How To: Fluffy Fabric Flower

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fluffy Fabric Flower Tutorial

Another to add to the flower tutorials, this one is a bit fluffier and more 3-D than the others. They remind me of my felt wall flowers, but a little more unwieldy. 'Not quite sure how I feel about this one.
Multi-Petal Fabric Flower Tutorial

This satin fabric flower tutorial has been adapted from Whatever & Stuff.

Step 0: Gather Materials

Step 0: Gather Materials

Materials: Squares of Fabric (I used 6x 3.5" squares of satin), Scissors, Needle, Thread, Pencil, and a Ruler. You might also want an embellishment for the center of the flower (I used some gold seed beads).

Step 1: Lay Fabric Flat

Step 1: Lay Fabric Flat

Lay your fabric flat down on your work surface.

Step 2: Fold the Fabric into Quarters

Step 2: Fold the Fabric into Quarters

Fold the fabric into quarters (requires two folds).

Step 3: Cut the Edges of the Fabric into a Semi-Circle

Step 3: Cut the Edges of the Fabric into a Semi-Circle Step 3: Cut the Edges of the Fabric into a Semi-Circle

One corner of the folded fabric should have all the fabric edges. You want to trim the top of the fabric into a half-circle shape as shown.

Step 4: Open Up the Fabric

Step 4: Open Up the Fabric

Open up the cut fabric, it should resemble the shape above.

Step 5: Sew a Running Stitch in a Circle Around the Flower Shape

Step 5: Sew a Running Stitch in a Circle Around the Flower Shape

Sew a running stitch in a circle around the center of the flower shape, as shown.

Step 6: Pull Thread Tight & Tie Ends

Step 6: Pull Thread Tight & Tie Ends

Pull the thread so the center forms a little bunch. Make sure the right-side of the fabric faces outward. Secure thread ends.

Step 7: Keep Making Flowers

Step 7: Keep Making Flowers

Keep making these little flowers until satisfied. I made 6.

Step 8: Thread Petals Onto String

Step 8: Thread Petals Onto String

Thread the petals onto a strong string (I used quilting thread). Push the thread through the little center-bunches.

Step 9: Push Petals Together, Secure Ends

Step 9: Push Petals Together, Secure Ends

Push the petals all to one end of the thread, and secure the ends.

Step 10: Add Embellishment to Center

Step 10: Add Embellishment to Center

Pick a front-center of the flower, and attach an embellishment. I used a handful of gold seed beads.

Step 11: Attach Felt to Back of Flower

Step 11: Attach Felt to Back of Flower

Sew a small piece of felt to the back of the flower, and then you can slip a hair clip in to pin the flower to clothing and hair.

Step 12: Done!

Step 12: Done!

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2 comments:

Punctuation Mark said...

this one is cute too... love DIY's

iris said...

This one is real simple, too, but I have my absolute favorite-est coming up. Soon.

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