February 3, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Fabric Rosette Accessories Tutorial (Purse, Headband, Pin and Statement Necklace)

Last week I made crepe paper roses to make a centerpiece for Valentines Day. Expanding on the same concept this week, I changed mediums and moved into fabric. All of the accessories featured today feature fabric rosette embellishments.


Fabric (fabric used for all pieces, with leftovers, was 1 1/4 yards)
Matching thread
Magnetic closure for purse
Hot glue gun and glue
Bar Pins
Headbands or bobby pins
Miscellaneous embellishments (buttons, beads, etc)

How To:

First off is the cute purse. This is called the Buttercup Bag and the pattern and instructions can be found FOR FREE (seriously, no strings attached) here at Made by Rae.  I completed mine in under an hour and I can’t wait to make more!  It is the perfect size to take for a mom’s night out.

Now to the rosette embellishments.  To start, you need to make your strip of fabric.  The width and length of the fabric is what determines the ultimate depth and width of the rosette.  My basic rosette starts with about a two inch by 22 inch strip.

Tie a knot in one end of the strip.  This will be your center base and what you work off of.

Twist and tack down the fabric with hot glue around the center core.

Keep repeating as you go out farther and farther from the center, tacking down with glue frequently as you go.  Remember that the tighter the twist, the more compact and tight the rosette.  The looser the twist, the fluffier and bigger the rosette.

When you get near the end turn over the rosette and cut off the knotted nub.  Secure the end of your fabric to the bottom with hot glue.


 The next steps differ depending on what you plan on doing with the rosette.  For the embellishments on the purse I cut out small circles of felt.  I then liberally applied hot glue to the back of the rosette and then I placed the felt in the center.

Finally I glued a bar pin to the back.

A large single bloom can be attached to a lapel, or two smaller to a purse!

To make the statement necklace take several rosettes of different sizes and fabrics.  Arrange them on a piece of felt until you come up with and arrangement you like.

Trace around the edges of the design and then cut out the felt, this will be the foundation of your necklace.

Proceed by gluing the rosettes down in your pre-determined pattern.  Finish by adding buttons, beads or other baubles to enhance the overall look.

Take your chain, mine was purchased at Walmart for $2 in the jewelry findings section, and open a link to split it in the middle.

Glue or sew one side to each end of your felt backing.

Cover with small pieces of felt, and finished!

Finally, I just took two large rosettes and hot glued them to a thin black headband.

So many accessories for so little money!  I love that they all coordinate with each other.  Do I recommend decking yourself out in all of them at once?  Absolutely not!  But a matching purse and necklace, or headband and lapel pin would make nice pairings.


I spent about $6 on fabric and another six on findings like the pin backings, headband and chain.

Questions?  Let me know!  Make one of your own, show me pics!  And of course I love a comment knowing you’ve stopped by!

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  1. I was hoping to see you model the items 😉

  2. That purse is adorable! I thought for sure you had bought it at Target:) I'm not great at following patterns but I am going over to check out the purse pattern soon!

  3. I love them both! Thanks for sharing your pattern source. I'm definitely going to check that out. You must get lots of compliments when you go out and about with your matching purse and necklace!

  4. Oooo, cute! I was just looking at a pair of my shoes this morning and thinking that they need an embellishment such as this. Thanks for the tutorial!
    Visiting from Amanda's.

  5. Looks easy and fun! Maybe I'll give it a try.
    Yours looks great. Definitely need a model lol

  6. Very cute! Love the purse the most.

  7. rebecca @ older and wisor says:

    Six bucks for all that cuteness??? Fabulous!

    (Linking over from Be Different Act Normal)

  8. Bautiful! Thanks for the tutorial

  9. Great tutorial! I've made rosettes before, but never tried my hand with a necklace! Love the fabric you chose. 🙂 Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. 🙂 Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. 🙂

  10. These are SO addicting! Love the colors you used!

  11. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    I love how all of them turned out! Super cute! 🙂

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