Easy Sewing Project – Fabric Button Flowers

If you have any left over pieces of fabric laying around the house these cute button flowers are simple and quick to make anyone can do it. There is no need for a sewing machine as they stitched up by hand. They take about 5-10 minutes to make and will make the ideal accessory to add to sewing, craft or homeware projects. In fatc they are a perfect first project for children to be introduced to sewing with.

I am thinking of making some girls hair accesories with the ones that I have made, so have ordered some colourful alice headbands and some hair clips. You could add them onto cards, brooches, baskets and throws.


You Will Need:

  • Mixed fabric pieces. Any size will do, depends on the size of the flowers that you want to achieve
  • Buttons. Any colour, be experimental and add patterend ones. Again no size specific.
  • Cotton
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Pen/pencil/marker/tracing wheel


  • First choose a piece of material and draw around a circular object. I used a big soup mug, but a small serving plate will do. Remember the flowers will be smaller as the edges get pulled into the middle


Cut out the circle with the scissors and thread the needle with the cotton. Tie a knot in the end of the cotton

  • Using a running stitch, stitch around the edge of the circle, not too close incase it frays. About 0.4 cm away from the edge. Stitch all the way round until you come to the first stitch. You can stitch on either side of the fabric but I like to use the underside
  • Pull the cotton until the edge gathers into the middle and sew into place just to secure the edge in.
  • It doesn’t matter if the edge is seen it will be covered by the button. Now attach the button to the middle.

Go wild with your colours, experiment with different style and shaped button. Depending on the size of the fabric circle you can make small or large flowers.

I’m looking forward to experimenting with my new fabric flowers.