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How to make a felt Camelia: a tutorial and free pattern

Remember when I shared that I wanted to celebrate spring? Well, the celebration has begun =]  I am going to share a few different flowers I made out of felt.

how to make a camelia with felt

And these particular ones are very easy! I know I am kind of biased with the color combination, but all the felt flowers I will be sharing are going to end up in projects for my office so you will see those colors a lot. One of my favorite flowers are Camelias (Spanish name) and even though just with two layers they don't look much like Camelias if you use 3 or more, it will begin to resemble them =]

Oh! and remember to scroll all the way to the bottom to download the pattern!

felt flower tutorials
pink flower
Camelia flower
camelia flower by howjoyful

 

 

List of materials

  1. Your color choice of felt (I used 3 9″x12″ sheets for three layers of different sizes)
  2. Thread, needle, and scissors
  3. Hot glue gun (in case you don't want to sew it)
  4. A pearl or embellishment for the center of your flower

⇊ Scroll all the way to the bottom to download the pattern ⇊

THE PROCESS

This is how I used the pattern:

  1. First I cut the paper pattern of the sizes I wanted to use (1, 2, and 3)
  2. Then I placed them on top of the felt.
  3. I pinned the pattern and I cut the felt shapes.
  4. To assemble the flower, you simply have to sew or glue (I prefer sewing them) the center of the petals, after that, your flower is ready!

Here you can see a close up of how I sewed the back of my flowers; I left the center open because when you add a lot of layers, it's easier to put the pearl or any other embellishment in the center.

You can add as many layers as you want, or just play with the different sizes, below you can see some of the options I did with mine. Once I was happy with how they looked, I hot glued around the edge of the center in the lowest layer and moved my way up finishing by hot gluing the pearl.

Or you can just use them as one layer; I think they look pretty, either way, =] See how easy it was?

You can add different layers, to different flowers to make them in a variety of sizes and of course colors.

pattern for flower

And if you want you could also mix colors or different shades of colors in one flower, I think they still look super cool.

free tutorial by howjoyful

But for now I'll stay with the single colors, and my favorite ones are the two-layer flowers, they are so simple and pretty!

felt flower
pin it for later
howjoyful flower pattern
camelia felt flower

List of materials

  1. Your color choice of felt (I used 3 9″x12″ sheets for three layers of different sizes)
  2. Thread, needle, and scissors
  3. Hot glue gun (in case you don't want to sew it)
  4. A pearl or embellishment for the center of your flower
⇒ PATTERN DOWNLOAD ⇐

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Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for some more flower tutorials!

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Patricia

Sunday 30th of August 2020

I know this post is rather old but I just came across it on my early morning Pintrest scroll. And for me, such perfect timing. A lovely co-worker is about to give birth to a baby girl that they have decided to name Camelia. I will be going to the craft store for some purple felt (to match the nursery) as soon as they are open (5 hours from now!). I think all of your felt flowers are lovely, and I will be making them all at some point as I think they would be a gorgeous as package toppers (I prefer to decorate the gifts with more gifts!) but today's mission is to make some camelias for Baby Camelia. I will try to post photos when they are done.

Linda

Sunday 11th of October 2015

Love these flowers. They look so cute and yet you make them look really easy to make

gta

Saturday 26th of September 2015

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Tuesday 16th of June 2015

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Mimi du Sud

Saturday 30th of May 2015

These flowers are so cute. Thank you for sharing. Regards from France

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