Ok...sorry this took me so long to get up. On the craft show, I showed you a way to create flowers out of a long strip of fabric OR a long strip of ribbon. Here's a little step by step on it!
satin poly fabric (OR satin ribbon) *Note: the longer the strip the bigger the flower.
needle & thread OR sewing machine
hot glue gun OR Fabri-tac
felt circle for backing
clip or pin for back
Step 1: Snip down the entire strip of fabric about 1" apart...as you get to the end, start making wider snips at about 1 1/2". (this will be the outer part of your flower.) **OPTION: You can use a strip of satin ribbon instead. This is quite fun because of the various widths AND both edges are 'finished' so you don't have to melt the straight edge.
Step 2: Now, you'll create the petals by holding one section at a time over a flame. Remember: don't get too close to burn it, you just want the heat to singe it. It will naturally melt into a fabulous petal shape. **NOTE: If you've used the strip of fabric, melt the straight edge of the strip, too. Just run it along the flame to melt...easy peasy!
Step 3: With a needle & thread, gather until you have a lovely ruffle of petals. **on the webshow, I was saying how cute this would be on a tee shirt!
Step 4: Add a hot glue dot (or Fabric-Tac) in the center of your felt backing circle & press the smaller end of the strip in the middle. Go along the circle in a spiral as you glue & attach the rest of the flower so it ends up looking like this. **NOTE: When it's all put together, you will notice little raw edges that you may have missed. Just melt them again.
Step 5 OPTION: If you want to put the flower on a tee shirt or some other fabric, like a belt or something...you can fore go the felt backer & with the needle & thread tack the spiral together as you go along. Then, take the backside of the flower melt it together. With the tacking & the melting, you can then sew the flower to the fabric shirt, headband, belt, sleeves, whatever & it should withstand washing! FUN!
Step 6: Add jewels, pearls, or any kind of BLING to the center of your flower.
Step 7: Add the clip or the pin on the backing & VOILA! You are good to go....so sassy!
Now, go...have a crafty weekend & PLEASE be sure to SHOW me your flowers. I love seeing your creations!
One moRe DIY Fabric Flower Tutorial
Published On 5/14/2010 By Rhonna Farrer
About author: Rhonna Farrer
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