Simple Flowers Made from Scrap Fabric

Easy method of using your scrap fabric to make pretty fabric flowers that you can turn into broochs or use as embellishments on hats, bags, and headbands.

Materials Used:  Simple Flowers Made from Scrap Fabric

– Scrap fabric – Batting scraps – Buttons  – Brooch backing – Pinking shears

Method 1: Easy Scrap Fabric Flowers

The flower here was made out of scraps of tweed; two fabric sample swatches (the grey and royal blue thicker material); and some scraps of a man’s dress shirt (the medium blue colour).

Step 1: Make Your Scrap Fabric “petals”

I started off by making the petals of the flowers. For the tweed/blue one, I decided to make them a bit more pointy, and for the red and cream one, a bit more rounded.

Step 2: Sew The Edges Of Your Petals 

Next, I used a zigzag stitch around the edge of each of my petals. I used a shorter stitch for the thin men’s shirt cotton and a longer one for the tweed and quilted fabrics.

To assemble your scrap fabric flower, all you have to do is lay out your petals in the design you like and pick out a pretty button (or several) to finish it off.

Step 3: Hand Sew Your Flower Together

Depending on what you plan to do with your scrap fabric flowers, you can choose to add a backing to finish it off.

Step 4: Add A Backing (optional)