Frayed fabric flower ponytail holder tutorial 布花のヘアゴム作り方

If you're like me, you probably have piles and piles of fabric scraps left in your sewing room, which just seems to grow bigger and bigger...

Then, why not make a frayed fabric flower ponytail holder using your scraps? It will make your scrap piles a bit smaller... hopefully!

It's a quick project, which will probably take about 30 minutes to make one .  Everything is handstitched so you don't even need a sewing machine.

Okay, let's get going.  Here is the tutorial!

What you need:

  • One rectangle 3" x 8" of fabric scrap (I used light weight denim.  Cut it in bias* only if you want to minimize fraying.)
  • One rectangle 3″ x 8" of another fabric scrap (I used cotton seer sucker in pink check)
  • ponytail holder
  • needle and matching thread
  • a pair of scissors
  • embroidery floss (optional)
*NOTE: The petals of this fabric flowers will fray.  If you want to minimize fraying, cut the rectangles in bias, as I did here for the denim fabric.


1. Begin with making the inner petals.  Select which fabric you would like to use for the inner petals, and fold the fabric rectangle in half like this.

2.  Using the below picture as a guide, begin cutting the bottom "loop" part with approximately 1/4 inch intervals using a pair of scissors.  Leave the top edge uncut approximately 1/2 inch from the top.

3. Using big stitches, start a running stitch along the top, about 1/4" from the top edge.

4. Pull the thread and sew both ends together.

5.  Pinch the needle in the middle and stitch through several times to secure all the layers.

6. Repeat for the outer petals.

7.  Pull the thread and place the outer petals around the inner petals like this.  Secure all the layers by stitching through all sides of the flower several times.   Be careful not to poke your fingers with a needle (ouch!), as you are stitching through several layers of fabrics here!

8.  Using few strands of embroidery floss (optional), attach the ponytail holder by stitching.

Back side will look like this

9.  Now you have one pretty fabric flower ponytail holder completed :)

This one I made with scraps of linen and lace fabrics.  I love the natural look!

You can also make this fabric flower into a flower corsage by adding dangling pieces of rick rack tapes, ribbons and lace and attaching a pin instead of ponytail holder in the back.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and let me know if you make one for yourself ;)

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*** This tutorial is for personal use only please!! ***


Mruna Mistry said...

Hey thanks for the comment...I love this tutorial of your...I'm going to try and make a brooch or shoe clips like this...Thanks for sharing!

Wynn Tan said...

fabulous tute! Easy to follow and the flower looks great!^___^ waiting for another tute? =P

Unknown said...

Thank you, ladies :)


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