No-Sew Fabric Flower Brooch and Hair Clip Tutorial

The women in my church ward are planning a little retreat.  At the retreat, they wanted to learn how to make the fabric flowers that could be interchanged as a brooch or hair clip.  I was given the assignment to come up with some options.  This is what I chose.

A golden yellow rolled/folded linen fabric flower with a large grey gem in the center and

 An off-white pleated ribbon wrapped flower with a silver button in the center.

The flowers are both no-sew flowers.  There will be a power source at the retreat so I lucked out with being able to use my hot glue gun (phew).  I know fabric flower tutorials are pretty much everywhere already so I just put together a picture tutorial on how I made the white no-sew pleated flower.  I wore the white flower today and already had someone ask me how I made it so I know someone out there will find it useful :).

Wear it in your hair…

Or as a brooch…

In case you are wondering about the price to make a bulk amount, I priced it out and with some coupons and sales the total price to make each of these was about:

White Flower $3.00
Yellow Flower $1.50
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  1. I love this tutorial! Super cute! Thanks for sharing! I’m your newest follower…can’t wait to see what you do next!


  2. Thanks so much for sharing – I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while. They are both STUNNING! How lucky those ladies will be at the retreat! Hopefully I can pull it off too 🙂

  3. Pleated ribbon! You’re a genius! I love the flowers, and you are so photogenic . . . you look gorgeous in every shot!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  4. I love this! So cute. Your blog is really great, if you’d like to list it in our directory for free, please head over to

  5. I’m really looking forward to making these! Also, the RS was wondering who takes the pictures for your blog….

  6. These are so pretty and your tutorial makes it look so easy! So glad I followed your link from the Nifty Thrifty Things Link Party, I’ve also linked up if you want to stop in.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  7. Adorable and a complete steal!! ps, could those posies look any cuter on you?

  8. love that white pleated flower! Gonna have to get some of that ribbon next time I’m in Hobby. I have a folded flower made out of orange linen that looks just like your linen one. It’s my fave! I <3 orange

  9. Just wanted to tell you that I love all your projects and I’m a new follower! (The white flower is my favorite!)

  10. These are super cute!

  11. I’ve always wanted to make one of the pleated flowers, but never thought to use pleated trim. Genius! Thanks for sharing this at Today’s Creative Blog!


  12. I’m using this in a blog post cuz I love it so much!! So adorable. great blog!

  13. wow i love them both!! thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  14. These are lovely! Thanks for the great tutorial. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I’m your newest follower!

  15. Love the idea of a no-sew flower. These look great! Thank you for sharing.

  16. THis is AWESOME! I can’t wait to try it!

  17. Love the no-sew option! So cute!


  18. Gorgeous flowers! I love seeing new designs. I didn’t think to use pleated ribbon. Brilliant! Love them!

  19. GREAT idea to use the pleated ribbon. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! I’m following you now! I’d love if you followed me back at

  20. I’m so glad I came across your blog today. I love that flower made from pleated ribbon. I make flowers ALL THE TIME, but never used pleated ribbon. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!


  21. Very cute! I love that it’s versatile, too. 🙂

  22. Very cute! I featured this on my blog today, come on by and check it out!


  23. this is the prettiest fabric flower i’ve seen out there! saw you on living craftily ever after

  24. These are gorgeous and you look beautiful as always!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!

  25. Cut, cute, cute!!! How did you do the yellow one, it looks to be a different kind of ribbon or fabric? If you get a chance check out my feather hairband and clips.

  26. Too cute! Looks pretty in your hair!

  27. That pleated flower is so pretty! This is the 2nd time I’ve ended up on your blog, loved the men’s polo refashion and now this! You are beautiful! I featured this on my Friday 5, have a great weekend!

  28. Beautiful!! Great job! I’d totally wear it on my purse or in my hair 🙂

  29. Your stuff is always so cute! I love it.

  30. Beautiful flowers! This is definitely going to be my next project- thanks so much for sharing! I’m visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

  31. What a beauty! I’d love for you to share it at my link party…lovely 😉

  32. Love the flowers. Just one question. The white flower, did you start with the center and move down or did you start with the base and move up?

  33. i have made the wrap flowers but never seen the pleated ribbon flower…joann’s, here i come. so, yes there are people out there who havent seen it, thanks for thinking of us. cc
    saw you at shabbynest.

  34. Great tutorial! I hope the retreat goes well!

  35. These are beautiful, love that there is no sewing involved!

  36. I’m always on the lookout for flower ideas and this is so wonderful! Love your blog! Please come over and link up at my party going on this weekend!

  37. I love both of these flowers. They’re great. Have fun at the retreat.


  38. These are gorgeous! I’ve got some pleated ribbon and a desire to make a whole lot of fabric flowers for hair clips and hair bands. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  39. These are beautiful!!

  40. This is a darling brooch. I think that your post has been stolen though and republished at this site.

    All of the content on this site seems to be stolen. And I wanted to let you know that your post has been lifted!
    Take care, sorry to have contacted you with this bit of random internet craziness!

  41. Like the tutorial….this is the prettiest flower I have seen out there…love it.

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  42. How was the yellow folded flower made?

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