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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Easy to make Flower.

Since I have 3 girls, I love to make flowers for them. Here is a quick flower that is a great accessory...even for adults.


What You'll Need:
-Fabric (scraps of fabric work great)


-Thread and needle (or sewing machine)

-Hot Glue Gun

-Ribbon scraps

-Barrett or Gatorclip

-Embelishments (Buttons, tulle/netting, feathers, etc.)

The How To:
-First cut a strip of fabric 2 inches wide by 16 inches long. This will give you a fairly large flower. For smaller ones, just decrease the width by 1/2 to 1 inch and the length by 3 inches or so.


-Next tie a knot in your thread and then do a loose basting stitch down one side of the length of the strip of fabric.


-After that, push the fabric down to the knotted end of the thread so the fabric bunches together.Photobucket

-Then stitch the ends of the fabric together so the fabric makes a full circle. And finish by tieing a knot in the end of the thread.


As you can see, this type of flower has a ruff/raw unfinished edge. If you don't like that look you could always hem the outside edge before you gather up the fabric.


-To make it into a barrett cut a little piece of fabric about 2 times the length of the gator clip.

-Put hotglue on the ribbon and then place the clip on it as shown in the pictures below.


- Before we glue the barrett on, lets put the embellishments on first.

- The pictures below show a few different ways you can add things to your flower. Everything is just hotglued on.


- After you embellish your flower, then on the underside of it, hotglue your ribbon-covered barrett/gator clip to it.


Not only can it be worn in the hair, but you can also add it to your clothes. (Note- You could replace the barrett on it with a jewelery/broche pin)


On this last picture I glued small flowers right onto the ribbon. If you don't want to glue it on, use the gator clip and just clip it right onto the ribbon.


1 comment:

Carolyn (Dragon) said...

If you use glue on the cut edge that will be on the outside. You can keep it from unraveling and not have a folded, stitched edge on your flower. Elmer's works or any glue that dries clear. Let dry before gathering center.