Fabric Flower Tutorial #8 -The Burnt Petals Flower

The Burnt Petals Flower

DSC00615 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #8  The Burnt Petals Flower

Start by cutting your petals. The shape isn’t that important, because once you burn the edges they sort of round themselves out. DSC00611 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #8  The Burnt Petals Flower

Burn the edges of each petal with your trusty hand-held fire starter (or your neighbor’s).DSC00612 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #8  The Burnt Petals Flower

Start attaching the petals with matching thread, ONE or TWO at a time, securing with a whip stitch in the center. DSC00613 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #8  The Burnt Petals Flower

Keep attaching your petals until you’ve completed a full circle, or the base of the flower. Then continue threading on petals and then positioning them just so and securing them in the center. Keep doing this until you’ve attached all of your lovely petals. DSC00614 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #8  The Burnt Petals Flower

Gorgeous. Although this is the longest method of the burnt fabric flowers, it still only takes a few minutes, and I think it’s may favorite.DSC00615 512x384 Fabric Flower Tutorial #8  The Burnt Petals Flower



  1. Jess
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Could you please let me know what type of fabric you have used here?


    • Posted November 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      I used a chiffon made with synthetic fibers. Chiffon is my favorite, but it can’t be a pure silk chiffon. Any very lightweight, sheer fabric works well, but it must have some synthetic fiber in order for the edges to curl and shrink while they burn. Some of my very favorite fabrics I’ve used have been the super cheap sheer mystery fabrics from Walmart, especially those with some texture. Hope that helps!

  2. Bunny
    Posted August 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic, was looking for a delicate way to make soft roses for a chiffon wedding gown, when low and behold I came upon your link. Thank you so much. Now I just have to figure out how big and how many petals. Bless you…

    • Posted July 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

      My question is , is this flower could be done in white ?

      • Posted July 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

        Yes I have made it in white, and it worked great! You just have to be careful not to burn the edges too long so they don’t get too brown. Good luck!

  3. Z
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful flower-I can’t wait to try this. I’m a little unsure on the correct way to start attaching the petals. Would you mind explaining a little bit better on how to do so? Thank you

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