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May 29, 2010
These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven¶t used those tea lights in a while, now¶s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own.
· Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads
1. Cut circle patterns out of card stock. Make the largest one¶s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. Create a few of these, lessening the diameter bit by bit so that the end result has smaller petals in the center and larger ones around the outside. You can also use a pattern here, which works very nice!
2. Trace around the pattern onto the silk fabric (using a pen). You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn¶t necessary. And if it¶s not uniform, it adds character. And character is good.
3. Take the scissors and cut out the circle and petals. Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. Carefully cut only about a third of the way into the circles to create the petals. You can do as many or few petals as you would like, or even add some variety to them. I cut five times, making five medium-sized petals. You can also round the corners of the petals, if you so desire.
this is rather dangerous). as it is very easy to get burnt. Continue to gently melt the edges of each petal until you have gone all the way around. Be very careful (please have adult supervision. making sure to keep the circle rotating so that it does not overheat and catch fire.4. Hold the cut petals about one to two inches above the flame. Do this with each layer. . Use the lit candle to melt and crinkle the edges.
And the list could go on of how these flowers can add extra beauty! What are some of your ideas? And remember: every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! (Thank you. If you would like to add extra stability to the flower. Breezy. You can come up through the top because the center of the top layer can be covered by a button or bead. Sew (or glue) the petal layers together. you can sew or glue a piece of felt onto the back (make sure it is large enough to give good stability. but small enough so that it won¶t be seen from the top). create a beginning knot and then sew the layers together. ponytail holder. For a hair accessory. For a broach.5. To finish the flower. Using a needle and thread. sew (or glue) the button or bead on top. you can sew or glue the back of the flower to the back of a bobby pin. you can sew or glue them onto a broach pin or even a safety pin. for being such a wonderful hair and hand model!) Stay updated on Simply Vintagegirl! . or snap-clip.
headdresses. Back to the top . wristbands. You can use it as a decorative addition to fx. bags. And it's pretty. 80 x 9 cm scissors This is really an easy flower to make. etc.Fabric Flower Tutorial You'll Need: y y y y y a sewing machine an overlocker (or zig-zag stitches on your sewing machine) needle and thread a piece of fabric approx.
I've used party satin. so I won't see any ragged fabric when I sew the flower together. Back to the top Now I've folded the fabric wrong side against wrong side. but anything can be used.Here's a picture of my chosen fabric. . I've rounded the sides. and sewn a stitch alongside the edges.
Sew loosely on the edge as shown on the picture. If you wrinkle too much. and knot it. you won't have enough fabric to get a pretty flower. Back to the top . and it you wrinkle too little. you'll just get a fabric roll . And you should do so. Back to the top Now thread your needle with a long piece of thread.You'll want to overlock or zig-zag the edges too. Not too much. but not too little either. You should be able to wrinkle the fabric with your sewing.
while the top should become the prettiest fabric flower. .. :) Back to the top Here's a picture of the bottom..Now. and sewing the edges together. you start rolling the flower together. using the same thread. The bottom should become a roll.
one of the women who works there. A few weeks ago I visited the Quilting Cottage in American Fork.Friday. I love the Quilting Cottage. I spoke with Wendy. But I was wrong. She was making ribbon flowers pins for an upcoming wedding. but they have a wonderful selection of fabrics. 2010 guest blogger tutorial: calli of make it do. May 21. Wendy was kind enough to teach me how to make them.. Here's what you need: . While there. The pins look a lot like the ones they sell at Anthropologie. but hers are a fraction of the cost. okay today please give a warm welcome to calli of make it do! I thought with pretty good certainty that the last corsage I would ever pin on was at Senior Prom in High School. Utah. which is not only a quaint little store. They were so darling I would happily wear one..
y 2-4 yards of wire ribbon (depending on how large and tight you want your flower) (I used one and 1/2 inch wide ribbon.) y quilting thread or other strong thread y small amount of felt y hair clip or pin (or both) .
Leave a few inches wire hanging out from the ends. . To start. Using quilting thread run a stitch through the ribbon several times to secure. fold your ribbon back on forth a few times (on the side of ribbon which you've just pulled the wire). Pull on the wire of one side of the ribbon to ruffle. 2. so pull gently.1. Ruffle the entire length of your piece of ribbon. Not all wire ribbon is the same. Some are more fragile. but clip away the rest to get it out of your way.
Secure each wrap by stitching all the way through the layers in a star pattern. .3. Start wrapping the ribbon around.
. Once it is large enough to be difficult to stitch through all the layers.4. secure by stitching to the previous layer.
. Cut off any excess wire hanging out of the ends.5. Stitch into place. 6. When you come to the end of the ribbon. That way I could easily slip in onto a hair clip or a pin. I cut a second layer of felt in a wide strip and secured it with a zigzag on each side. fold the the corner of ribbon back inside to hide the raw edge. Cut a circle out of felt to cover the back of the flower.
.. And it was fast and easy.. I love how this flower turned out. I'm off to make several more as gifts right now.. Stitch the felt into place on the back of the flower using a blind stitch. Check out my Felt Poinsettia Flower Pin as well.7. I used 4 yards of fabric for this flower. . It looks just like the peonies blooming in my garden right now. my kind of one evening project. and made it fairly dense.
and satin *Beads or buttons for the center . Organza Flower Tutorial What you'll need: *Your desired fabric(s)--we used a combination of organza. Very classy. tulle. how exciting! i hope you all are having fun with these while i'm gone! how to make pretty organza flowers Welcome back for another day of Flower Week! Today's flowers are made from layers of organza. These are perfect for a hair clip or a pretty pin for your jacket or purse. and satin and a few pearly beads.calli that is just adorable! thanks so much! i could think of quite a few places where i would like one of those lovely flowers! tomorrow we will have one more guest blogger tutorial. tulle.
They do not need to be exact or symmetrical at all. .*Invisible (clear) thread and a needle *Scissors *Candle and matches 1. Cut your fabric into flower shapes or circles. Our flowers were about 4 inches across. You'll need 3-4 flowers total for one completed flower.
but just be aware and pay close attention. Using the clear thread and needle. . Using a candle. We used 3-4 layers. Layer your melted pieces. very carefully singe or melt the edges of your flower piece. you can clean it up by trimming them with scissors. Just hold the edge close to the flame and turn it to evenly melt the edges around the shape. Be careful not to let your flower become engulfed in flames! It's actually pretty easy to keep it under control. 3. If you don't like the melted edges (meaning you have black. and finish it with a small knot in the back. going through all layers of fabric.2. The edges will begin to curl. singed edges). but play around with your pieces until you like the way it looks. sew a few beads or buttons in the center of your flower. There is not wrong way to do this.
4. You could sew this on or use a strong glue. Attach to an alligator clip or pin of your choice to the back. .
Voila! These would be so pretty in a bride's or bridesmaid's hair. and we were able to find several with matching colors in all three fabrics. Happy melting! You might also like: You¶re going to need something festive to wear to that party you¶re planning. We found all our fabrics at JoAnn. but I also love them with jeans. aren¶t you? Or to give as gifts this season? These party flowers might just be the ticket. These flowers. just like the . There are tons of colors to choose from.
pillows«your jacket«even hang them from your tree! CLICK HERE for the full project how-to after the jump! . Pin them to anything«.ornaments from yesterday. Find just the right wool plaid coat or skirt. The weight of the wool fabric really gives nice body to these flowers. or a fabric remnant and you can make several of these. and the best part is that these are made from woolens found at the thrift or secondhand store. are super easy to make.
Using the 4 flower sizes on the template and your disappearing fabric marker (or light pencil mark). (*Please note that all edges are left raw on these.) y y y y large Flower.Party Flower Supplies-Woolen weight plaid (solids would work too. trace the amount needed onto the back of your fabric. but the weight of a wool fabric works best) -Party Flower template (download here) -disappearing fabric marker. approx.cut 1 2nd largest flower. 3 x 3 . I love it this way. -pin backs (available at Joann¶s and other craft stores) -matching thread -handsewing needle -fabric glue (or some type of strong glue) -*flower stamens (optional) These can be ordered from Tinsel Trading How to Make1.cut 2 . Cut out carefully. or a pencil to make a light mark -scissors -a scrap piece of wool for the back of the pin.cut 4 3rd largest flower-cut 4 smallest flower.
Lay this onto the large fabric flower. and fold it into quarters. make several stitches going through the folded point and the large flower. Do this for the other three flowers this size. . The largest flower will be the base. so lay that one right side up onto your work surface. and using needle and thread. to hold it in place (this is the only point the flower is stitched down.2. 3. the folded point at the center of the large flower. Next. take one of the 2nd largest flowers. to attach the other flowers to. so make sure its secure). right side facing out.
Place them on the top of your flower. You will also do the same process to secure the next smaller sized flower. Grab a few of the flower stamens (if you are using them). Stitch these with some tiny stitches through their centers.) . side by side. so these aren¶t laying directly over the others 5. but for added fluff its nicer to turn your entire base a bit. When sewing on the two smallest flowers. I like to tie them all together in a knot before I stitch down.4. folded sides towards the center. and stitch down with a few inconspicuous stitches through the center of their stems (if the wire stems are long enough. wrong sides together. place them in between these two flowers (at their folds). only fold them each in half (not in quarters).
centering it on the wool. Using your scrap piece of wool. 7. Make simple handsewn whip stitches around the felt oval to secure onto the flower. and carefully place in the center of the back of the flower (where all those handstitches will hopefully be covered up). sew a pinback to the right side of this piece. Add on the pin back. cut it into an oval-ish shape.designspongeonline. Put a few dabs of fabric glue on the back side of this pinback/wool scrap piece. Using your needle and thread. You¶re done.com/2009/12/partyflower.html#ixzz17JNVe1GF . Enjoy! Read more at Design*Sponge http://www.6.
. I am also giving you a PDF here: Download Howtomakeflowers(Portable Document Format) so that you can just print it out from there.How To Make Chiffon Flowers by Calamity Kim OK. You may click on it and it will take you to Flickr where you may chose all sizes and then get the largest size to right click and save. so I made you a little worksheet on the chiffon flowers.
It also can be dangerous and should be supervised by adults or firemen due to sudden bursts of flaming tulle melting the skin from your hands or singing the drapes! I am not liable or responsible for any damages to you or your home or trailer park! Please create these flowers at your own risk! There. You have been warned! . silk. Please be advised that this is stinky and should be done in a well ventilated area. organza or any other fabric to create full and fluffy blossoms.I use between 8 and 15 layers of chiffon. I like to scrunch and wad them up in my sweaty little hands to create wrinkles and texture before I burn the edges with a candle or long lighter. now. tulle.
I wrap a 12" length of yarn around the two fingers of my left hand and then go back through the center (like making a pompom) and tie it in the middle. I will do the other fabric roses for you and then you are on your own to create a garden of flowers that will last forever with no water or weeding necessary! Happy creating! .they only burn. These blossoms are older and are in their last heyday before the petals have fallen to the ground. I also use a dog brush to fray the edges of silk and cotton because they don't melt. You want some edges to fray and some to be curled up.just stack them in a layer of large to small and sew together with some stitches all the way through using green perle cotton or embroidery thread. Sew that to the center and then add some beads. I love to watch the edges curl and puff and melt and the more distressed the better! The key is to not have perfect circles to begin with. The back stitches are covered by the pin back and a circle of green felt to cover it.I myself am a pyromaniac and I admit it freely. Tadah! You have done it! Easy Peasey! a lovely fabric flower to wear or adorn your favorite bag or bear! TomorrowMake that. when the sun comes out again.. I just trim it to fit the width of the pin bar and stitch it on with a nice blanket stitch. Then make a small fuzzy yarn center and stitch it on.cut them in degrees of sizes and make the edges irregular.. so I can take some pictures. It's very simple to put together once you have your circles finished.
Cut 5 circles out from fabric using a CD/disc. Fold them in half and iron or press as any good quilter would tell you..Love & Stitches! Calamity Kim Today I decided to make a fabric flower and then thought why not do a tutorial and share with my friends..... So here goes.this half circle is one petal.. I thought it would be a lot quicker to use a full circle and just fold it over. .... My friend Naomi came over and we were chatting about the fabric flower she made sewing two half circles together.lol.
You could even put a key-chain on it.Using matching cotton thread do a basting stitch to gather the raw edges about 1/8th of inch from the edge. Pull up tight and tie off the first petal. If you want them smaller just cut smaller circles for your petals. Join the last one to the first one so you have nice flower with a hole in the middle. This flower is about 4. magnet. So both sides of my flower looks perfect and no messy bits on the back. sew it directly onto a tote bag. I made one for the front and one for the back. Brooch. I decided to make 2 yo-yo's for my middle. I put them upside down so the smooth side faces out.5" across from petal to petal.5" in width. As you can see below the back looks good too. . You can then use it to do whatever you wish. Continue onto the next petal doing the same until you have the five attached. I used a yo-yo maker that is about 3.
I kept sitting there trying to figure out how to finish and still. Three different fabric scraps A metal botton to cover it up .. I will do a simple tote bag tutorial soon to show you how pretty your flower can look on a tote bag. So. It was a project that I kind of made up as I went along..Enjoy and have fun making these easy flowers. I will share a quick tutorial.. I decided to work on something else. that's when I spotted those little pieces of fabrics on my table. That's how this scrappy corsage was born.. I was sitting and working on a project the other day. nothing came...stay tuned folks. then I had a mental block. You will need. Tutorial ~Scrappy Corsage ~ Ok.
whichever you prefer. I just eyeballed it.the order is cut. The inner peddles are 1 3/4" tall X 1 3/4" wide in the bottom. . I cut out a circular piece of wool then. sewed the outer peddles on to it. How to: 1. Use the picture as a guide.. Make inner peddles same way as step 2. To make the peddles. Fold the scrap pieces right sides together. my outer peddles are 2 1/2" tall X 2" wide in the bottom. 2. 3. except. sew. the way to fold the bottom is little different. turn.One silk flower Alligater pin or clothes pin. and fold the bottom. then cut six sets of peddles for the outer peddles and six sets for the inner peddles..
I was able to come up with the design for the other project. Put eiter alligater clip or clothes pin. Isn't it interesting how our minds work? Sometimes we need a little detour to figure something out. Ready to wear! After I was finihed with this. 5.4. . Cover the metal button then. sew it to the flower. For the middle part I chose to use a silk flower.
. I said. "Well".) You might also like: Tutorial ~ Jean Corsage~ (Got Old Jeans?) It all started when I decided to get rid of this worn pair of jeans.As soon as Rachel saw this corsage." .. "I will share it with you but it's mine.. Rachel was asking me if that was hers.. .
Remember. It is easier to cut by using the corners as a guide. rear. but not $38.. Then the frugul side of me kicked in and stopped me from throwing the jeans in the trash. Cut 5 squares. it doesn't need to be perfect! That give the corsage charactor.It was a much darker color when I bought it. but I am doing tutorial for one item today..3".00 pretty. 1. It was pretty.. 1.2 3/4". some parts are faded( knee.you know how that goes). . 2. I made a couple of things.3 1/2".2 1/2".00. I will show you what I did.. Cut out flower shapes. if I remember correctly. but now. 1. it was around $38. I saw a jean corsage at an expensive department store once. I decided to make my own with my old jeans. 1. 2.
) . (It will fray a little. but not as much. it also gives body to each of the petals. Sew along the edges of the flowers to prevent fraying.3.
Stack them together. . I like that the beads don't stand out too much. I originally wanted to do a cream color. but I ended up picking darker colors. Sew a large bead in the middle. I sew at least a couple times for each bead to make sure they are secure.4. sew 7-8 pearls around it. then. Make sure that petals don't overlap each other from the top layer down to the bottom layer. large flower to small. 5. For the color of the beads.
6. sew that onto the back of the flower. . Sew the pin to a 1 1/2" felt circle. Using the slip stitch.
7. Time to enjoy! . It is totally a personal choice. 8. I didn't won't my flower to lay flat. so I squeezed it and made the shape.
I love making hair accessories. I have seen zipper flowers popping up here and there and for Christmas I decided to make one for my sister. It was easier than I thought it would be so I wanted to share how to make them. . Not sure why. I don't really love wearing them but I sure love making them and giving them to my sisters or friends.
What you need: metal zipper (or thick toothed zipper) at least 7 inches long glue gun felt scraps headband First. This will be the center of the rose. . take your zipper and separate the sides/tapes by removing the bottom stopper. dab some glue onto the extended part of the tape and fold over. Next. I tried using pliers but ended up just pulling it apart. Just make sure to not rip anything. Dab and fold one more time.
Keep on going until you get to the other end of the zipper tape. . Add a thicker line of glue and attach it to the underpart of the flower. You are now done with one zipper rose. Dab a thin line of glue along the bottom edge and then wrap around the center keeping the shape round.Now work in small sections.
.(For some reason this picture won't rotate. . but you still get the idea of what the back looks like) Repeat all steps for the other half of the zipper..
On the first glue both roses. . if you want to make a headband out of your roses.Now. I cut 2 small rectangles of felt. here is what I did. Keep them close together so a lot of felt doesn't show through.
figure out where you want the roses positioned and glue directly onto the headband. . Use the other piece of felt and glue on the underside. Make sure to fill in any gaps between the pieces of felt.Next.
and sandwiched each end of the headband (to add some cushion so it is more comfortable to wear). And you are done! . added a thick line of glue on one side (down the center is fine . I cut 2 smaller rectangles. you might want to include this last step.And if you're cheap like me and got headbands from the dollar store.the glue will squeeze out towards the sides).
felt. rose. and at Making the World Cuter. flowers. zipper . Cottage Instincts Make It For Monday. Posted by Jess at 7:00 AM Labels: accessory. headband. The Girl Creative: Just Something I Whipped Up Monday.Linking up with Skip To My Lou Made By You Mondays. tutorial.
1 7 8-inch-diameter circles. Cut out circles from the panné and chiffon. 1 8 yard Fabric glue Gold sequins. 3 8-inch-wide Hand needle Pinking shears Ribbon. . 1. The Olfa circlecutting rotary cutter makes cutting fabric circles easy and quick. You can adjust the rosette size by changing the fabric circle and sequin size. Cut the fabric. For the blossom.What You'll Need: Buckram Chain. 3 8-inch-wide Chiffon fabric in white and cream. 3 4-inch-wide. 2 3 4-inch-diameter circles and two. gather the circle around a sequin. cut 10. 1 8 yard Crushed panné in white and cream. From each fabric. 5 8 yard Rotary cutting mat Scissors Thread Template Optional: Olfa circle-cutting rotary cutter Make the rosettes Create the rosettes from fabric circles.
Place a sequin centered on one fabric circle s wrong side. Hand-sew a running stitch about 1 8 inch away from the sequin. Don t knot off. . Sew the rosettes.2.
use silk ribbon threaded through the chain ends. and cut that template from the panné. Add a 1 4-inch seam allowance to your template. Knot off the thread to secure the gathering. Gather the rosettes. 1. Cut out the cluster base. For an easy closure. Cut one each from the buckram and panné. Enlarge the template on a photocopier. Assemble the necklace Hand-sew rosettes to the cluster base and to each other to form a rosette chain.3. Then. . Pull the thread to gather the rosette around the sequin. hand-sew a chain to link the necklace pieces together.
Wrap the panné raw edges around the buckram. Sew through a second rosette center and repeat. and glue it in place. Knot thread and sew through a smaller rosette s center. 4. . and hand-sew them in place until the base is covered in rosettes. Assemble the base. as shown above. 3. Center the buckram on the larger panné piece s wrong side. and glue it in place. to form a small rosette chain. Arrange the larger rosettes on the base. Hand-sew a chain of rosettes together along their centers. Make the rosette chain. and glue them in place. Place the smaller panné piece over the buckram.2. as shown at left. Attach the rosettes.
.5. Attach the metal chain. Hand-sew the metal chain to the rosette cluster and the rosette chain.
6. However. create something a little more special. 4. I realized that the items themselves were pretty basic.06.Rosette Tank Today is the first day of a week of "embellishment" projects. Thread one ribbon through the last link in the metal chain at either end of the necklace and knot it in place. they were transformed into much more original pieces. and can be completed in less . Attach the ribbon ties. but as I studied further. Each day we will take a basic clothing item and using VERY SIMPLE techniques. Each of the projects that I make this week will recreate a boutique feel . Cut the ribbon into two equal lengths.with a much more manageable price tag. Recently I was in a small boutique and was enamored with nearly every clothing item.2009 Embellishment Week . by adding little details to a t-shirt or a jacket. Our first project is a than 30 minutes! rosette embellished tank.
. Then.The only materials required for this project are a tank top and various coordinating fabric scraps. Cut 4 messy circles per rosette. use the slits to slide the circles together (largest to smallest). cutting a slit halfway through each one.
Purposely push the fabric through so that it bunches and gathers .Sew the layers together. spinning the rosette as you stitch (creating a spiral pattern).this gives it dimension. .
After washing. as they have been frayed and fluffed! . the flowers look even cuter. arrange the rosettes along the shoulder line and stitch down.Finally.