Monday, February 8, 2016

Do It Yourself: Fabric Flowers

Making these cute little flowers is a wonderful simple little project that anybody can do! These flowers are perfect for using up those random scraps of fabric. Use these flowers to decorate anything from hair pieces to clothing, wreaths to gift wrapping! With the level of difficulty for this project being minimal, you will need to know how to use a needle and thread. 

What You'll need:

  • needle and thread
  • Strips of 2" x 16" fabric or ribbon (the wider the strip, the larger scale the flower and you'll need more length too. Have fun mixing sizes on your project)
  • Scissors

The steps are as easy as 1,2,3...4,5  ^_^

Here's what you'll do as shown in the tutorial photo above:

1. Fold your strip of fabric in half.

2. At one of the ends of the folded strip of fabric tie a lose flat knot. tuck the shorter end of excess under to conceal it.

3. begin creating folds that tuck under the knot, the center of axis of your flower, rotating it as you go, holding the folds in place with your fingers.

4. Not after you have too many folds, now go ahead and take your needle and thread and tack them all in place on the underside of your flower. Repeating until...

5. Once your flower reaches the desired size, snip off the remaining fabric with your scissors.

*Make sure everything is secure and tacked down with your thread. I like to sew down the folds, both at the center of axis as well sewing the fold into the previous fold (if that makes sense). I also like to sew down the remaining fabric left under the flower, at the end.

A) This is what the underside looks like. It is not pretty but that is the side that no one will see so that is okay.

B) What the front looks like, all finish! ^_^

C) you can go around and around as many times as you want if you prefer your flower to look even more full and abundant.

D) If you so desire, embellish the center with gems, beads or buttons!

Have Fun, Be Creative!

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