Fabric Flower Tutorial #6 -The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

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Cut out circles from your fabric in descending size. I cut out 7.
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Find yourself a hand-held fire starter. (Thanks Felisha!)DSC00627 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #6  The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

Burn the edges of each circleDSC00574 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #6  The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

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Nest each circle within each other, starting with the largest, and topping it off with the smallest. *Note: I ended up using only 5 of the 7.DSC00578 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #6  The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

With matching thread, make a knot coming from the bottom, and make a few small whip stitches in the center of your fabric flower to secure it all.DSC00579 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #6  The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

Add some pretty beads or buttons to add that some bling bling to your awesome burnt edges circle flower!DSC00580 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #6  The Burnt Edges Circle Flower

These two I made by the same method. I one from tulle looks ghostly, like a snake shedding it’s skin. It’s like a shell of a flower. No likey. I have seen them look really cute though, but I think they were made from netting instead of tulle.
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15 Comments

  1. Ruthie
    Posted September 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I love these flowers! I was wondering what kind of fabric you used, and whether there is a particular kind that I should get that would make it burn better, etc…

    Thanks!

    Ruthie

    • Posted September 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      Yes! It must be synthetic for the fabric to melt and shrink slightly (like plastic!, which looks best with this type of flower. Lining fabrics, because they’re so light, work really well. But experiment! So far I haven’t liked the result with thicker fabrics so basically just stick to really light synthetic/synthetic blend fabrics.

  2. Eve
    Posted December 17, 2010 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Great tutorial! I like to work with fabric & ribbons/buttons, on my cards, so i might try your flowers (i see other tutorials too!) after Christmas. Thanks again, for the great tutorials!! I’m subscribing your blog! :-)

  3. Posted August 9, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Hi there. I found your tutorial for making flowers. Thank you! Can you do this on Satin or does that not work so well?

    • Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

      Satin works great, although it will probably change the look of the flower a little. Good luck!

  4. Rachael
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    I have tried this with regular cotton fabric,and it just burns right up, Is there a way to get the burning process to slow?

    • Posted January 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      I’ve never tried it with just cotton, but I suspect it’s not burning right because there’s no plastic in the fabric. Synthetic fibers are best with this flower because when melted it shrinks like a petal.

  5. Deborah
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    I tried this on a pink fabric and the edges turned brown. I used a candle. Is that the problem? I want them to look like your pink flower.

    • Posted February 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      There could be a couple of reasons. First if all, the fabric that I used was lining fabric, which is very thin and very synthetic. You really have to use a synthetic fabric for the edges to curl well (its the plastic inside!) That being said, sometimes some fabrics just curl better than others. Secondly, there is a point where any fabric will turn brown if burnt too long. If its turning brown right away though and not curling I suspect there’s just not enough synthetic fiber. It wouldn’t have anything to do with your heat source I don’t think. Good luck!

  6. Posted October 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I used a thicker pink satin ribbon to make one for my cousins garter. I LIGHTLY ran the flame on the underside of the circles to get a petal-y look since the thicker fabric doesn’t curl up as much as linings. It looks like a beautiful antique-y rose! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!

  7. Shelby
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    What kind of fabric do you use for this flower?

  8. caroline
    Posted December 16, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    thanks for a great tutorial! i made a lovely flower out of cotton/polyester mix fabric.. the only thing i found was that it smelt of burnt fabric afterwards.. puttign some rose essential oil on it masked most of the smell though, and gave me an idea to make more smelly flowers! :-)

  9. Devon
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    This is my favorite method !! Thank you so much for all the flower tutorials! I needed flowers that didn’t use glue, just thread and needle and this site is just what I was looking for !

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