Saturday, April 5, 2014

Creating Fabric Rag Flowers

Hi Friends~
When I traveled recently on my junkin trip
I kept creating and designing by sewing these rag flowers
to decorate and embellish future projects.
Easy and quick using scraps I have on hand. 
You start  with torn fabric strips about 12 " long and 2 1/2" wide.
Taking a running stitch along the edge to gather
and sew together to form the base.
You can layer these by tearing wider or thinner strips.

Centers are accented with lace, buttons, vintage jewelry and more.
The backs are finished with circles cut from felt or heavier fabric.
You can also add ribbon for leaves or use silk leaves to the back.
Here are a few more complete and ready to use in a project
or decorate a wrapped gift.

This next one is created using cotton gauze
and an large earring part in the center.

This one below is just lace with a rolled gauze flower
and a paper flower for the center.

Easy, fast and fun.

Thank for stopping by.
Hope you are enjoying the start to spring
in your area.

See you soon and till then,
Southern DayDreams be yours.

Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

I just adore these! Thanks for the guide, I'll be spending the weekend making my own rag flowers!

Betty said...

They are so beautiful. Thanks for showing us how to make them.

Donna said...

They are just beautiful, Celestina! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to's! I'm not much of a sewer, but I can sew a straight stitch, so I'd love to try my hand at these:) The cotton gauze ones are my very favorite! Have a great weekend!

Jan Hermann said...

You always have the prettiest little projects going on. I love the simplicity of these flowers that turn out to be gorgeous creations.

I almost never do any hand sewing...I'm more a sewing machine fanatic! In the past I've created Wedding Gowns and everything...almost all done without a needle and thread in my hand!! LOL!

I finally was able to get my I ♥ Shopping post up and running about 10 minutes ago...all kinds of troubles with Blogger lastnight and this morning. Phew!

Jan ♥

Cynthia said...

Love your rag flowers, Celestina!

Valerie-Jael said...

These are all wonderful! Hope you have now recovered from the dental treamnent! Hugs, Valerie

1CardCreator said...

These are gorgeous, they will add beauty to anything you add them too. ~Diane

Delvalina said...


I just found your amazing blog here. Thanks for posting such creative tutorials here, I would love to spend more times on your blog.

Anyway I'm new follower here, I love crafting too.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are very pretty, Celeste! A good use for those fabric scraps I always tend to have left over. Usually there is not much you can do with them, but this would probably work!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sweet little flowers to add to any project!

cynthia lee designs said...

Very pretty flowers!! I made some like these for my shows last year...that I put onto the leather bracelet cuffs.

Createology said...

Lovely lacy fabric flowers with bling/button centers. Your technique to make them is very easy to follow...thank you. Creative Floral Bliss...

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your flowers are so pretty Celestina. I love them all, but my favorite is that gauze one! I made some fabric flowers this week to take to my craft show. I'll be sharing them on the blog soon. Have a lovely day my friend!

Denise said...

Very cute, and dainty.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You've been so busy, creating so much beauty. I love seeing all of it. laurie

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Don't know how I missed this. These are beautiful Celestina! Love the use of guaze on the one too.
Hugs, Deborah

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..