Description: This tutorial will guide you through the steps to make a Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath. Beginner sewing skills are required, and anyone from a new crafter to a “Martha” will enjoy this project.
Fabric to Cut: Red broadcloth: cut 25-30 2″x30″ strips Pink broadcloth: cut 25-30 2″x30″ strips Note: the longer the strips are cut, the larger the flowers will be. The larger the flowers are, the less you will need to cover your entire wreath, so adjust your strips accordingly. The wreath pictured used strips varying from 15-22″ in length.
Make Fabric Roses 1. Fold each fabric strip in half lengthwise and press.
2. Using a basting stitch, stitch 1/4″ from raw edge along entire length of each fabric strip. Leave threads long on each end and do not backstitch.
3. Gently pulling on TOP threads only, gather strips slightly. Tie off threads at each end to secure gathers.
4. Using glue gun, fold one end of each strip 1/4″ toward rest of strip and glue. Place thin line of glue along basted stitch line and wrap strip around itself, a few inches at a time.
5. Continue placing glue and wrapping strip around until rose is complete.
Attach Roses to Foam Heart
6. Beginning of front face of heart, glue roses to wreath one at a time, alternating pink and red colors.
7. Glue roses to outside edge of wreath, alternating pink and red colors. As you place the roses, be sure to tuck them into place to cover any voids where the heart foam is visible between the roses.
8. Glue roses to inside edge of wreath, alternating pink and red colors. Again, be sure to tuck the roses into place to cover any voids.
9. Cut ribbon into two 1 yd lengths. Glue one end of each piece to back of wreath, slightly angling towards the midline of heart. Let glue set firmly.
10. Tie two ribbons together into a bow at desired length. Cut off excess ribbon ends. Using a match or lighter, quickly sweep ends of ribbon near (not through or you may start a fire!) flame to seal fibers and prevent fraying.