Fabric Flowers


Materials:

Fabric (Can use coordinating fabrics)
(about 42" strip x 1 1/4" wide)
Needle & Thread OR Sewing Machine
Felt
Alligator Clip
Glue Gun

Topper:
Small clear glass marble (flat on one side), modge podge, & paper
or
Button
or
Fabric Covered Button
1.-Cut your strips of fabric to desired size
(I cut mine different sizes so I could layer them).
*tip: have fun and play around with various widths and lengths
2.- Hand stitch or sew along one edge of the fabric.
(If you are machine sewing do a loose basting stitch)

3. Once you have finished stitching, slowly pull the thread and the ribbon will begin pleating forming your flower.
(If doing this with a sewing machine, test which thread will give more easily by pulling on both pieces. Which ever string you can pull easier will be the one to use, be careful not to pull too hard, or else you'll have a broken string...boo.)

4. Start forming your flower/s and stitching in place.
(If you have more then 1 flower, glue gun them one on top on another, then stitch into place)

5-If making a glass marble, brush modge podge on the back of the marble, and glue onto your paper. Then cut off excess paper from the marble. Let dry. Then hot glue marble to fabric.

If using a button, either hot glue or stitch button to flower.




6.-Hot glue a piece of felt to the alligator clip. Then add more hot glue to the bottom of the alligator clip and fabric, then glue to the bottom of the flower.

(Hopefully you can understand this)





More Fabric Flower Links

From Wise Craft...fabric flower (includes a fabulous flower template)

From Little Birdie Secrets...(lots of other fabric tutorials)

3 Amazing Friends Said...:

avagdro said...

Pretty cute blog indeed.thanks for sharing.

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KD Wolsey said...

I love your blog. Such cute ideas!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that!!! My sewing machine and I are just getting to know each other, but you make this look so easy!

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