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How to Make Rosettes {TUTORIAL}

How to Make a Rosette

Come learn to make one of the hottest crafts…. How to make a Rosette!

how to make Fabric rosettesHey hey! I have a fun little tutorial for you today to make your hump day a little brighter! This tutorial on How to make a Rosette was a bit long in the making….. several of you were asking for this tutorial after I posted my Rosette Memo Board.  With my crazy summer going on right now, I just barely edited my pictures last night. Definitely worth the wait!!

how to make rosetteI know you’ve seen these adorable little fabric rosettes eVerYwheRe.  I know I can’t get enough of ‘em and it sounds like you can’t either! lol There are probably a jillion different ways to make these, but here is how I made mine for my memo board. Fabric Rosettes are perfect for bobby pins, rings, necklaces, hair clips, pins, frames, belts, etc.

Are you ready to learn…. how to make a rosette?

How to Make Fabric Rosettes


  • 3″ x 22″ strip of fabric {this will make a 2″ diameter rosette}
  • approx 2″ circle of scrap fabric or felt
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

how to make a fabric rosette1. fold your fabric in half so that it measures 1.5″ x 22″. tie a knot in one end.

*Don’t pull tight. Leave it kind of loose.

fabric flower tutorial2. Tuck under the short ends of the knot.

make fabric rosettes3. Take your fabric next to the knot and twist it up and over the knot.I twist from the bottom up.

fabric rosette4. Twist the fabric around the knot to create petals. *TIPS: Always twist in the same direction that you started with!

make fabric rosette5. Continue twisting the fabric around to make a rosette.

*TIP: If using 1 sided fabric, make sure to keep your fabric folded in half prior to twisting to hide the wrong side of the fabric.

make a rosette6. When your rosette reaches the desired size, snip off the remaining fabric.

*TIP: For a larger rosette, use a longer piece of fabric. ex: 3″x28″

rosette7. Twist and tuck under the end of the fabric. Hot glue in place. {sorry for the blurry pic!}

8. Hot glue your fabric or felt circle on the back of the rosette. Be sure to cover the ends of the fabric! Trim your circle if needed so that it doesn’t show when looking at the right side of the rosette.

how to make fabric rosettes9. You’re done! Simply attach your rosette to a pin, hair clip, frame, or whatever you want to adorn! You can also add rhinestones, button, pearls, etc to the center of the rosettes for a different look.

make rosettesWhat do you like to add fabric rosettes to?

Watch the How to Make a Rosette VIDEO

happy crafting,


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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    I’ve always heard that rosettes were so easy but when trying them myself, I can’t quit seem to get it right! Was I the only one who could not make a “easy” rosette?! Now I know what I’m missing (that fabric circle on the bottom!!). Thanks so much for a simple tutorial that didn’t make me feel like an idiot. ;)

  2. 2

    I am rosette impaired :( I’ve tried three different tutorials to make them and they all look terrible. :( I guess I’ll just be one of those who buys them! Such a cute memo board!!

  3. 3
    naomi says:

    had pinned this to my pinterest board when you first shared your memo board, but thanks for the tutorial on the rosettes!

    (the link for the yellow shoes took me to your giveaway ?? I wanna see the yellow shoes!)

  4. 4
    Amanda Baias says:

    You have no idea how much I appreciate this tutorial. I love rosettes and I’ve been searching for some while now for a nice and easy way to do these lovely things… Thank you very very much for this. It’s easy and it certainly looks easy. Happy crafting!!!


  5. 5

    I make rosettes all the time but I also wasn’t doing the circle on the bottom or tying a not first. They were generally bulky and often fell apart! I am glad to know the crafty secrets!

  6. 6
    Trina says:

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to make my little girl some cute little headbands! :o)

  7. 7
    Jessica Lamb says:

    Thank you for posting this informative tutorial! I’ve been wondering how to do this. I am looking forward to giving it a try!

  8. 8
    Elizabeth says:

    I love this idea! I can’t wait to make one for a friend.

  9. 9

    How can I copy the rosette flower I have to have the pictures to make it Thank you

  10. 10
    Andrea says:

    Thank you SO much for this! These were way easier than I anticipated – now I’m going to be just looking for ways to use them! I just made a handful for my bulletin board!

  11. 11
    Kristy D. says:

    Hi Linda ~ don’t know if you received my earlier “comment” but wanted to let you know how much I {love} your rosette tutorial. I loved it so much I posted it on my blog, but only used one of your pics like you’ve requested. To see my blog and your amazing tutorial, go to : http://emmeandme.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabric-rose-headband-tutorial.html#axzz1UmEw6DjU
    Thanks again for all of your great ideas and inspiration!
    Happy Crafting

  12. 12
    bettercurly says:

    yey! now i know how to make rosettes! thanks for the tutorial ♥

  13. 13
    Lori Nazos says:

    Thank you!! Thank you!! This has was sent from a craft angel for sure.

    I now have a perfect rosette!

  14. 14
    Lisa says:

    Hi Linda,
    Thank you for posting the tutorial on how to make rosettes, it is so informative.
    Could you tell me if there are certain fabrics that are better for making rosettes?

    • 14.1

      Hi Lisa,
      You can use almost any fabric for different looks. I would recommend staying away from heavy duty or home decor fabrics though. Double sided fabrics are ideal, but you can use single sided fabrics just fine. You just have to be careful to hide the white side. Let me know if you have any more questions!
      happy crafting,

  15. 15
    Tawnua says:

    You can also use a necktie. A good way to share a parent’s necktie.

  16. 16
    maddie says:

    this is so cute I really like this have tried it s many times,but haven’t quite got there! YET!!! i love your blog and you make me want to get more crafty!! thanks x

  17. 17
    sandy says:

    Thank you for this tutorial… I make hair accessories for fun and sell some to my friend overseas.
    I have made many roses like yours… but I always had a difficult time with the beginning of the strand.
    I can’t believe I needed a knot to get mine just better started!

    Thank you for this great and clear tutorial.
    I love it and your blog too.

  18. 18
    Gwen Smith says:

    Thank you for your detailed instructions on making rosettes, fantastic! I was looking through one of many fashion sale catalogs and noticed cardigans were being featured with rosettes (again). A bell rang, hey, I have plenty of those cardigans, I’ll update some with my own rosettes. Now thanks to you, I can. Again thanks.

  19. 19
    Alyssa says:

    I shared this on my blog today!

  20. 20
    Jennings says:

    Question – what’s the best way to secure them without glue? I am starting a co-op of women in Uganda, and this is a great project with their beautiful fabric scraps. But no hot glue… :) Thanks! (I realize I’m WAY after the post was made – hoping you get this!)

  21. 20.1
    Aishah says:

    Love this..finally i found it..can’t wait to do it..thanks dear

  22. glad my tutorial helped, Aishah!
    happy crafting,


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