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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.
Do this with each layer. Continue to gently melt the edges of each petal until you have gone all the way around. this is rather dangerous). making sure to keep the circle rotating so that it does not overheat and catch fire. Hold the cut petals about one to two inches above the flame.4. Be very careful (please have adult supervision. . Use the lit candle to melt and crinkle the edges. as it is very easy to get burnt.
5. For a hair accessory. Using a needle and thread. If you would like to add extra stability to the flower. Sew (or glue) the petal layers together. ponytail holder. you can sew or glue the back of the flower to the back of a bobby pin. you can sew or glue a piece of felt onto the back (make sure it is large enough to give good stability. sew (or glue) the button or bead on top. for being such a wonderful hair and hand model!) Stay updated on Simply Vintagegirl! . or snap-clip. You can come up through the top because the center of the top layer can be covered by a button or bead. you can sew or glue them onto a broach pin or even a safety pin. but small enough so that it won¶t be seen from the top). 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. Breezy. create a beginning knot and then sew the layers together. For a broach. To finish the flower.
headdresses. Back to the top . You can use it as a decorative addition to fx. 80 x 9 cm scissors This is really an easy flower to make. etc. bags. And it's pretty. wristbands.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.
and sewn a stitch alongside the edges. . I've rounded the sides. so I won't see any ragged fabric when I sew the flower together. but anything can be used. I've used party satin.Here's a picture of my chosen fabric. Back to the top Now I've folded the fabric wrong side against wrong side.
You'll want to overlock or zig-zag the edges too. Back to the top Now thread your needle with a long piece of thread. Sew loosely on the edge as shown on the picture. Not too much. Back to the top . You should be able to wrinkle the fabric with your sewing. you'll just get a fabric roll . And you should do so. If you wrinkle too much. and it you wrinkle too little. but not too little either. you won't have enough fabric to get a pretty flower. and knot it.
. The bottom should become a roll. you start rolling the flower together.Now. . while the top should become the prettiest fabric flower.. using the same thread. and sewing the edges together. :) Back to the top Here's a picture of the bottom.
The pins look a lot like the ones they sell at Anthropologie. I spoke with Wendy. which is not only a quaint little store.. but they have a wonderful selection of fabrics. A few weeks ago I visited the Quilting Cottage in American Fork. but hers are a fraction of the cost. I love the Quilting Cottage. But I was wrong. Utah. Here's what you need: . 2010 guest blogger tutorial: calli of make it do.Friday. She was making ribbon flowers pins for an upcoming wedding. While there. May 21.. Wendy was kind enough to teach me how to make them. 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. They were so darling I would happily wear one. one of the women who works there.
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) .
. fold your ribbon back on forth a few times (on the side of ribbon which you've just pulled the wire). Using quilting thread run a stitch through the ribbon several times to secure. Pull on the wire of one side of the ribbon to ruffle.1. so pull gently. Some are more fragile. Not all wire ribbon is the same. Leave a few inches wire hanging out from the ends. 2. Ruffle the entire length of your piece of ribbon. but clip away the rest to get it out of your way. To start.
3. Secure each wrap by stitching all the way through the layers in a star pattern. Start wrapping the ribbon around. .
. secure by stitching to the previous layer.4. Once it is large enough to be difficult to stitch through all the layers.
6.5. Cut off any excess wire hanging out of the ends. 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. When you come to the end of the ribbon. Cut a circle out of felt to cover the back of the flower. That way I could easily slip in onto a hair clip or a pin. Stitch into place. .
.7. my kind of one evening project. Stitch the felt into place on the back of the flower using a blind stitch. Check out my Felt Poinsettia Flower Pin as well. and made it fairly dense. And it was fast and easy.... It looks just like the peonies blooming in my garden right now. . I'm off to make several more as gifts right now. I used 4 yards of fabric for this flower. I love how this flower turned out.
tulle.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. These are perfect for a hair clip or a pretty pin for your jacket or purse. tulle. and satin and a few pearly beads. 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. 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.
They do not need to be exact or symmetrical at all. Our flowers were about 4 inches across.*Invisible (clear) thread and a needle *Scissors *Candle and matches 1. Cut your fabric into flower shapes or circles. You'll need 3-4 flowers total for one completed flower. .
you can clean it up by trimming them with scissors.2. There is not wrong way to do this. Using a candle. sew a few beads or buttons in the center of your flower. singed edges). The edges will begin to curl. 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. We used 3-4 layers. Using the clear thread and needle. but play around with your pieces until you like the way it looks. 3. and finish it with a small knot in the back. . but just be aware and pay close attention. very carefully singe or melt the edges of your flower piece. If you don't like the melted edges (meaning you have black. Layer your melted pieces. going through all layers of fabric.
Attach to an alligator clip or pin of your choice to the back. . You could sew this on or use a strong glue.4.
We found all our fabrics at JoAnn. and we were able to find several with matching colors in all three fabrics. but I also love them with jeans. just like the . aren¶t you? Or to give as gifts this season? These party flowers might just be the ticket. Happy melting! You might also like: You¶re going to need something festive to wear to that party you¶re planning. These flowers. There are tons of colors to choose from.Voila! These would be so pretty in a bride's or bridesmaid's hair.
are super easy to make.ornaments from yesterday. Find just the right wool plaid coat or skirt. and the best part is that these are made from woolens found at the thrift or secondhand store. The weight of the wool fabric really gives nice body to these flowers. Pin them to anything«.pillows«your jacket«even hang them from your tree! CLICK HERE for the full project how-to after the jump! . or a fabric remnant and you can make several of these.
(*Please note that all edges are left raw on these. approx.cut 2 . trace the amount needed onto the back of your fabric.Party Flower Supplies-Woolen weight plaid (solids would work too. or a pencil to make a light mark -scissors -a scrap piece of wool for the back of the pin.) y y y y large Flower. 3 x 3 .cut 4 3rd largest flower-cut 4 smallest flower. but the weight of a wool fabric works best) -Party Flower template (download here) -disappearing fabric marker.cut 1 2nd largest flower. Using the 4 flower sizes on the template and your disappearing fabric marker (or light pencil mark). I love it this way. Cut out carefully. -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.
Lay this onto the large fabric flower. so make sure its secure). the folded point at the center of the large flower. Do this for the other three flowers this size. 3. and fold it into quarters. take one of the 2nd largest flowers. The largest flower will be the base. Next. to hold it in place (this is the only point the flower is stitched down. so lay that one right side up onto your work surface. to attach the other flowers to.2. and using needle and thread. right side facing out. make several stitches going through the folded point and the large flower. .
When sewing on the two smallest flowers. but for added fluff its nicer to turn your entire base a bit. You will also do the same process to secure the next smaller sized flower. so these aren¶t laying directly over the others 5. folded sides towards the center. wrong sides together.4. Stitch these with some tiny stitches through their centers. place them in between these two flowers (at their folds). I like to tie them all together in a knot before I stitch down. Place them on the top of your flower.) . and stitch down with a few inconspicuous stitches through the center of their stems (if the wire stems are long enough. Grab a few of the flower stamens (if you are using them). only fold them each in half (not in quarters). side by side.
Using your scrap piece of wool. Using your needle and thread. and carefully place in the center of the back of the flower (where all those handstitches will hopefully be covered up). Add on the pin back.designspongeonline. centering it on the wool.6.com/2009/12/partyflower. You¶re done. Enjoy! Read more at Design*Sponge http://www. Make simple handsewn whip stitches around the felt oval to secure onto the flower. cut it into an oval-ish shape. Put a few dabs of fabric glue on the back side of this pinback/wool scrap piece.html#ixzz17JNVe1GF . 7. sew a pinback to the right side of this piece.
. so I made you a little worksheet on the chiffon flowers.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. I am also giving you a PDF here: Download Howtomakeflowers(Portable Document Format) so that you can just print it out from there.
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. silk. now. Please be advised that this is stinky and should be done in a well ventilated area.I use between 8 and 15 layers of chiffon. You have been warned! . organza or any other fabric to create full and fluffy blossoms. 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. tulle.
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. I just trim it to fit the width of the pin bar and stitch it on with a nice blanket stitch. Tadah! You have done it! Easy Peasey! a lovely fabric flower to wear or adorn your favorite bag or bear! TomorrowMake that. It's very simple to put together once you have your circles finished.cut them in degrees of sizes and make the edges irregular. You want some edges to fray and some to be curled up. 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. so I can take some pictures. Sew that to the center and then add some beads. I also use a dog brush to fray the edges of silk and cotton because they don't melt.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. These blossoms are older and are in their last heyday before the petals have fallen to the ground. The back stitches are covered by the pin back and a circle of green felt to cover it.they only burn. when the sun comes out again.. 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! . Then make a small fuzzy yarn center and stitch it on.I myself am a pyromaniac and I admit it freely..
Fold them in half and iron or press as any good quilter would tell you.... I thought it would be a lot quicker to use a full circle and just fold it over.. Cut 5 circles out from fabric using a CD/disc.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..lol... My friend Naomi came over and we were chatting about the fabric flower she made sewing two half circles together..this half circle is one petal.. . So here goes.
Using matching cotton thread do a basting stitch to gather the raw edges about 1/8th of inch from the edge. Join the last one to the first one so you have nice flower with a hole in the middle.5" across from petal to petal. I made one for the front and one for the back. sew it directly onto a tote bag. magnet. Brooch. So both sides of my flower looks perfect and no messy bits on the back. .5" in width. I decided to make 2 yo-yo's for my middle. If you want them smaller just cut smaller circles for your petals. Continue onto the next petal doing the same until you have the five attached. You can then use it to do whatever you wish. This flower is about 4. I used a yo-yo maker that is about 3. As you can see below the back looks good too. You could even put a key-chain on it. Pull up tight and tie off the first petal. I put them upside down so the smooth side faces out.
Tutorial ~Scrappy Corsage ~ Ok.... I will share a quick tutorial. then I had a mental block.stay tuned folks. I decided to work on something else... So. I kept sitting there trying to figure out how to finish and still. that's when I spotted those little pieces of fabrics on my table. That's how this scrappy corsage was born. nothing came. It was a project that I kind of made up as I went along.. Three different fabric scraps A metal botton to cover it up . I was sitting and working on a project the other day.Enjoy and have fun making these easy flowers. You will need. I will do a simple tote bag tutorial soon to show you how pretty your flower can look on a tote bag.
the way to fold the bottom is little different. I cut out a circular piece of wool then. sew. Fold the scrap pieces right sides together. and fold the bottom. sewed the outer peddles on to it. To make the peddles. Use the picture as a guide. then cut six sets of peddles for the outer peddles and six sets for the inner peddles.. my outer peddles are 2 1/2" tall X 2" wide in the bottom. The inner peddles are 1 3/4" tall X 1 3/4" wide in the bottom. . How to: 1.One silk flower Alligater pin or clothes pin. whichever you prefer. except. 3. turn. I just eyeballed it.the order is cut.. 2. Make inner peddles same way as step 2.
. sew it to the flower. Cover the metal button then. For the middle part I chose to use a silk flower. Ready to wear! After I was finihed with this.4. I was able to come up with the design for the other project. Isn't it interesting how our minds work? Sometimes we need a little detour to figure something out. Put eiter alligater clip or clothes pin. 5.
As soon as Rachel saw this corsage.. . "I will share it with you but it's mine. 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. Rachel was asking me if that was hers..." ..
Then the frugul side of me kicked in and stopped me from throwing the jeans in the trash... but now. 1.2 3/4". Cut 5 squares. it doesn't need to be perfect! That give the corsage charactor. 2. I made a couple of things. Cut out flower shapes.It was a much darker color when I bought it. rear. Remember...3 1/2".3".you know how that goes). but I am doing tutorial for one item today. it was around $38.2 1/2". some parts are faded( knee. I will show you what I did. 1. 2. if I remember correctly. 1. It was pretty. I decided to make my own with my old jeans. but not $38. I saw a jean corsage at an expensive department store once. It is easier to cut by using the corners as a guide. . 1.00 pretty.00.
3. Sew along the edges of the flowers to prevent fraying. but not as much. (It will fray a little.) . it also gives body to each of the petals.
I like that the beads don't stand out too much. large flower to small. then. Stack them together.4. I sew at least a couple times for each bead to make sure they are secure. For the color of the beads. Sew a large bead in the middle. but I ended up picking darker colors. I originally wanted to do a cream color. sew 7-8 pearls around it. Make sure that petals don't overlap each other from the top layer down to the bottom layer. 5. .
sew that onto the back of the flower. Using the slip stitch.6. . Sew the pin to a 1 1/2" felt circle.
It is totally a personal choice. Time to enjoy! .7. 8. so I squeezed it and made the shape. I didn't won't my flower to lay flat.
I love making hair accessories. I don't really love wearing them but I sure love making them and giving them to my sisters or friends. . It was easier than I thought it would be so I wanted to share how to make them. Not sure why. I have seen zipper flowers popping up here and there and for Christmas I decided to make one for my sister.
What you need: metal zipper (or thick toothed zipper) at least 7 inches long glue gun felt scraps headband First. Next. This will be the center of the rose. Just make sure to not rip anything. take your zipper and separate the sides/tapes by removing the bottom stopper. Dab and fold one more time. I tried using pliers but ended up just pulling it apart. . dab some glue onto the extended part of the tape and fold over.
. Add a thicker line of glue and attach it to the underpart of the flower.Now work in small sections. Dab a thin line of glue along the bottom edge and then wrap around the center keeping the shape round. Keep on going until you get to the other end of the zipper tape. You are now done with one zipper rose.
but you still get the idea of what the back looks like) Repeat all steps for the other half of the zipper.(For some reason this picture won't rotate... .
. I cut 2 small rectangles of felt. On the first glue both roses. if you want to make a headband out of your roses. Keep them close together so a lot of felt doesn't show through.Now. here is what I did.
figure out where you want the roses positioned and glue directly onto the headband. . Make sure to fill in any gaps between the pieces of felt. Use the other piece of felt and glue on the underside.Next.
And you are done! . and sandwiched each end of the headband (to add some cushion so it is more comfortable to wear). I cut 2 smaller rectangles. you might want to include this last step.the glue will squeeze out towards the sides). added a thick line of glue on one side (down the center is fine .And if you're cheap like me and got headbands from the dollar store.
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2 3 4-inch-diameter circles and two. Cut out circles from the panné and chiffon. 3 8-inch-wide Hand needle Pinking shears Ribbon. 3 8-inch-wide Chiffon fabric in white and cream. Cut the fabric. 1. . 1 7 8-inch-diameter circles. 5 8 yard Rotary cutting mat Scissors Thread Template Optional: Olfa circle-cutting rotary cutter Make the rosettes Create the rosettes from fabric circles. cut 10. From each fabric. 1 8 yard Fabric glue Gold sequins.What You'll Need: Buckram Chain. 1 8 yard Crushed panné in white and cream. For the blossom. 3 4-inch-wide. You can adjust the rosette size by changing the fabric circle and sequin size. gather the circle around a sequin. The Olfa circlecutting rotary cutter makes cutting fabric circles easy and quick.
. Hand-sew a running stitch about 1 8 inch away from the sequin. Sew the rosettes.2. Don t knot off. Place a sequin centered on one fabric circle s wrong side.
Assemble the necklace Hand-sew rosettes to the cluster base and to each other to form a rosette chain. For an easy closure. Then. 1. Enlarge the template on a photocopier. Add a 1 4-inch seam allowance to your template. use silk ribbon threaded through the chain ends. Gather the rosettes. Cut out the cluster base. hand-sew a chain to link the necklace pieces together. and cut that template from the panné.3. Pull the thread to gather the rosette around the sequin. Knot off the thread to secure the gathering. . Cut one each from the buckram and panné.
Center the buckram on the larger panné piece s wrong side. and hand-sew them in place until the base is covered in rosettes. Hand-sew a chain of rosettes together along their centers. 3. as shown at left. 4. Place the smaller panné piece over the buckram. . Wrap the panné raw edges around the buckram. Assemble the base.2. and glue them in place. Attach the rosettes. as shown above. and glue it in place. Knot thread and sew through a smaller rosette s center. Sew through a second rosette center and repeat. Arrange the larger rosettes on the base. Make the rosette chain. and glue it in place. to form a small rosette chain.
5. . Attach the metal chain. Hand-sew the metal chain to the rosette cluster and the rosette chain.
Our first project is a than 30 minutes! rosette embellished tank.06. However. Attach the ribbon ties. and can be completed in less .with a much more manageable price tag. Thread one ribbon through the last link in the metal chain at either end of the necklace and knot it in place. create something a little more special. 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 . I realized that the items themselves were pretty basic. by adding little details to a t-shirt or a jacket.6. 4.Rosette Tank Today is the first day of a week of "embellishment" projects. they were transformed into much more original pieces. Cut the ribbon into two equal lengths. but as I studied further. Recently I was in a small boutique and was enamored with nearly every clothing item.2009 Embellishment Week .
use the slits to slide the circles together (largest to smallest). Cut 4 messy circles per rosette. cutting a slit halfway through each one. Then. .The only materials required for this project are a tank top and various coordinating fabric scraps.
Sew the layers together.this gives it dimension. . Purposely push the fabric through so that it bunches and gathers . spinning the rosette as you stitch (creating a spiral pattern).
arrange the rosettes along the shoulder line and stitch down. as they have been frayed and fluffed! .Finally. the flowers look even cuter. After washing.