- A 3" and a 2" template - The easiest method is to find a can or small dish that meets these measurements and trace the shape on to paper or directly on to the fabric.
- Hair Flower Base - Felt or a medium weight base fabric that has been fused with the wrong sides together to prevent fraying and a semi firm base. You will need enough to cut one 2" circle and one scant 2" circle. Or you may want a single layer of felt with a fusible interfacing. See the directions for creating a base to decide which will work better for your fabric.
- Your Fabric Choices - Organza, tulle, netting, glittery and glitzy fabric will create a hair flower that is ready for any occasion. A fabric that has body and will roll rather than fold will give you a fuller flower than a fabric that lacks body. However the fabric used is again a matter of choice. Fabric which frays can be tamed by fusing two layers, wrong sides together, with fusible web. A fabric that is not apt to fray can be starched to give it extra body to help it hold the desired shapes.
You will need enough to cut approximately fifteen to twenty, 3"circles. This is variable due to how the fabric stands and fills in the "flower". A fabric that is stiff and sturdy will require less circles than tulle or organza circles.
- Hand Sewing Needle and Thread - A strong thread such as Button and Carpet Thread is less likely to break and cause frustration.
- Optional - Pinking Shears to prevent fraying and to add dimension and to the edges of the cut fabric.