The Whole Happy Fabric Flower Tutorial Family + Fabric Flower eBook

Hello! I’m glad that you found my little wealth of fabric flower tutorials (scroll down to see them)! This post has by far been my most popular post since starting this blog, and I’m thrilled with all the positive comments and projects that have come about from these tutorials. So thrilled in fact, that I’ve pulled out all the stops putting together a comprehensive fabric flower ebook, How to Sew a Garden.  This book is my answer to the numerous inquiries about techniques, supplies and possibilities of fabric flowers.

Mad Mim Fabric Flower ebook Sampling This ebook will bring you something fresh, as well as give you everything you need (and more) to make, embellish and redefine what fabric flowers can do! I racked my brain and abused my fingers coming up with projects that are new and creative, and that incorporate fabric flowers in more ways than just on headbands and t-shirts (although those basic techniques are well-covered). How to Sew a Garden  includes the original fabric flower tutorials from my website (conveniently stored in one pretty place), as well as 5 additional flower photo tutorials and 7 how-to videos demonstrating my most popular flowers and techniques—pretty much everything you could possibly need to know! And finally, there are 16 amazing photo tutorial projects including jewelry, home decor, clothing and accessories plus additional ideas and techniques that I’m hoping will really knock your socks off! That’s 28 fresh new projects—over 100 pages!—to inspire and instruct.

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There are two options for buying this downloadable ebook: the first is the basic ebook without the video tutorials, and the second option includes the how-to videos.

My fixation on all things fabric flowers started nearly 6 years ago when I served as a missionary for my church in Buenos Aires, and fell in love with an enchanting hand-crafted artisan cart full of delicate fabric flowers. That was the beginning, and How to Sew a Garden is surely the pinnacle of my fabric-flower obsession! After putting up the whole slew of fabric tutorials on my website, one flower project has led to another, and this ebook is the culmination of all my infatuation, focus, and creativity.

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Fabric flowers are a big part of fashion right now—there’s something so chic and appealing about adding texture, softness, whimsy, interest, femininity, and all around loveliness to whatever you choose to adorn. With this ebook, you’ll  breathe new life and loveliness to your wardrobe, and also have the perfect gift at your fingertips for any occasion.  I designed this ebook to provide know-how through clear instructions and photo tutorials, to show you how to make beautiful things worth treasuring, and inspire you to take fabric flowers one step further–to creatively use your fabric flower skills to beautify and make special anything and everything you want!

Here are the links to the original tutorials that started it all—enjoy!

All the various fabric flowers together

Have a lovely time folks, and feel free to contact me with any questions you have along the way! Happy Sewing!



  1. Posted May 21, 2010 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I just wanted to say a GIGANTIC thank you for posting tutorials. I love making flowers, but do find I never get them to look the same. This is extremely helpful. Cheers.

  2. Jill
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU!!!! I love making flowers to turn into hair clips for my daughter, and you’ve just given me new ones to try. Thank You!

  3. the mither
    Posted July 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I just have to share that this tutorial changed my life. I just went to a bridal shower, and when they do the traditional toilet paper wedding dress, I have always camped on the sidelines and cheered the talented wimminfolk on. No more! As the woman (who happened to be the mog, and seamstress who sewed all the bridesmaids’ dresses) took charge of the bride’s dress and cast off scraps of tp, I snagged them and began making various flowers that I could remember from your blogs. At the end of competition all the compliments went to my flowers! Ha! Who’s yo Mama? Uh-hmmmm!

    • Posted July 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      Mom, that really makes my day. I’m just impressed that you remembered any of the tutorials!! And did them with tp no less!!

  4. Rochelle
    Posted August 15, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    all of these flower tutes are great-thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Pam
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much!! I love making fabric flowers, it’s very relaxing and therapeutic for me. I just get lost in them!! I will be making myself a new purse for fall, and these will definitely be on it!!

    • Posted September 29, 2010 at 10:38 am | Permalink

      I feel the same way! It’s almost like knitting or something. You can craft while your mind wanders and it’s pretty relaxing! I would love to see the finished purse!

  6. Becca
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    How to Sew a Garden is brilliant! The instructions are clear and concise and demonstrated well. Plus there are fresh and fabulous new projects to get your mind rolling with ideas! A great book for seasoned or beginning crafters!

  7. Posted November 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    You are amazing! I love the mixture of Argentine inspiration, classiness and beauty, and lets face it, totally mod decorating and fashion you’ve got going on with your flowers! You turn plain into pretty~ and a snooze into a party~the Crafting Queen has done it again! Pick me, pick me!

  8. Posted December 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    How exciting to see all the wonderful things you are doing. I love the photos and the great ideas you continue to have. Thanks for sharing with the family. Right now I don’t know if my computer will download the book, but I love hearing from you and seeing the ideas whenever. Also love seeing ;you any time., ‘ You are an inspiration!
    Last night at our Relief Society party each table was done by a different person. Ours was done in black and white and silver, and each plate had a black napkin with a gray chiffon flower brooch pinned on for us to take home. A fun idea. Love, Gma K

  9. Chellie
    Posted December 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    What an amazing book! You covered everything Mim! I wasn’t left with any questions!

  10. Katie M
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Oh wow! This book is amazing! I’ve always felt intimidated when I see others with cute flowers like this but as I look through this book, I’m given the confidence to know that I can do it. You make it seem so easy and within anyone’s budget. There’s definitely no shortage in options available. I’m looking forward to get going on making a lovely flower garden for myself. Thank you for taking the time to put it together!

  11. Kate
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for these, they are awesome!! can’t wait to have a go…

  12. ena
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    thanks. i really like some of the flowers, and i am looking foward makeing them today :)

  13. Posted December 22, 2011 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Hi there
    I just came here via pinterest and I can’t tell you, how great it is, that you made this tutorial/pics and shared it! Gonna make myself some flowers for a bouquet for my wedding.
    Thanks and greetings from Zurich, Switzerland

    • Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome Ahuefa! So glad these help, and congrats and good luck with the wedding!

  14. Darcy.
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m trying to figure out which type of flower one of those is. It’s the one on the far bottom.

    • Posted July 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

      I think that’s the gathered raw edge flower, and I just burnt the edges. Hope that helps!

      • Darcy.
        Posted July 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

        Thank you! I think that is, now.

  15. Cathy Gartin
    Posted July 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    So incredible!

  16. Molly
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Thank you so, so, SO much for these tutorials! They are, by far, the best tutorials and most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen. I’m making these all in shades of purple for my wedding. Thanks again!

    • Posted August 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

      I’m so glad you like them! Happy wedding preparations!

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