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
These DIY ribbon roses are made with real silk ribbon and look almost like real roses!
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 Edwardian Fabric Roses
This tutorial for DIY fabric roses is also from the Edwardian era. But it creates a bigger rose than the tutorial above.
1920s Violets – DIY Ribbon Flowers
Violets were very popular in the Victorian era, Edwardian era and the 1920s. DIY violet flowers are easy to make with purple satin ribbon.
Edwardian Ribbon Fuchsia – DIY Ribbon 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.
11 DIY Felt Flowers – No Sew & No Glue
These 11 DIY felt flowers are easy and fast to make with felt or felted wool scraps.
DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial
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.
How To Make Real Silk Roses
These DIY Fabric flowers are made with pure silk fabric.
How To Make Real Silk Flowers: Lilacs
Instead of roses you can also make DIY fabric lilac flowers with silk fabric.
How To Make A DIY Fabric Daffodil
DIY fabric daffodils are perfect for your Easter decorations.