How to make a SNOWFLAKE with and on fabric: 4 Easy methods

Learn to make beautiful snowflakes on fabric in this step by step tutorial. Decorate them with beads, sequins, rhinestones.

Do you like Snowflakes?  Those thin clear 6 pointed flakes which are made up entirely of water molecules but sparkle like diamonds. There is no way you can replicate their looks, so easily. But would you like to try to make a snowflake on fabric?

snowflakes embroidered by sewing machine on net

Papers and scissors were my favourite craft tools during childhood. I will cut out paper by the dozen from my school notebooks to make cute little snowflakes – and then all of those will end up in the wastebasket. When you make these snowflakes with fabric, I do not think you will treat them with the same callousness. I hope not. Here are some easy methods to make them.

make snowflake with simple straight stitch e,broidery

To make this embroidery snowflake, you should first make 3 intersecting lines, making up the usual 6 points of a snowflake.

make a the spokes with back stitch

After this, make straight stitches to denote the branches. 

Add beads on the ends of chain stitched spokes for the snowflake

For this draw and embroider the lines with chain stitch

Chain stitch made in 8 spokes

You can embellish your snowflakes with beads, sequins and rhinestones.

Or make the whole snowflakes with bead embroidery.

Sew beads along the mark made for snowflakes

One another way to make these snowflakes is to cut the fabric into the snowflake shape.
cut out snowflake shape from fabric

To cut a snowflake from paper, cut square in the appropriate size. You can make the fabric stiff by applying interfacing on the back. 

Make fabric stiff with interfacing

Fold it many times. When you fold it by the  middle and then fold again you get a 8 point snowflake.

but to get a 6 point snowflake fold the fabric this way.

Step 1. First fold the fabric diagonally.

Fold the fabric diagonally

Step 2 Then again fold it once more. Keep this shape in front of you – Bring the raw edge to top.

making snowflakes

Step 3. Bring one side edge folded to the inside 1/3 of the way.

Bring the corners of the fabric up

Step 4: Fold the other side over this, overlapping the whole thing.

Overlap the fabric edges

Now you have this tight little fabric piece in a triangle shape.

Step 4:

Mark the snowflake shape of the folded fabric

This needs to be marked and then cut. Mark pattern on the fabirc.

Cut out everything outside the shape you have drawn.

Cut off the extra outside of your design

If you want an 8 pointed snowflake, you have to fold the fabric in the normal way.

Fold the fabric by the middle and then again by the middle. 

FOld stiffened fabric by half and then half again

Then fold this into a triangle. Mark the pattern and cut


FOld the fabric as a triangle

Remember that the edges might fray, so if you are particular about it apply fray check, after cutting)

Another very easy way is to cut out a snowflake shape from fabric (If you attach double sided paper on the back you can use it as a clothing patch) and then decorate with 3d paint. (preferably white)


Cut out stiff laminated jute a nd make designs on it with glitter glue

Related posts : How to make easy fabric christmas ornaments ; Make fabric toys; Make fabric baskets ; Make fabric trays. 

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Author: Sarina Tariq

Hi, I love sewing, fabric, fashion, embroidery, doing easy DIY projects and then writing about them. Hope you have fun learning from sewguide as much as I do. If you find any mistakes here, please point it out in the comments.
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