Y’all are so sweet to welcome Buddy onto my blog. I appreciate your kind comments and encouragement to include some of my personal life. There was not a single comment asking me to “stick to business.”

But, getting back to business, I have the felted wool roses tutorial for you today.

Last week when I saw THIS ADORABLE WREATH that Stephenie made. I knew that I wanted to make my own roses.

You need to start with a 100% wool sweater (or other wool fabric). Run it through your washing machine using hot water and then dry it on a medium or high heat setting. When you open the dryer you will find a shrinky dink version of the sweater (raise your hands if you remember Shrinky Dinks! Click HERE to learn how to make your own.)

Grab a pair of sharp scissors and a round object. I used a can of chicken and a cereal bowl for slightly larger ones.

Trace a circle around your round object. As you can tell, I like to use those slivers of leftover soap.

Cut out the circle.

Start from the edge of your circle and cut a spiral towards the center of your circle. Try to keep the rows consistent, but it is okay if they aren’t. You can give your rose a “haircut” in the end if needed.

At the center, leave a small circle.

Grab the outside starting point of your spiral and begin to roll the wool. Keep rolling until you reach the end.

 
 
 
 

To secure the rose, use some needle and thread to sew several passes back and forth through the center of the rose.

(I’ve used contrasting thread so you can see the stitches, but you should use coordinating thread for a cleaner look.)

Here is a video tracing the stitching pattern I used. Pretend that you don’t notice the radioactive shape I’m about to draw. I guess it could be worse (like a devil symbol?)

If you want to learn how to turn these into roses on a stem, click HERE.

If you will be securing your roses to a flat surface, continue reading:

Lay down the flap and stitch around the edges to secure it.

And you are done! Here is the size of the finished rose in comparison to the can I used as my circle template. About half the size, wouldn’t you say?

Now posted: a tutorial for felted rose stems and embellishing a Goodwill sweater with roses. I can’t wait to show you them!

In the meantime, what could you do with these adorable roses?

Felted Wool Rose Wreath
Felted Rose Adorned Knit Hat
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  2. solene
    solene says:

    qu’elles sont jolies ces roses ! J’adore cette couronne qui est absolument ravissante … merci pour le tuto !
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    Quel joli blog que je reviendrai visiter souvent !
    A bientôt
    Solène

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  3. Eileen
    Eileen says:

    Felted Wool Roses from Pretty Handy Girl – Made the rose in yellow felt. looks lovely & really easy to make Thanks a million from Eileen Ireland

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  1. […] look nice on the brown? I thought about creams and whites for winter. Hmmmm. You could also add felted wool roses instead of fabric. And now it is time to announce some lucky winners! If you know one of these […]

  2. […] If you haven’t already, learn how to make the rose heads, in the tutorial HERE. […]

  3. […] {decorating addiction via pretty handy girl}Brittany, at Pretty Handy Girl, gives a great tutorial on how to make felted roses out of old sweaters.  You can learn how RIGHT HERE. […]

  4. […] If you haven’t already, learn how to make the rose heads, in the tutorial HERE. […]

  5. […] a quick scan of my craft supplies I grabbed a red sweater that I had already felted in the dryer, a piece of white craft felt and a red button. Then I whipped up a little tooth fairy pouch in 10 […]

  6. […] look nice on the brown? I thought about creams and whites for winter. Hmmmm. You could also add felted wool roses instead of fabric. And now it is time to announce some lucky winners! If you know one of these […]

  7. […] Next, grab some of those adorable felt roses we made the other day. (Rose tutorial HERE)  Lay them onto the sweater and play with the […]

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