I made this fabric flower in two variations from scraps of sun damaged silk curtain lining. This type of flower really works best with cloth that rips easily and is a great way to use antique or fragile fabric that is too weak to use for anything else.
Rip or cut a strip of fabric, the length and width will determine the size of the flower.
Fold your strip into even sections.
Sew the middle together (your cloth should resemble a bow at this point).
Make evenly spaced slits at the outside loops (go through all layers). Rip from slit to center. If you are not using fabric which rips easily, just cut all the way to the center, being careful not to cut through stitching.
Add a center (beads or buttons or a combination of the two).
This last step is optional. I left the loops uncut on the flower shown on the purse. If you want your flower to resemble the one shown on the jacket, snip each "petal" loop.