Gathered fabric flowers are extremely simple and easy to make. All you need is a strip of fabric and a needle and thread. Any size strip of fabric will do, but the final look and feel will differ depending on the width and length of the fabric you use and whether or not you choose to fold it. You can also use beads and buttons for decorating your fabric flowers.
These fabric flowers were created using a 3-inch wide, 30-inch long pieces of fabric with buttons for the centers.
This fabric flower was created using a wide, but shorter strip of fabric cut from an old dress and then sewn on top of another gathered strip to keep it from flopping due to its size. The edges were sealed with clear nail polish to prevent fraying and the center is 3 plastic pearl beads.
And Now For the Tutorial!