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Ripped Fabric Flower Tutorial
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.

Posted by Elizabeth A. from Pacific, Missouri, United States • Published See Elizabeth A.'s 19 projects »
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  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Ripped Fabric Flower - Step 1
    Step 1

    Rip or cut a strip of fabric, the length and width will determine the size of the flower.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Ripped Fabric Flower - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your strip into even sections.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Ripped Fabric Flower - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew the middle together (your cloth should resemble a bow at this point).

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Ripped Fabric Flower - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Ripped Fabric Flower - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add a center (beads or buttons or a combination of the two).

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Ripped Fabric Flower - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.

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sweetskye06
sweetskye06 · Timmonsville, South Carolina, US
Did you do layers of this to make it more full? I really like this and would love to try it out.
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Belle
Belle · Waikanae, Wellington, NZ · 1 project
Wowzers, that is really neat.
(Love that purse, too!)
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Kitten Luna
Kitten Luna · El Paso, Texas, US · 15 projects
love it!!! making mine right now!!! =D
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