How to Make Fabric Flowers & Fruit

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How to Make Fabric Flowers & Fruit
Create flower and fruit pins from scraps of fabric. (Factory fabric with elements of decorative knitting image by Luckybargee27 from

Often dedicated crafters are left with scraps of felt and other fabrics with little idea of how to put the fabric to use. You can turn scraps of fabric into colour fabric flowers or pieces of fruit. You can use fabric fruits and flowers as appliqués on dish towels, making a cute kitchen accessory.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Flower or fruit stencils (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric scraps
  • Scraps of felt
  • Pin back
  • Needle and thread

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  1. 1

    Trace the shape of a flower blossom or a piece of fruit on to the drawing paper. A stencil may be useful for those who are not comfortable drawing freehand.

  2. 2

    Carefully cut out the template, leaving about a ¼ inch on each side for seam allowance. Pin the template to the fabric. Cut out the fabric on the drawn lines of the template, eliminating the extra ¼ inch allowance.

  3. 3

    Cut out several layers of fabric when making flowers. This helps provide them with a plush, full blossom. Using multiple layers may create an interesting look for fabric fruit as well. Pin all the layers together.

  4. 4

    Cut a small circle from a scrap of felt. The circle should be large enough to support a pin back. Flip over the pinned-together layers of fabric and centre them on the felt circle.

  5. 5

    Sew the felt circle onto the back of the fabric. Ensure the thread goes through all of the layers of fabric to hold it tightly in place.

  6. 6

    Sew the pin back on top of the felt circle, through the holes on the pin back. Keep the pin in place using small, even stitches.

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