Wednesday, 7 September 2011

How to... make a fabric flower

I've just made a fabric flower for a bag and thought I'd share how I did it -

1) Cut 6 circles of fabric approximately 7.5cm/3" in diameter (I used a glass to draw round - much easier!)



2) Fold one of the circles in half


3) then in half again



4) Then sew about 9 times in and out through the round part of the petal.  


5) Continue with the rest of the circles until you have a whole pretty line of them.  Make sure the circles are put on the right way round.  Or not.  It's your choice - you see, YOU get to play with this and make it your own!!




6) Then comes the fun part - pull the loose thread and see your flower magically appear...



7) Sew it together so it doesn't come adrift.  Add a button and ta-da - your very own fabric flower!!!

8) And then you can add it to your newly made bag...

or a hairslide...
or a brooch back...
or make some earrings...
or put a clip on it...
or...


2 comments:

  1. I love this post ! I didn't know this technique :). thank you for sharing the whole process .

    ReplyDelete