2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

Felt flowers are beautiful, right? In this tutorial, we will show you 2 different techniques of making felt flowers from scratch. In both cases, we will make felt roses. Let’s learn how to make a felt flower with or without using glue.

how to make felt roses

Felt flower is one of the first things that come into mind when we think of felt craft. These are easy to make and make adorable gifts for many occasions. We wanted to start with an easy-to-follow felt flower tutorial, so we chose roses. Learn how to make felt rose flowers in our today’s tutorial.

Another reason behind choosing a felt rose is that among all the flower patterns, felt roses are all-time popular and admired all over the globe. Besides, you can use or reuse these felt roses for many other crafts.

We will show you 2 different techniques for the felt roses, the final craft looks the same for both techniques though.

Time and Cost of the Felt Flowers Project

To make a rose pattern, you’ll need around 15 minutes or more if it’s your first attempt. But, once the patterns are prepared, this craft does not take much time. As for the total cost of this craft, you will need to purchase felt fabrics and a hot glue gun or needle and thread.

A set of 50 felt fabrics sheets costs around $30 and you can craft up to 200 felt-fabric roses with them. A hot glue gun is around $5 and a set of 50 glue sticks won’t cost more than $5.

On average, a felt rose pattern would cost less than a dollar and you can keep the rest of the supplies for future craft projects.

how to make felt roses

Things You’ll Need

Materials

  • Felt Fabric – light or medium-light
  • Thread

Tools

  • Pencil or Marker
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Needle
  • Scissors

2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

You will need a felt flower template to make this craft. So we’ve added an easy-to-follow, printable pattern that you can download and cut out. As we said, we will be making rose flowers, so the template is actually a felt rose petal template. Just scroll to the bottom (below the video tutorial) and download the felt flower petal template.

How to Make a Felt Flower (Rose)

Technique 1: How to Make Felt Rose without Glue

Step 1: Prepare Round Shapes

We’re using the smallest round shape from our template. Trace and cut out at least 9 round shapes from the selected felt fabric.

2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

Step 2: Prepare Half Circle Cutouts

Cut all the round felt cutouts into half. You’ll have a total of 18 half circles now. Each of the half circles are the rose petals for our craft.

2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

Step 3: Stitch Half Circle Cutouts

We’re starting with the sewed felt rose pattern first. Prepare needle and thread. Place 2 to 4 petal cutouts together by overlapping half with the next one. See the picture of this step to be clear. Simply work a running stitch along the bottom (straight side) side of the overlapped petal patterns.

2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

Step 4: Complete the Petal Chain

One by one add and stitch all 18 rose petal cutouts using the same strand of thread. After  stitching the last petal cutout, do not cut off the thread or take out the needle, keep them as they are.

2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

Step 5: Start Coiling

Hold the closed end of the attached petals (or simply, start from the first petal). Neatly coil the first petal and continue to coil the next ones.

2 Easy Ways of Making a Felt Flower (Roses) + Free Template

Step 6: Complete the Coiling

Coil the entire attached petal chain. Keep the coiling neat and even. Now, we have the rose pattern.

how to make felt roses without glue

Step 7: Stitch the Bottom Side

After reaching the end of the petal chain, flip the rose pattern to its bottom side but do not let go of the coiled petals, hold them firmly. Use the attached needle and thread to stitch the bottom side of the rose pattern criss-cross wise to secure the coiled pattern.

Step 7: Stitch the Bottom Side

Step 8: Secure and Cut Off Extra Thread

We worked a criss-cross stitch 3 times, covering the whole bottom part, to make sure that the coiled pattern is nice and secured. Once you’re done stitching the bottom side of the felt rose, you can cut off extra thread if required. This was the sewed rose pattern. Check out the next technique for the no-sew rose pattern.

Step 8: Secure and Cut Off Extra Thread

Technique 2: How to Make Felt Rose with Glue

Step 1: Prepare Round Shapes

Trace and cut out rose petals as we did for our previous technique. We’re using 9 round shapes for this technique as well.

Step 1: Prepare Round Shapes

Step 2: Prepare Half Circle Cutouts

Cut all the round felt cutouts into half.

Step 2: Prepare Half Circle Cutouts

Step 3: Attaching the Petals

Prepare the hot glue gun. Take 2 petal cutouts and join them together halfway through, Attach the next petal with the 2nd one halfway through again. Similarly, attach every next petal by overlapping half of the previous petal.

Step 3: Attaching the Petals

Step 4: Complete the Petal Chain

Keep attaching the petal cutouts one by one. Make sure to keep the petals aligned along the bottom side (the straight side) while atatching them.

Step 4: Complete the Petal Chain

Step 5: Start Coiling

You can start coiling the no-sew petal chain from either end, it won’t make a difference. Keep the coiling nice and even.

Step 5: Start Coiling

Step 6: Complete the Coiling

After reaching the last petal of the petal chain, apply a drop of glue and attach the last petal with the coiled pattern. No need to secure the bottom side of the rose for the no-sew rose pattern. If you’re looking for a quick craft, you can go for the no-sew technique, and in case you don’t have craft glue or hot glue gun, you can definitely try the sewed pattern.

Step 6: Complete the Coiling

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Felt Flower Template

Download and print out our Felt Rose Petal Template. The template includes 5 different sizes, you can select any size you want. You will need to use only 1 size for each rose pattern. Simply cut out the round shape from the printed template.

DIY Felt Flowers: Tips for Beginners to Avoid Common Mistakes 

Here are some quick crafty tips if you’re having difficulty making the felt rose flowers.

  • Use light or medium-light felt fabrics for this craft.
  • Trace and cut the circles and half-circles neatly.
  • keep the straight sides of the petals aligned when attaching them.
  • Start with nice and tight coiling.
  • Use your fingertips to spread open the petals from the top after completing the felt rose pattern.

If you are looking for more felt crafts, you may check out our following tutorials. Hope you’ll like them.

Felt crafts are very therapeutic and fun as well. We really hope that you will enjoy watching and making the felt roses. We would love to see your version of the craft if you do craft them with the help of our tutorial. Don’t forget to share a picture with us or tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).

Happy Crafting!

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