How to Make Huge Fabric Roses That Take Your Outfits to the Next Level

8 Materials
$10
3 Hours
Easy

Have you seen this new fabric rose sleeve trend? You can seriously spruce up your dress or top with this stunning statement fabric roses DIY sleeve. If you want to know how to make fabric roses, then you've come to the right place!


In this fabric rose flower tutorial, you’ll learn how to make this beauty easily, and you don’t need complicated materials either. Let’s get to it.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Sturdy fabric
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Pins
Measuring and cutting fabric

1. Cut fabric pieces

Fabric roses can really be heavy on fabric usage, so in this fabric rose flower tutorial, I’ll show you how to go easy on the fabric but still achieve the same fabulous look. So, go ahead and cut your fabric pieces to 19 inches x 36 inches.

How to make a rose flower with fabric

2. Make the strip

Now, divide the fabric into three equal parts. Although the length measures 19 inches, each equal part should be just over 6 inches. 

Cutting strips of fabric for the DIY roses

Now, cut each strip, as shown. 

Fabric roses DIY

Cut the excess fabric where necessary. 

Sewing the strips of fabric together

Now, place one strip on the other and join them by the short ends with your sewing machine. Then, do the same for the third strip. The aim is to have one long strip. 


Tip: When joining the strips, place them right sides together. 

Fabric rose flower tutorial

3. Determine the size of the rose

So, depending on where you’ll be putting your fabric rose, you need to determine how big you want it to be. Here, for example, I’m using a cut-out sleeve pattern. Eyeball the size, and then pick your desired radius. In my case, it’s 4 inches. 

Making the base for the DIY fabric rose

4. Make the base

Now that you've determined the radius grab your thick and sturdy fabric to make the base. Cut a square piece and fold it into four to make a smaller square. 

How to make giant fabric roses

Next, mark the center point with a marker and measure 4 ½ inches all around, as shown. I added another ½ an inch for seam allowance; I'll be joining two circles together. Cut along the lines afterward. 

Tracing the circle pattern

To make another piece, simply place the circle on your fabric, and cut around it. 

Sewing the base of the DIY fabric rose

Place both circles on top of each other, and sew all around to secure. Use the ½ inch seam allowance. Also, leave a 2-inch gap so that you can turn it right sides out. 


Tip: If your fabric is not sturdy enough, use interfacing. 

Snipping the seam allowance

Snip into the seam allowance all around the circle. 

Drawing a spiral on the base

Flip the circle inside out, and draw a spiral, starting from the center point and working your way outward. 

Folding strips together, right sides facing


Cutting out the curved ends

5. Prep the strip

Fold your strip right sides facing and curve the ends. Then, cut it out. 

How to sew a fabric rose

Now, fold the whole strip, right sides facing, and sew the layers together. Like this, you’ll get rid of the raw edges, and leave a small opening, too. 

Turning the fabric right sides out

Now, turn it right side out.

Pleating the strip along the spiral

6. Pleat the strip

Now, take your strip, and pleat it along the lines of your spiral. Sew it down all the way around and into the spiral. 

Making a giant DIY fabric rose

This is what it looks like as you move along. 

How to make fabric roses

How to make fabric roses tutorial

Here’s the final look! Isn’t that so magical? This is how to make a rose flower with fabric - simple and lovely! Use this as an add-on to your clothing items and take your outfits to the next level. Thanks for joining me, and I hope you enjoyed this fabric rose flower tutorial! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Sturdy fabric
  • Chalk
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