This will be my first of three tutorials on fabric flowers.  I went googleing a few weeks ago for some tutorials and after reading a few, I came up with a few of my own methods that I felt saved me lots of time.  The first one I want to share with you gals is a rolled rosette.  These are super easy and quick to make.  I start with a piece of felt the color of my rosette fabric.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $.25 a piece.
For these flowers you will want to use double sided fabric… Not sure if there is a more technical term but that is how I see it.  You want a fabric that is not just printed on one side.  For my fabric I used this silky solid I found at Joann’s for $2.50 a yard.
I started by cutting a small cut about 1.5″ from the edge of my fabric.
Then I just grabbed both sides of the cut and ripped it all the way to the other end of the fabrc.  That left me with a 1.5″ strip.
You will need a button for your center piece.  I love the look of vintage buttons so I chose these from Joann’s that gave me a vintage look.
I folded my fabric in half.
I then put a drop of hot glue on my felt.
I put my folded fabric down on the glue and then glued my button to the top of that.
Now it’s time to roll! I kept my fabric folded in half as I rolled my fabric away from the center button.
I would roll about 3-4″ and then wrap them around the center button.  As I wrapped I hot glued the rolls down to the felt.  I did not have to use much hot glue at all.
Keep rolling and gluing!
The tighter you roll your fabric the skinnier your flower will look.  I would loosen it up a bit at different places to change it up a bit.
I finished rolling until I had about 2″ left of my fabric strip.
At this point I waited for the last of my glue to dry good and then I used a pair of scissors to cut the felt around the flower.  I was careful to use very little glue on the last wrap around the flower so I could cut my felt just a bit smaller than the width of the flower.  Once that was cut I glued my remaining fabric to the back of my rosette.
That’s it!  You are done.  The back is a bit shanty so if you are worried about that just cut another small circle of felt and cover the back.  Here are a few that I made…
I used two strips of fabric back to back on this last rosette.  I cut them a bit skinnier and didn’t worry about folding them in half…. So cute!  These will all be for clips but I will be making more for around the house.  Next I will show you girls how to make the folded rosettes I used on my wreath.
They are just as easy and again… No sewing!  I’m sure there are so many ways to make these cuties but I wanted to show you guys how I had the best luck.  Let me know if you have any questions at all.  Thanks so much and have a great weekend!!
 

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  1. I love this tutorial!! I have tried a million rosette tutorials and I always have trouble with getting my flowers to come out right. This one looks great, easy, and I know its going to work! Love your blog, thanks for all the great posts!

  2. Mine did not turn out this easy =( Im sad! My fabric didnt want to stay folded and the edges were all stringy!

  3. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I have been looking for any easy rosette tutorial and have failed. So I am very appreciative of this. :))

  4. This is really brilliant! I love glueing directly onto the felt, it's less messy than glueing to itself. Thank you for sharing.

    Laura

  5. I have been looking for some flowers but the tutorials I found were a little confusing. Thank you so much for posting this, Im going to try it right now! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  6. WOW! My sister emailed me this link and I adore these! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorialβ€”I will be making some this very weekend. : )

  7. GREAT tutorial and can't wait for the other two. I will try this one today. Been looking for a simple version and this is it. And oh so pretty.

  8. I've been making these (in a smaller version) for years. The way you make them is soooo much easier! Thanks for the fabulous idea!!!

  9. Very pretty!! I really like the two-tone pink one! TFS!! The instructions look very easy to follow along with.

  10. These are super cute and they look so easy. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions. I want to make some. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. Love & blessings from NC!