Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fabric Flower Tutorial


Here is the following easy tutorial on how to make these great flowers that you can use on any of your creations such as Handbags, Totes, Wallets etc. And even on your scrapbook pages and cards! So dig into your scrap bin and have fun!

Here are the supplies you need:


Scrap pieces of Fabric
Iron
Needle and Thread
Ruler
Scissors
Buttons
Instructions:

Step 1: Cut your fabric into 5 - 2" x 2" squares.


Step 2: Fold each square into triangle pieces and iron.
Step 3: Thread your needle with enough thread to go through all your pieces. Sewing with a very loose stitch weave your needle through the two raw edges.
Pull the thread tight creating a petal and continuing onto the next 4 petals doing the same.
Step 4: When you have finished all 5 petals, sew the two end petals together creating the flower.
Step 5: Flip the flower over and sew on your button making sure to catch any loose fabric and making sure to catch a piece of each petal from underneath making sure of a even center of the button.
And whaa laa! There you have it..a cute little fabric flower to use on your layouts, cards or on mini albums. You can create these flowers any size from adjusting the squares you cut out from the fabric..just as long as you keep the measurements square you can use 1" x 1", 2" x 2", 4" x 4" etc....
Here is a sample of one I used on a tote that I created.


13 comments:

Ali said...

These are soooo gorgeous- cannot wait to try them! :O) Thanks Noella! Great li'l project. :O) xo -Ali

Trish said...

Hi Noella! It's me Trish Adams one of your previous designers. I finally got a new computer and thought Id stop by and say Hi! Love these fabric flowers. I'm loving all the sketches and layouts on creatively yours. Feels good to be back online agian :)

Beth said...

Hello! I'm trying to reach you to request permission to repost one of your images and feature your tutorial on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog. Could you contact me via email so I can give you details? I can't seem to locate an email address on your blog...

Thank you!
beth(at)sewmamasew(dot)com

handmaiden said...

love those flowers, great project

Hooey said...

LOVE these flowers! Your tutorial is great, too--easy to understand and follow. I have the scraps, now to find the time . . . .
= )

Helga Payawal-Vergara said...

Thanks for the turorial! I love that flower I think I'll use it in one of the scrappages.

aSprinkling said...

Thanks for the tutorial! So easy! I made a flower for a shirt dress that needed a little decoration. You can see the picture over on my Flickr photostream.

aiman said...

wow! thank u soooooooo much! i'll definitely b trying these!

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Amazing Flower said...

what a nice creation of you. thanks for sharing the steps.

Love from Singapore Florist