Welcome! I had used a felt flower on one of my posts last week, and someone had asked about how to make them. I had pinned some really sweet felt examples to one of my Pinterest boards HERE, but it took me a bit to figure out how to make some. (Mine aren't as varied and lovely as THESE from PetitCalla's Etsy shop--she's amazing, and you'll enjoy her site!)
While there are plenty of ways to make felt flowers, I can show you how I made mine. Maybe that will jump-start your own thought processes.
Here I have used a Spellbinders S4-312 Blossom Three die template to cut SIX pieces for the blossom. One piece forms the base. Four pieces are folded in half, and then in half again (in quarters), and stitched shut at the point. The sixth piece, I folded in half, and then rolled and stitched so that I would have one more tightly rolled piece to form the center of the flower. Please note that you can use ANY circular shape--plain circle, scalloped circle, pinked circle--different circles for different looks.
This is what it looks like after I stitch the four quarters in place on the base, and then the center rolled portion. You could also use hot glue if you don't like stitching.
Here I've added a leaf using a die template from the Spellbinders Foliage set. I usually tuck the leaf between the base and one of the bottom quarter-pieces so that I still have a smooth base to attach to something.
Finally, a word about felt: most of my felt is from Papertrey Ink. It is a very good quality, tightly woven 100% wool felt. I have order wool felt online once since I wanted some colors that Papertrey Ink didn't carry yet, and it was a bit thinner and a bit more loosely woven. It still worked. However, I have not had good results with kraft-quality felt from my local big box store.( It tends not to cut cleanly.) So, the quality of your felt matters.
That's it for today. I'll have several Papertrey release pieces later on this week. Have a great week!