In this post you’ll learn how to make a rose out of felt with this easy felt rose tutorial and FREE felt rose template (printable PDF to cut by hand or SVG to cut with a cutting machine)!
Today, I have an awesome and super easy tutorial on making rolled felt roses for you!
These adorable felt flowers are so quick and easy to make, and can be used for a number of different projects from wreaths, headbands, décor and more.
Grab my free template below and start creating your own beautiful felt roses that you can use for your next creative project.
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I wouldn’t consider myself a super crafty person, but when I discovered felt flowers I fell in LOVE! And what’s better is they are so super easy to make — no sewing required!
If you love those beautiful, giant paper flowers, you’ll love my felt flower patterns as well!
Using a Rolled Flower Pattern
There are a few different ways that you can make felt flowers. This tutorial will focus on using a rolled flower pattern, which is probably the quickest and easiest method to use.
You basically just need some felt, my template pattern (download below) to cut your felt flower out and a glue gun.
Cutting Out the Pattern
You can definitely cut these felt flower patterns by hand with your scissors and that would work just fine.
Or, if you have a Cricut you can upload your SVG rolled rose pattern into Design Space and have your Cricut cut it out for you.
Best Cricut Machine for Cutting Felt?
Yes, I may be biased, but I use and love the Cricut Maker to cut most of my felt flower patterns, so if you’re in the market for a quality cutting machine that’s what I’d recommend!
The Cricut Maker is specifically designed to cut felt with its rotary blade. The rotary blade works great on felt because it rolls across the material as opposed to using the fine point blade which kind of drags across the material.
I can’t speak to how other Cricut machines such as the Explore Air 2 work, since I haven’t tried cutting felt with them. From what I have read, the Cricut Explore Air 2 does not have the rotary blade, specifically used for cutting felt. I have seen some hacks and ideas for using the Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut felt, if that is what you have, but you will have to google it.
Don’t have a Cricut? You can still do this project by cutting out the FREE PDF template by hand with scissors!
Materials Needed to Make Rolled Felt Roses
To make these easy felt roses you will need:
- 1 sheet of pink or red felt for petals
- 1 sheet of green felt for leaves
- Scissors or a cutting machine such as the Cricut Maker
- Hot glue gun
- My free rolled rose template (see below)
FREE Rolled Felt Rose Template
Go ahead and download your free felt rose template .ZIP file below!
You’ll want to unzip the file to access both of the individual template files.
Here’s what’s inside the ZIP:
Felt Rose Template Printable PDF (to Cut By Hand)
In the ZIP you will get a PDF version of the template that can be cut out by hand with scissors.
Felt Rose Rolled Flower SVG (Cricut Rose Pattern)
You will also receive a SVG file that can be uploaded into Design Space and cut out using your Cricut machine.
Easy Felt Rose Tutorial
If you are using a Cricut to cut out your pattern, upload the SVG file into Design Space. You can adjust the size of the pattern by clicking and dragging the lower right corner. Depending on what you want to use your felt flower for, you might want a bigger or smaller flower. Use your pink or red sheet of felt with the pink fabric mat (for the Cricut Maker). Click “Make It” and insert the mat into the Cricut. Be sure to use the rotary blade (which is best for cutting felt) then press GO on your machine.
If you are using scissors, use the PDF version of the pattern and cut out the pattern using your red or pink sheet of felt. You can also adjust the size of the pattern if you are wanting bigger or smaller flowers, you just have to adjust the Scale when you go to print. You can use the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to open up the PDF file. Click Print, then under Page, Sizing, & Handling, click Custom Scale and change the number.
Starting on the end without the circle, add a small strip of hot glue and begin rolling the end of the felt. Continue adding small strips of hot glue and rolling the fabric, keeping the bottom of the flower even. As you’re gluing, try to fill in the gaps of the petals so that each row of petals alternates and isn’t stacking on top of each other.
Once you get to the end of the fabric, add a small amount of hot glue onto the circle and fold the circle over the bottom of the flower. Fluff the petals and spread them out to make your flower fuller.
Use scissors to cut out 2 small leaves from the green felt. Some simple little leaves like the ones shown here are easy enough to cut out free handed. Glue the 2 leaves to the bottom of your flower.
And that’s it! Be sure to check out the other tutorials on the site for different ideas using our beautiful felt flower patterns!
Love this easy felt flower craft? Be sure to share and pin it for later, and check out my other felt flower crafts on Indoorzy as well!
✎ Written By: Stephanie
Stephanie is passionate about creating beautiful easy DIY crafts for the home. On Indoorzy she shares felt craft tutorials and templates to make felt flower decor by hand, or with the help of her Cricut Maker.