Make A Ruffle Flower

Today I want to share one of the cutest and easiest tutorials ever!  All you need to know how to do is sew a ruffle and use a glue gun…super easy!  I made this sweet ruffle flower and attached it to an alligator clip for Kate to wear in hair…but I have lots of other ideas for them too.  I’m going to try making a no sew fabric flower to add to a clip as well.

School starts here in a few weeks, so I am trying to make some new “bigger” girl hair accessories for my daughter.  Now that I have figured out how to make these, I am thinking they would look adorable clustered together on a tee or sewn on a cute bag!  Here is how I made mine…

First I started by sewing a ruffle.  If you don’t know how to sew a ruffle, you can find that tutorial here.
You can make it as long as you like…I started with a piece of fabric that was 42 X 3 inches, and folded it over before sewing down the side.
Once you have your ruffle pulled, squeeze a line of hot glue along one end.
Now start rolling your fabric inward.
Keep rolling it until you get to the end of your ribbon.
Take that end and fold it inward.  Then squeeze a line of hot glue on it.
Finally, roll your other end over and squeeze the fabric together to adhere.
Start pulling your “petals” back layer by layer until your flower looks open.
Now, do what you will with it!  This time, I took a round piece of fabric and glued it to the bottom of the flower.  Then I hot glued an alligator clip to it.
Doesn’t it make the sweetest little hair clip?  Now we just have to find a coordinating outfit…or maybe we can just use some of these flowers and embellish a cute tee!
Thank you so much for having me here today, Kristin!  I would love for ya’ll to come visit me over at Mom 4 Real!

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  1. says

    I keep wanting to make come of these for Eva. Too bad I can’t sew! I wonder if Fabri-Tac would work? LOL! Love it! And your daughter is a doll, Jessica!

  2. says

    This is so adorable! Perfect post because my mom is going to help me do a ruffle because I’m a beginner sewer tonight. :) Thanks for the tutorial. Megan

  3. says

    I love the fabric you picked for this. I have an outfit it would look great with.

  4. says

    This is so pretty!!!! Thank You for sharing !! Your blog is lovely.
    I am over at
    Please stop in sometime.

  5. says

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. Hoping to add some flowers to new pillows I made for my basement.

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