How to make cotton fabric wreath (or even 3 wreaths!) 2
How to make cotton fabric wreath (or even 3 wreaths!)

Finally the spring has come and it's time to update your doors and walls accordingly. Personally I love wreaths, so I have as much as three wreath proposals for you: one supersimple, one more laborious and one hand-sewn :)


You will need styrofoam wreath base (or any other, in fact), a ribbon and flower appliques. I used wide cotton ribbon with roses together with lavender, pink and ivory satin roses. The length of the ribbon will depend on the wreath dimensions and ribbon width. I used ca. 4.5 meters of a 4 cm wide ribon for a wreath of diameter 30 cm.

1. Glue the ribbon to the bottom of the wreath base or attach it with a pin (then it can be removed easily when you change your mind) and wrap it like bandage, to cover the styrofoam.

2. Then glue/pin up the satin roses in the botom right part of the wreath:

Your first wreath is ready! Isn't it fun to do something that pretty so quickly? ;)

1. Using a compass, draw circles from 4 to 8 cm diameter and cut it out from paper to make stencils.

2. Cut out ca. 30 circles out of every patterned and plain cotton fabrics in different colors from rainbow range. When using standard 150-160 cm wide fabrics just cut a stripe double as wide as the circle stencil you use. Fold the stripe in half 8 times to achieve 16 layers and then cut out the circles twice one next to another. It is not easy to cut that many layers at once, but it doesn't have to be perfect - in fact it is more charming when the circles aren't :)


3. Cut out as many circle sets, as you wish your wreath to have flowers. I went crazy and had a whole lot of circles, meaning a looong work, but it was worth it! :)

4. There are several methods to make flowers out or circles and it is a good idea to use a couple of them to make the wreath more interesting. The basic method is: take one circle and fold it in half twice like this:

5. Put it on another circle (which will be the basis of the flower) so that its edge overlaps the edge of the base circle. Set up the stich length on your sewing machine quite low (2-3) in order to keep the folded circles better in place, without having them opening up and sew it on.

6. After sewing the first layer of the circles all the way around, sew on the next layers a little closer (by 2-3 mm) to the center, to make the flower semi-circular.

This is how it looks after sewing all the circles except three, which are left for the finishing.

7. Trim the last 3 circles by ca. 0.5 cm:


8. Fold them twice in half like the other circles, pressing the fold lines to prevent them from opening up easily.

9. Hand sew the folded circles to the top of the flower, masking the machine stiches. 


10. Bend the bottom layers of the circles upwards and arrange the hand sewn circles to look nice and mask the machine stiches - do you see the difference between the above and below pictures?

Different method is to fold the circles randomly and more messy. The flower looks more natural then. This method is better for plain fabrics. With printed fabrics having the wrong side almost white it looks less aesthetically then with circles folded evenly.








The steps are the same, only it is important that the last three circles are more twisted, like roses - then it is less likely they will unfold after being sewn on to the flower.


Because the circles are more irregular, you can trim the flower at the end to make it more semi-circular :)

Another method is to finish the flower with a button instead of three trimmed circles. Then you can make only two layers of the circles and shift the second layer more:

It is important that the machine stich is hidden under the button, so you should sew on the last layer quite close to the center:

This method is the best for patterned circles, as the pattern is more visible than in case of semi-circular flowers.

When you (finally!) have all the flowers ready, arrange them in rainbow colors:

Now either glue it on a styrofoam base or - if you, like me, have made more than would fit any base... - use a large frame and glue it on its back:

I used a large (50 x 50 cm) frame from Ikea, which is deep and the flowers look nice in it. The back is plywood, so I had to paint it in white. I used spray paint to make it more even and quicker. Two layers were enough.

I glued the flowers with heat gun, but I think a glue for wood or a Magic would be OK as well. Using glue gun has an advantage of easier disassembly - there is a chance the frame back will not be damaged :)


I have to say, immodestly, that the wreath looks really nice on the frond door :)

And the flowers (when you make too many (hahahaha) or when you get bored of your wreath) can be used also as decoration for everything: clasp, band or as a brooch:




It sounds terrifying, I know, but it is much less work than with the machine-sewn flowers, because those flowers are made quicker. And there is a lot less of them, at least in my version :)

You will need wicker wreath base, 5-6 circles of each of the patterned cotton fabrics of your choice, cut out using stencils from the rainbow wreath tutorial above. I cut 8 cm once, 7 cm three times and 6 cm twice. My base is quite small (ca. 25 cm diameter), so with a larger one you can make larger flowers. You will also need buttons in contrasting colors.

1. Fold one circle in half and baste along the round edges:

2. Do the same with other circles, using the same thread all along:

3. Pull the thread to gather the petals making them all concave:

4. Pull the thread hard and gather other petals:


5. At the end make sure the thread is tight and you don't feel it is loose inside the petals nor between them. Attach the last petal to the first pushing the needle troughout the latter as near to the beginning of the thread as possible:

6. Pull tight and fasten the thread on the back. It is important that the flower is not loose at the center, because otherwise you won't be able to mask its center with the button.

7. Using still the same thread sew on the button. It is not easy, as you basically sew the button to the empty center, that's why you will have to push the needle at an angle, to bring the petals more together:

Your flower is ready - isn't it lovely?

Alternative and faster method is to baste gathering immediately. You just have to make sure all petals are equally convex.




8. Glue the flowers to the wreath using heat gun or another strong glue.


Now just decide where to put it - I warn you it can be the toughest part ;)




Good idea is to use sticky hooks instead of nails. You don't have to make holes in your wall and it is easy to get rid of the hook. I use Commands from 3M as they use totally removable glue. Double-sided sticky tapes tend to live an awful, sticky, dirty marks which I hate. Commands are suitable only inside, though, as I may leave a yellowish mark after using one on the front door outside. But it would probably be alright if I had removed it before winter... So now I've just used a nail to hang the rainbow wreath on my front door and I hope my hubby won't notice ;)

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