Friday, 12 July 2013

Fabric Flowers

Its been a red hot week here and i've loved it! More chance to sit in the garden than ever before. Today it was too hot to do anything, so i was pottering around and ended up making these lovely fabric flowers. I don't know what i'll do with them, but it passed a few hours in the heat.

Finished Flowers
These flowers were so easy to make and you just need a couple of things;

Things You'll Need
  • Scraps of fabric
  • Scissors 
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Buttons & Beads
  • Craft Glue (optional)
First of all you need to cut your fabrics into circles of different sizes. 
To add interest you could use pinking shears or do stars or flower shapes rather than just all circles, this will make the end result look more like petals.
You could also cut flowers from fabric patterns

Once cut you then layer them up with the biggest circle on the bottom.

Pop a few stitches through the layers and finish off with a button or bead (you might need to glue this depending on the bead you choose).

You can leave it here and have a flat layered flower or do some puckering to add depth, like mine. To do this you just need to do some long stitches through the fabric and pull it tight before finishing off, this will make the fabric pull together and create a wave through your flower.

They look so pretty and will look lovely even when this heatwave has long gone. I think I will use them instead of bows on gifts, but they could easily be used for hair accessories (would look great on a hairband for festival chic), or on ballet pumps if I could make a matching pair! 

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