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Simple Fabric Flowers
By Cherie No vember 9, 2011
T here are so many ways to make f lowers with f abric! I am going to show you 3 dif f erent looks using the same basic technique. –Supplies– Needle and T hread Fabric Button Hot Glue Gun
For the f irst f lower cut a strip 1 – 1 1/2″ wide and the length of the f abric long (about 44″ long) I cut the edge of one side with pinking shears. T his will help the edges not f ray and also give the f lower a unique look.
pull your thread tight. You can overlap the f lower or have it be a single layer.
When you get to the end of the f abric. Stitch along the entire edge. I overlapped it one time.
Here is a close up of the stitching.On the edge that is not cut with pinking shears take the needle in and out of the f abric. T his will gather the f abric.
stitch it in place by taking the needle through the f lower and then back through again. You have GOT to get yourself a f ew button jars! T hey are so amazing to have around!
.When the f lower is shaped the way you want it.
With the extra thread I sewed on a matching button. Do this as many times as you need to until it f eels secure. T hen tie your thread in a knot. From my Paradise Button Jar.
I did not overlap this f lower if you want to do so
For this f lower I cut a piece of f abric to 3″ wide by 24″ long.I love the way the pinking shears made this f lower look. T his f lower reminds me of a carnation.
just use a longer strip of f abric.
. Put the ends together and tuck them in the back.
Fold the f abric strip in half and stitch along the edge as shown in the f irst f lower. Make sure you always stitch through both layers of the f abric.
Pull your thread tight gathering you f abric. Stitch the f lower together the same as the f irst f lower and sew on a button.
T his third f lower is the same as the last one except you cut the f abric into “petals” af ter the f abric strip is f olded.
You cut through the f old of the f abric. Cut the strip about every inch or so. Leave about 1/4″ so you have room f or your stitching.Fold your f abric strip in half as shown above.
(I had a picture of this. I glued a rolled rosette to the center instead of a button this time. you can f luf f up the petals and give the f lower a f uller look. T his f lower can have a couple dif f erent looks. You’ll be surprised how well it stays! I decided not to f luf f up my f lower. but it didn’t turn out. Sorry.) Stitch along the edge and gather as usual. Spray some Stif f en Stuf f over the f lower to help it keep its shape.
If you gather it and over lap it.
and a bar pin.
. a lined Single Prong Clip.For the back of each f lower I glued a Felt Circle.
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Now I can pin the f lower to a bag or shirt or wear it in my hair. you get to see another way to give this f lower a dif f erent look!
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T his is the same f lower as #2. T his f lattens the f lower and also adds detail. but I sewed along the edge with my sewing machine.
I used a red Bottle Cap f or the center. So cute! Bottle Caps also come in a pack of 10 f or only 95 cents!! A very inexpensive way to add a lot of character!
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