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Felt Poppy (Pinwheel) tutorial and pattern

Today we are going to keep the spring celebration with another felt flower tutorial, this time poppy flowers! they might not look exactly like Poppies but when I was little and I used to make these with my mom that was the name we called them.

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

So I decided to keep the name, I will make a more “real” poppy flower later, but for now, let's make these cuties!

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

These ones are super easy to make, kind of like the Camelias. But actually, these ones require less sewing and if you want they can involve no sewing at all by using hot glue.

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

I made mine in different purple shades with yellow bead centers, after our wedding I was sick of Purple (because I worked on so many Purple projects) but now I am loving Purple again =] YAY!

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

 

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

 

list of materials

  1. Your color choice of felt (I used 3 9″x12″sheets in different colors, but I didn't even use half of it)
  2. Thread, needle, and scissors
  3. Hot glue gun (in case you don't want to sew it)
  4. Little beads or embellishments for the center of your flower.

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

 

THE PROCESS

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

Making these are super easy.

  • Start by cutting the shapes from the pattern you just downloaded.
  • In my case, I like to use a pin to fold all the ends towards the center and pin them together (as shown in the center image below)
  • then I secured the petals with a few stitches like it shows below.

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

For the center, since I'd rather sew the beads than glue them just because if I wash the flowers the beads will stay in place longer, so basically I made an X with the beads in the center.

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

 

If you want, you can make the flowers just by placing a drop of hot glue in the center and then folding all the petals to the inside, finishing your flower by adding beads to the center. It's all about what you feel more comfortable doing and what you want to use the flower for.

 

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

They are so easy to make and would look adorable in a headband, hairpins or just to decorate your favorite space!

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

How cute are they?

Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

I am so excited to make all of these different flowers, I have 2 more left from felt and then I will try to share flowers with other materials =] So stay tuned!
As usual, I hope you enJOY this little tutorial and come back for more free patterns!


Learn how to make this pinwheel flower out of felt with @howjoyful's FREE pattern

 

 

list of materials

  1. Your color choice of felt (I used 3 9″x12″sheets in different colors, but I didn't even use half of it)
  2. Thread, needle, and scissors
  3. Hot glue gun (in case you don't want to sew it)
  4. Little beads or embellishments for the center of your flower.

⇒ PATTERN DOWNLOAD ⇐

The pattern is a PDF file, the link goes direclty to Dropbox, but you don't need an account to view it, you will need Abobe Reader or a similar program once the file is downloaded.

 

 

 

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Betty Waldeck

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

Thank you for the patterns, My ? is on the rose, You had 6 petals. I understand the center but I am loss on the rest of the petals and the long piece and long first what ever that is that has no cut mark. I love the rose and want to do one as soon as possible Thanks Betty

Debi Barham

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

Love the simple pattern. Will be using this for crafts in Activities at the nursing home I work at. Will substitute green buttons for beads for the men. This will mean over 70 flowers for residents and staff

2K Moda

Saturday 1st of March 2014

So very nice, thank you for sharing!...

Flo

Monday 27th of May 2013

Thank you so much. I like your use of beads. The cross is just right. You are a great teacher. Your English is perfect! Not sure when you got married but very best wishes all the way.

Claudia

Thursday 3rd of May 2012

Do you think these flowers would be cute just using the first pattern and not folding them?

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