Crafts to Make ~ Fabric Rosette Tutorial

Happy Tuesday, Everybody!

Several people have asked how to make
a fabric rosette or rose and I had shared
Maria’s tutorial
where she made a super cute painted rosette
drop cloth pillow covered
in 75 rosettes,
mine turned out just
a bit differently…

So, here’s how to make mine:

Supplies you’ll need

fabric of your choice
glue gun and hot glue sticks
iron and ironing board
cup of water
{for when that glue gets on your fingers!}
*Also a great time to use up a bunch of scraps
even if you have to sew them together in a line!

Basic instructions for 1 rosette

*Cut a 2″ wide strip of fabric about 36″ long.
Fold in half lengthwise and iron across.

Choose one:
*A. Open up the fold and fold both sides inward to the
ironed line and iron again, closing the original fold.
{so it looks like seam binding ~ this is exactly
how you make self-fabric seam binding, btw.}
*B.  Just fold in half lengthwise again
ironing along this second, thicker fold.
Two edges will be loose and stringy.
{This is how I made mine.}

*Begin with a half-inch fold on one end and keep
rolling the fabric around that half-inch.
Pinch in spots as you go creating a bump.

*Hot glue from the underside and in between
as you wind the fabric around.

*Now twist the fabric once, then a second time, 
creating a bump which in turn creates a “petal.”

Sorry this was a it blurry… You can see the 1/2″ original fold with some winding around next creating the inside of the rose.
These are the “pinches” here.  After a circle of these, I began the double twist to make “petals.” 

*Continue adding petals and twisting in and out
moving petals around creating a realistic looking rose.
Reverse the twist if you like, too!
One rose I made with reverses in it.

*Finish by hot gluing the end underneath.

*Add a fabric hanger or add a safety pin
if using as a pin or closure.

Here I sewed a fabric hanger strip that I hot glued both of its ends to the rosette’s underside
creating a loop to put the chair ties through. 

In case you missed it

These rosettes I shared last week as 
part of the
drop cloth-grain sack slipcover project
I worked on this past month.

If you have any other questions about 
making a fabric rosette or any of my other projects,
please feel free to leave a message here or 
drop me an email.
I’d love to hear from you!
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Happy Crafting,

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