How to Make Silk Chiffon Flowers

Written by ainsley patterson | 13/05/2017

Chiffon flowers are a simple craft project you can construct to use as embellishment on a number of different projects. Make your own silk chiffon flowers from small scraps of the fabric in under 30 minutes. Once the flowers are made, use them to dress up scrapbook pages, homemade cards, garments, jewellery or hair accessories. Make a whole stack of the whimsical pieces and sew them onto a blank canvas for a delicate piece of wall art. The possibilities are nearly endless.

Cut a 4-inch, 3 1/2-inch, 3-inch, 2 1/2-inch, 2-inch and 1 1/2-inch silk chiffon square. Cut a circle from each square that takes up most of the square. The circles don't need to be perfectly round. Now you have six silk chiffon circles that differ in size slightly so each circle is visible once they are stacked.

Light the candle. Heat the edges of all the circles in the flame of the candle just long enough for the silk chiffon to melt and curl into a cup shape.

Stack the chiffon circles in size order with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top. This creates the layers of petals for the flower. Set the stack aside for now.

Measure and cut a 10-inch long piece of furry yarn. Wrap the yarn around your index and middle finger as many times as it will go. Tie the ends of the yarn together once you finish wrapping it around your fingers.

Slide the wrapped yarn off your fingers. Place the bunch of yarn in the centre of the stack of chiffon circles. Sew a few stitches to tack the yarn in place with needle and thread. This gives you the fuzzy look of the centre of the flower.

Sew a cluster of 10 4-millimeter beads on top of the yarn to complete the flower. The beads complete the look of the centre of the flower.

Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Candle
  • Lighter
  • Furry yarn
  • Ruler
  • 4 millimetre beads
  • Needle
  • Thread

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