How to make Tulle Flowers

Tulle flowers are a great way to embellish sweaters, shirts, hair accessories, or even shoes. You can use various colors and styles of tulle to make different sized flowers for decorating. Add on beads, buttons, studs, and glitter for some extra glamour. Here is a tutorial on how to make a beautiful tulle flower.

Supplies for making a Tulle flowers

  • ¼ yard tulle
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary blade
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Thread matching tulle color
  • Crotchet thread
  • Needle
  • Large button
  • Pins

 

Instructions for making tulle flowers

  1. Iron out tulle to get the wrinkles out. Make sure the iron is on a very low setting.
  2. Cut the tulle so that it is 8 inches wide.
  3. Fold the tulle lengthwise in half and iron it.
  4. Unfold the tulle on the cutting mat.
  5. Using the rotary blade to cut 4 in x 4 in squares that are staggered on each side.
  6. Cut off the edge pieces that are not 4 in x 4 in.
  7. Starting with the square on the very end, fold the square in half and then again in half so that it turns into a triangle. Pin it to keep the shape.
  8. Make sure to fold them all in the same direction and pin as you go.
  9. Take the two ends and pin them together so that you have one continuous circle of triangles.
  10. Using your sewing machine, make a zigzag stitch with crochet thread all the way around the circle
  11. Take out all the pins and cut out any extra thread.
  12. Pull the two end pieces of the crotchet thread slowly to gather it tightly.
  13. Tie the two strings together.
  14. Using the thread (same color as your tulle) and needle, handsew around the flower to make it even tighter.
  15. Close the gap in the middle by stitching across and pulling tightly.
  16. Sew the button to the center of the flower.
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