pictures!)

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4. If you finish your rosette and aren’t completely happy with the shape – feel free to push and pull on the inner layers a bit until they stick out like you want them to. As with the fabric rosettes – attach your felt flowers to a headband or hair pin if you would like. Use the second felt circle trick to keep things looking tidy.

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See how easy that was? I’m planning on sticking these lovelies on everything I can think of  – I think a wreath is next on the list!

Hope this tutorial is helpful. Feel free to let me know if I can clarify anything!

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12 thoughts on “Tutorial: Fabric and Felt Rosettes

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  2. Sami Wertz

    I absolutely love your blog! I decided to give the fabric rosettes a try this weekend and they turned out really well. Thanks for sharing this super easy, super cute craft.

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