I had a request for a tutorial on the fabric flowers I've made recently. I didn't realize how tricky it is to write one of these, so if I leave any important information out, let me know. These flowers are easy to make. And quick.
templates- download here
small piece of felt in a coordinating color
needle and coordinating thread
button to be covered and small amount of fabric to cover it (or any button you choose)
fabric glue (optional)
1. Cut out the number of flowers needed as indicated on the templates in your chosen fabrics. Here I've used only one fabric, but you could mix fabrics any way you like. Cut into each flower where the dotted line indicates, optimizes flower flutterability.
6. Cut the piece of felt in a nice rounded shape, large enough to sew the pin back onto, but not too big to show from the front of the pin. Secure the pin back on to the felt, then sew the felt to the center of the back of the flower (I blanket stitch all around the edge). I like to use a bit of fabric glue behind the felt, just because I like things permanently in place. Perhaps I've seen too many wardrobe mishaps in the world. When I can secure, I definitely secure.
If you make any flowers, would you let me know? I'd love to see them. I can't seem to stop making them.
This finished flower is the charm on "Clara", the newest bag to go up in the shop.
There are some really fun fabrics in this one. I jumped up and down when I saw the newsprint fabric, I've been looking for something like this for a year, since I found this. And speaking of great fabric, did you see all the new Japanese import fabric in at Reprodepot (scroll down the page)? They have practically all the fabric pictured here! Unfortunately, I found it after I ordered way too much of this from Cia. I'm done for now. But maybe you're not.
Post your fabric flowers to the fabric flower flickr pool!
All my other tutorials can be found here.