10 Ways To Make DIY Fabric Flowers

10 Ways To Make DIY Fabric Flowers

All the following DIY fabric flowers are made without glue! And six of them are even historical tutorials! DIY fabric flowers are easy and fun to make: All you need to make ribbon flowers and fabric flowers are ribbon or fabric scraps.

Materials For DIY Fabric Flowers

‘Flowers can be made from almost any fabric – satin, velvet, georgette, maline [bobbinet tulle], ribbon, soft leather, oilcloth, yarn, and chenille. […] Lovely flowers may be made from a few inches of hat braids which are left over from wool and raffia, maline or colored nets.’ (Make Your Own Hats, 1921)

DIY Fabric Flowers With Fabric Scraps

Leftover fabric scraps are great for DIY fabric flowers. ‘Use up scraps of silks, gold and silver tissue, crepe, lace and ribbons of all widths, to make pretty trifles for the hair, etc.’ (The Art Of Millinery, 1909). ‘A scrapbag for odds and ends should always be kept for small pieces of materials. Any piece two inches square may be used for flowers of fruits. Such a bag of pieces will prove a veritable gold mine to use in making flowers and fruit trimmings.’ (Make Your Own Hats, 1921)

15 Ways To Use DIY Fabric Flowers

Use DIY Fabric Flowers:

  • as hair accessories
  • to embellish clothes
  • as brooch
  • to decorate a hat
  • to make a flower crown
  • as flower necklace
  • to make a flower belt or belt buckle
  • in a vase instead of real flowers
  • as wall hanging or garland
  • to decorate picture frames or mirrors
  • to upcycle a lampshade
  • as ornaments for Easter and spring
  • to make a DIY spring wreath
  • as floral photo backdrop
  • for historical costumes

10 Ways To Make DIY Fabric Flowers

Click on the link below the photos for the step-by-step tutorials.

Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Roses

Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose - How To Make Ribbon Flowers - Step By Step Tutorial

These DIY ribbon roses are made with real silk ribbon and look almost like real roses!

-> Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Roses

How To Make Satin Roses – Edwardian Tutorial

How To Make Satin Roses - Edwardian Tutorial

These instructions to make satin roses were published in 1910. And it’s also one of the most popular posts on my blog: yay, thank you all! 😀

-> How To Make Satin Roses – Edwardian Tutorial

How To Make Edwardian Fabric Roses

How To Make Fabric Roses Step By Step Tutorial

This tutorial for DIY fabric roses is also from the Edwardian era. But it creates a bigger rose than the tutorial above.

-> How To Make Edwardian Fabric Roses

1920s Violets – DIY Ribbon Flowers

1920s Violets - Ribbon Flower Tutorial

Violets were very popular in the Victorian era, Edwardian era and the 1920s. DIY violet flowers are easy to make with purple satin ribbon.

-> 1920s Violets – DIY Ribbon Flowers

Edwardian Ribbon Fuchsia – DIY Ribbon Flower Tutorial

Ribbon Fuchsia Victorian DIY Flower Tutorial

The instructions for this DIY ribbon flower are again from the Edwardian era. Flowers made with gold and silver ribbon were popular in the Edwardian era as hair accessories and dress trimmings. And these flowers were known as hoar frost embroidery.

-> Edwardian Ribbon Fuchsia – DIY Ribbon Flower Tutorial

11 DIY Felt Flowers – No Sew & No Glue

11 DIY Felt Flowers No Sew And No Glue

These 11 DIY felt flowers are easy and fast to make with felt or felted wool scraps.

-> 11 DIY Felt Flowers – No Sew & No Glue

DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial

DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower Tutorial Ruth Wyeth Spears

Another tutorial to make DIY ribbon flowers from the 1920s. This daisy-like DIY ribbon flower is made with knotted ribbon. But instead of daisies, you can use the tutorial to make other daisy-like ribbon flowers as well, like mums, dahlias, marguerites, asters, sunflowers, coneflowers or pot marigolds.

-> DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial

How To Make Real Silk Roses

diy fabric flowers tutorial

These DIY Fabric flowers are made with pure silk fabric.

-> How To Make Real Silk Roses

How To Make Real Silk Flowers: Lilacs

How To Make Real Silk Flowers- Lilac

Instead of roses you can also make DIY fabric lilac flowers with silk fabric.

-> How To Make Real Silk Flowers: Lilacs

How To Make A DIY Fabric Daffodil

How To Make A DIY Fabric Daffodil

DIY fabric daffodils are perfect for your Easter decorations.

-> How To Make A DIY Fabric Daffodil

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