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Selvage Edge Scraps Flowers Tutorial

Are you tired of throwing away the selvage edge fabric pieces from your sewing projects? Well, here's a fun and easy way to turn them into something beautiful: ruffled flowers!

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To make these flowers, you will need some selvage edge fabric pieces and some elastic. You can use any fabric with a selvage edge, but I recommend using lightweight cotton or linen fabrics for a softer and more delicate look.


Here are the steps to create your own ruffled flowers:


30 inches of ¼ inch elastic
50 inches of pieces of scrap fabric that measure between 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide. They don’t have to be one continuous piece. They don’t have to be even, the wavier and different they are the better.
Hot Glue
Alligator Hair clip (or pin for a corsage)
3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon to cover the hair clip
Small piece of fabric to cover the back of the flower


1. sew the fabric scraps to the piece of elastic. Pull the elastic as tight as you can while sewing so that the
fabric bunches/ruffles.

2. After you have sewn the first piece of fabric onto the elastic, continue with the second piece. Do this will all the pieces of fabric. You don’t have to worry about little gaps within the fabric. Don’t even worry about finishing the ends of all the scraps. This is a scrappy flower. It is GOOD when it is messy.
3. Continue until you are either at the end of the elastic or you have used all your fabric scraps.
4. Take your long piece of scraps and elastic. Put a line of glue onto the elastic and start rolling it onto itself.

5. Put a lot of glue onto the bottom of the flower to secure it into place.
6. Cut a circle the same size as the bottom of the flower and glue it onto the bottom of the flower.
7. Attach your pin or hairclip to the bottom of the flower.


To make the flower bigger or smaller, use more or less elastic and ribbon. Just follow the rest of the directions.

And that's it! You now have a beautiful ruffled flower made from selvage edge fabric pieces and elastic. These flowers can be used to embellish clothing, bags, or home decor items, or they can be attached to a hair clip or headband for a fun accessory. Give it a try and see what kind of unique creations you can come up with!

Check out our other scrap flower craft ideas for scrap fabrics 


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