The Tight Lollypop Twist.

The Tight Lollypop Twist.

tight lollypop fabric flower finished

Or at least that’s what I’m calling it.

I’ll do my BEST to explain this clearly, but don’t be scared if you don’t completely get it–it’s one of those things that you have to try first, and then you’re like “oh yeah, I was born to make these babies.”

First, start with your token strip of fabric. I think mine was an inch by the full 44 inches.

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Make a small bud by just rolling one end a few times. Once you have a little bud secure it by going through all thicknesses of your roll.

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Now here’s where you start twisting and securing. Over…and over….and over. You will wrap you fabric around, hold it down with your finger, and then flip it over (180 degrees like a pancake) to the opposite side. Then you hold it again with your finger, (you just made a twist) and…

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from the bottom of your flower you go up through the center of the twist,fabric flower tutorial

and then back down–your needle going down almost right where it went up to make a tiny little stitch, down through to the bottom of the flower again (you just secured it). There’s is no science to this. REALLY, you are just twisting your fabric, back and forth, tacking and securing it as you go. fabric flower tutorial

Keep truckin’ along until you achieve the size and fullness that you had hoped for. Here’s the finished beauty. I rolled mine pretty tight, and I think next time I’ll do it more loosely and see where that takes me. I’ll post a picture when I do.

tight lollypop fabric flower finished



  1. lina
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing how to make these gorgeous flowers. I was wondering what type of fabric are you using in this tutorial? thank you

    • Posted January 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

      I used chiffon! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Posted June 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    hi i really like this flower and i really want to know how to make it. is there like a video on how to make this flower? because i dont really understand how to do it like how do i twist it…and more… thank you.

  3. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial. I tried mine with tulle. It took a few tries, but after a little while I got mine to come out looking nice also.

  4. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers,,, and i think yo might be becoming one of my favorite people !!!!

  5. anna
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    this is one flower that i was love it. but i dont understand how to twist, hopefully u can make video for this tutorial.really love this flower

  6. Kathleen Stept
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Love the lollipop rose. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Posted October 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      Glad you like it, thanks for commenting!

  7. Posted October 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I made one of these today with gold voile. I did it much looser and it looks more conventionally rose-like, but thanks for the tutorial; I was looking everywhere for a rose that wouldn’t require lots of cutting & sewing. This is the best I saw :-)

    • Posted October 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      It sounds beautiful, I’m so glad that it worked well for you!!

  8. TAS
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    i really loved the flower <3
    is there any alternative fabric that i could use?

    • Posted October 25, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      Sure! Try anything lightweight, and even some quilting cottons might work, it would just produce a slightly different look!

  9. Posted April 5, 2013 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Very handy tutorial…thank you for sharing miriam

  10. schoolearner1
    Posted June 10, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Please make me your friend…………………..and your ideas are beautiful but they are unclear

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