Learn how to cut felt sunflowers on your Cricut using the Wavy Blade! These felt sunflowers make great gift toppers, hair accessories, and even embellishments for clothing — I’m putting mine on my “Cricut” dress!
I adore sunflowers! They are so bright and cheery, they spread seeds of happiness, and always make me smile! I’ve designed several paper sunflowers and sunflower designs (like for my waterslide tumbler), but today I’m doing something special. I’m using my new Cricut Wavy Blade on my Cricut Maker to quickly and easily cut over two dozen FELT sunflowers so I can embellish a dress. Why, you ask? Because I was invited to Cricut Headquarters in Utah and decided I MUST have a Cricut dress. And so my felt sunflower (and grass skirt) was born! You can cut this simple sunflower out of either felt or paper, using a regular blade or the wavy blade — your choice!
If you’re curious about the Cricut Wavy Blade, this is a new Maker Tool introduced this summer! Learn more about it and the other Maker Tools over in my Cricut Maker Tool Guide! The great thing about the Wavy Blade is how FAST it can cut out this detailed flower — without the wavy blade, these sunflowers would have taken a long time to cut out all of the wavy edges. No wavy blade? You can still cut these sunflowers out with a regular blade!
Ready? Let’s make a felt sunflowers! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials for the Felt Sunflowers (and Cricut Dress)
- Felt (I used Cricut Felt from the Summer Sky sampler and Carousel sampler) -or- cardstock (I used dark yellow, light yellow, brown, and greens)
- Pink FabricGrip mat
- Fabric Fuse, hot glue, or needle and thread (or embroidery floss)
- (Optional) Cricut Everyday Iron-On Vinyl
- (Optional) Cricut Cutie design
- (Optional) Vintage A-line dress
- A way to cut your felt or paper (I used the amazing Cricut Maker with the Wavy Blade)
- Design #159 – My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library—get the password at the bottom of this post)
How to Make Felt Sunflowers for a Cricut Dress
First, download my sunflower design (Design #159)from my free resource library (you can get a password for it at the bottom of this page). If you’re going to cut the felt out on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
Here’s what my felt sunflower SVG design file looks like uploaded to Cricut Design Space. Note that no ungrouping, attaching or scoring is necessary in this design. Just click that green Make It button and you’re good to go!
Note that if you use the Cricut Wavy Blade, you’ll want to change the designs from “Cut” to “Wave” in the Linetype menu at the top of Cricut Design Space.
And don’t forget to put your Wavy Blade in your Cricut Maker, too!
Now just place your felt on your FabricGrip mat and load it into your Cricut Maker!
When all of the pieces are cut, just put them together and attach them with glue or thread! You can even put cute faces on if you use embroidery thread, like this!
Isn’t this just adorable? Here’s what I did with all of my sunflowers!
The green at the bottom is Cricut Everyday Iron-On — I just love it! Here I am wearing the dress right before I go to Cricut HQ today!
(Note: I didn’t sew the dress — I’ve had it for a while and bought it here! It is SO fun to wear! Read more about my dresses and personal style.
I even hid a little Cricut cutie amongst the felt sunflowers!
I even embellished a purse to go along with my Cricut dress! These sunflowers are hot glued on — super easy!
Oh, and if you’re wondering where I found that little Cricut cutie, he’s over on Design Space here!
Get my free SVG cut files and patterns for the Sunflower and Grass Skirt
If you make these sweet felt sunflowers, please share a photo in our Facebook group, email it to me at [email protected], or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.
Want to remember this? Save the Felt Sunflower with the Cricut Wavy Blade to Your Favorite DIY Pinterest Board!
Leanne Mitchem says
Omg!! Jennifer your look so awesome. That dress is fabulous. I think your going to be the brightest and most cheerful cricuteer HQ has ever seen! Have fun.