Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fabric Flower Tutorial

Material needed:

2- 3" x 3" fabric squares
Wonder Under
Iron
Marking pen
scissors
sewing machine
print flower pattern to approx: 3"x3"Iron wonder under on to back side of 1st fabric square,
let cool then remove paper backing and match up 2nd fabric square to
back side of 1st and iron together.
You can use the same fabric print or mix it up!


Referring to flower diagram below:
Take cut out flower and fold in half and pin into place.
Next make a diagonal line with marking pen and
sew in to place back stitch to make sure it will stay.
Then with the tip of a pair of scissors place the point in to
the center of the 3 petals and pull the 5 remaining petals
forward (in-side-out) over the tip of the scissors .

Finished flower should look like this!
You can finish the edges with fray check if you like.
Make as many as you want!


Have Fun Creating!
For this flower pin I added a few leaves and hot glued the flowers on to
a cardboard round and covered with felt and added a pin back.
Great to add a little flair to a tote or purse!


For this flower I hot glued them all to a lobster clasp hair clip.
Looks pretty to wear with a sash or attached to a pony tail!


Enjoy! Meg






32 comments:

bumblebeebags said...

what a cute tutorial. I read your blog back to the begining and I almost fell out of my chair. I make bags too and there is a pic of a bag you made with beads and fabric balls on the handle...I made a bag with the SAME handle a couple of months ago. I got the idea from the free necklace pattern on the Amy Butler website. I like it as a handle, the bag I put it on I did not use stiff interfacing so the bag was to loopy for it, but I will have to try it again, yours looked cute. I also just made a bag that kinda looked like another one you made. It makes me feel good because I look at your bags and think they are GORGEOUS!!!! I will be back to read more!

Carolyn said...

these are so sweet! thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Thank you so much for sharing. You know that I have admired your beautiful flowers for awhile.

Mary said...

Very cool tutorial!

Claudia said...

Nice tutorial and a great idea.

Katarina said...

Great tutorial!!!!Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Molly said...

I am linking this on my blog. It is so great, I have been looking for a fabric flower tutorial. There are so many things you can do with them.

Janis said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I just found your blog (thru How About Orange) - it's great and I'll be reading backwards for quite a while! I love your style and sense of design. Great work!!!

Sara said...

Fantastic tutorial! I love great ideas for using up small pieces of fabric.

Sinhazinha said...

I have just discovered your blog and love it ! I am from Brazil, and was trying to find out new styles of fabric flowers, in addition to the ones I alreay make.
And guess what? I was thinking about having them on a hair band, so when I saw your tutorial, it seemed it was made specially for me.
Thank you for posting the tips, and please be welcome to visit my website:

www.sinhazinha.com

myheart4him said...

Thanks for your flower tutorial. I tricked out my sewing machine cover with your fabric flowers. Too cute!

See my pix at http://myheart4him.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/fabric-flowers/

Cris said...

This flower is great!

Marinha Artesanatos said...

Ameiiiiiiiiiiiiii!! tudinho..as flores, os moldes, a musica é maravilhosa!! te add no meu blog!! kisses!!

Miranda said...

Wow. This is the third time I've stumbled across your blog this week! Guess it's time to add you to my reader. Love your stuff!

Paola said...

I love how this flowers look and I think I am going to make one of these flowers to embellish a bag I want to make.

Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial for us!

Lily (aka lily @--->--- in flickr)

Maren said...

Oh my gosh!! I love your flowers. I hope you don't mind but I have to include this on my blog. You can see it here:

http://secretstitchclub.blogspot.com/

You have the most darling stuff!

My Vintage Lolita said...

Very lovely and neat tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Morrise Family said...

This made a lovely Mother's Day corsage! http://www.flickr.com/photos/38417317@N08/3528123977/

Bridget said...

Thank you so much! I love it and can't wait to make a bunch for my projects. My girls are going to look so cute with these :).

Nedra said...

Hey Meg,
My name is Nedra and I was searching fabric flowers on the web and your blog came up. I love these flowers... thank you so much for sharing. Sometimes some inspiration from a talented stranger is just the right medicine to make you feel perked up again. I love your blog and check out mine. http://jaidiebugboutique.blogspot.com. Take care, Nedra

magic said...

Thanks so much for your tutorials. I really love and appreciate all of the hard work you put into them.

Jinny Newlin said...

I just wanted to say WOW! And thank you for sharing! I had so much fun making one of your fun flowers to put on a headband for my niece. I'd be honored if you'd come check it out... http://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2010/04/fabric-flower-headbands.html

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Amazing,thanku for sharing.

Eva Mari said...

What a great tutorial, - loved it!
Just had to make some right away -
clling more to add to a hairclip for one of my granddaughters.
Thank you so much for sharing!

Best regards from Norway and Eva Mari

Patty Harrington said...

Hey soul sister, love the music and the fabric flowers.

Tania said...

;-) I only stumbled upon your blog today through tip junkie. love this flowers - thanks

Patty Magno said...

Hi, I´m from Brazil and here, day after day we´re learnig to love and do this things.
I love your blog and tomorow i´ll go to the mall to buy what i´ll need to to the flower.

Brooke Douglass said...

I love your flower tutorial. Thank you so much for posting that!! brooke
brookedouglass@yahoo.com
Girl Boy Girl Inspired

Five Talents Boutique said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have been on a fabric flower making spree lately and your flowers are by far the cutest yet! I made a dozen tonight out of scrap fabric and nnow can't wait to get more fabric to make more. Thank you again!

Sharoon Sunny said...

came by your blog on a Google search. Lovely, refreshing, and absolutely stunning. I could just look at your projects all day long :-). I've discovered the joys of sewing recently and I'm on a roll. Thanks for being so generous in posting all these wonderful tutorials.

Alex said...

Too cute! You have great designs and ideas. Thanks for sharing and teaching us novices how it's done!

Laurie said...

I loved this fabric flower! I am so glad that you shared this with me!!!!! I am sure you thought..."there must be a mom desperate for a fresh look out there that she can make herself!" And you were absolutely right on!!!! The instructions were easy to follow and I love the step by step pictures to follow! Thanks a million!