These pretty flowers made from delicate silk, tulle or fine cotton are easy to make and are a tasteful alternative to real blooms. With some slight variations to the pattern, we show you how to create dainty handmade blooms that can be used as jewellery, an embellishment for your gown or to add a special touch to your bomboniere or place setting.
The following suggestions are only a starting point. Try using different textured fabrics such as organza, taffeta and satin. Be creative and vary the petal shapes and sizes to suit yourself. Don't worry if the flowers aren't cut out perfectly. Some unevenness to the shape and size adds extra charm to the flower. Get inspired and have some fun making these gorgeous girly flowers.
- 30cm of lightweight fabrics such as silk and tulle
- spray starch
- needle and thread
How to create
- Download the template
- Cut 10cm wide strips, the width of your fabric. If you find the fabric too soft to manage apply some spray starch before cutting. This also helps to stop the material fraying.
- Fold and press fabric in half lengthways, then cut into 10cm strips. Fold each 10cm strip in half from side-to-side. You should now have several 5cm squares. Place the template onto a square with the pointed end of the heart in the folded corner. Cut out and open up to reveal your complete flower. Cut four more flowers.
- Place the five cut flowers on top of one another and stitch together through the centre to hold in place. Fold in half, then fold again into quarters and stitch along the open seam to hold flower together.
- Pin flowers in position before sewing onto the gown.