No Sew ruffle flower…tutorial

“no sew ruffle flower tutorial”

I have the privlige of being a part of the best MOPS group ever
We always have great food, heart warming conversations and amazing speakers.
The icing on the cake is we have a first class craft cordinator.

A MOPS craft budget is not very big.
and none of us want to make something that looks like it was a preschool project.

We have made some great items that I still use year after year.
necklaces, key fobs, and magnets.

One of my favorite crafts we did a few years ago was to decorate a tote bag.
We cut out fabric and used wonder under to attach it to the bag.
they were super cute.

This year we brought back the bag idea but did it a little different.
we made no sew fabric ruffle flowers and used fabric paint pens

I shared these bags on facebook and a few people asked how they were made.
I made a tutorial for you today…

Supplies needed…


  • scissors
  • pen/pencil
  • glue gun / glue sticks
  • fabric
  • circle template (can free hand)
  • fabric
  • tote bag


1. trace (or free hand) a circle onto your bag
2. circle on bag
3. cut fabric into strips. I made mine about 1 1/4″


4. add a strip of glue about 3-4 inches along the line of your circle
5. start scrunching your fabric on the glue line, be careful as the glue is hot
6. add another 3-4 inch line of glue and continue scrunching the strip of fabric. when you get to the end of a strip just overlap the ends and keep scrunching.
7. when you get to the end of the outer circle you need to continue your circle about 1/2 inch below. I drew a pen line so you could see where i continue my circle. Keep moving your circle 1/2 inch in until you reach the end.

8. You can either just finish your flower by closing up the center with the ruffles or add a button.
That’s it.

Easy Peasy.




Makes the perfect gift.

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  1. Lucia A.Oiveira says:

    This is beautiful! Love this Thanks for the tutorial!

    Obrigado sou Lucia de Sorocaba São Paulo Brasil- Sou apaixonada por artesanato, pricipalmente bolsas. Parabéns por tudo! Beijussssssssssssss kissssssssssssss


  3. These are so pretty! What a great idea!

  4. So cute! I love this- thanks for the tutorial.

  5. This is beautiful! I’d love for you to join my brand new linky party!

  6. What a great idea! I’ve always shied away from ruffles since I can’t sew a stitch. I’m so glad to have found this tutorial; thank you!

  7. I’m all about no-sew…this is fantastic!

  8. These bags are so cute. Smart idea. Thank you for sharing them.


  10. Those are so pretty! I want one for myself!

  11. This is definitely easy peasy, looks fantastic!

  12. What a great project! I love the pretty fabric you used. I have a linky party opening up on Sunday night – Make it Great Monday! and I’d love for you to share this~ (

  13. This is too cute! I love ruffles, but man are they a pain to sew. I have been putting off doing something like this on a pillow, maybe I’ll give it a shot with this! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love the bags! You are right, what an awesome gift to give (or receive! *smile*)

  15. So so pretty!! Great idea! I’m pinning it!

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