The first fabric flowers I posted are sometimes referred to as 'lollipop' flowers and are made from synthetic satin fabric (such as 100% polyester). The edge of the fabric circles are melted. If your fabric isn't 100% synthetic, it doesn't work well.
I discovered I had some satin that must have some other content in it - perhaps cotton. It doesn't melt, it only burns. In this case, 'lollipop' flowers won't work for this fabric. However, there is something called yo-yos (also referred to as Suffolk puffs) that can be made instead. You can find instruction and videos for yo-yos if you need to, but it's quite simple. You take a circle of fabric, sew a running stitch around the edge and pull, gathering up the circle. Now, if you aren't putting something in the center, you will probably want to turn a 'hem' under around your edge first about a 1/4 inch. Unless you want a frayed edge in the middle of your flower.
Here are a few I made. One with a large sequin with bead in the middle, one with a button and beads, and one where I added seed beads while stitching. In the last case, I should've turned my hem under so the bead wouldn't get as lost in the frayed edge. It was the first time I've made them, so I was playing around experimenting.