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Fabric Rose and Peony

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2009

Garden Rose Template
Whole Peony Template
Left Side of Peony Template
Right Side of Peony Template
Various Peony Petal Sizes Template

Download and print our templates (be sure the Adobe Reader's page scaling setting is set to none); then cut out each one along the solid lines. The PDF file may contain several sizes; print the page that has the one you need.

We use the smallest peony template and the largest rose template to make the bridesmaid corsages. We used the largest template to make the oversize peony worn in the bride's hair. It can be downloaded two ways: One version prints on 11-by-17-inch paper; if your home printer won't print on paper that large, you can take the image on a disk or thumb drive to any copy shop. The alternate version prints on two pieces of 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper; cut out each template, and then overlap them at the shaded areas and tape together.

Use the stencil to cut out 9 to 17 layers of fabric (the bigger your flower, the more layers you'll need). Stagger the layers on top of one another and sew them together by stitching a few times through the center of the stack. Fold the stack in half top to bottom, then fold it again side to side. Sew three or four stitches along the open seam, just enough to anchor the fold. Arrange the petals as you like with your fingers.

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Comments (14)

  • kathysdawning 2 May, 2014

    I've tried several times to download the Peony templates but I've not had any luck doing so. Also, I cannot find the template for the pansy fabric flowers, any suggestions?

  • jennaboo84 4 Jan, 2013

    None of the template links seem to work :(

  • snw219 20 Aug, 2011

    Would someone be able to fix the 'bride's hair' link?

  • daisyanndesigns 3 Jul, 2011

    I downloaded these templates to make my headpiece for my wedding in September, they work really well with taffeta and dress net, While doing that project I had the idea of trying to make the same flowers in paper for centerpieces because I've been looking for weeks for a template to make paper hydranga flowers and this looked perfect. It is, it also works really well for paper camelias.

  • RafersMom 23 Oct, 2010

    I used Taffeta, shangdun, dupioni

  • RafersMom 23 Oct, 2010

    I used Taffeta, shangdun, dupioni

  • alacroix 21 Sep, 2009

    What kind of fabric do you recommend for these?

  • christinemanderson 27 Jul, 2009

    The Dalia template was on the first page. Here is the link

  • aliechicago 19 Jul, 2009

    Where's the dahlia template?

  • frostingcouture 15 Jul, 2009

    These are beautiful! I wish i could have another wedding! lol

  • aewreay 9 Jul, 2009

    Perhaps you could use some kind of seam sealer? Just a thought.

  • phototaker2510 6 Jul, 2009

    I wish I knew what fabric they used I'm having issue finding some thing

  • phototaker2510 6 Jul, 2009

    I wish I knew what fabric they were using here...I'm having an issue with things raveling

  • luvsdecorating 3 Jul, 2009

    I'm wondering how you keep the edges of the fabric from raveling if you use organdy or taffeta.