sunnuntai 13. helmikuuta 2011

A Fabric Flower - Tutorial

Are you fed up with my tutorials yet?
Well, here we have one again! Since it's Valentine's Day and all, it seemed like a nice idea to add something hand-made to the gifts.
Nothing overly fancy, and propably similiar tutos may be found in the crafting books. But, ha, as if that'd matter, eh.

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A Fabric Flower Tutorial

Needing flowers for dress/skirt/bag/hairclip/etc? This is a simple way to get just those... And you don't even need a sewing machine to do this!

You will need
-fabric of your choice (mine took amount of about a5)
-needle, thread, scissors
-whatever you want to attach it on
-buttons, beads,ribbons and laces, depending on how you'd like to decorate the flower

As a first step, we need five triangles.
In the photo there is six, because I made first small squares and then halved them to get the triangles easily to the right shape.
(And yeah, I didn't know how many I'd need in the end >__>.)

An important thing to note when cutting the triangles is, that they are supposed to be the shape of retangle, which hopefully is the right word for having two sides of similiar lenght and one that's a bit longer, ahhaha...

The second step! We will tweak the longest side into a heart's shape like shown above. "Aww" now. How fitting for a Valentine's Day gift, eh.

Anyway. Sew that. In the end it looks like a M in a sardine tin.

Now you should have the first bead of your flower looking like this.
Good, do the same trick to the rest of the triangles.

When you are done, sew all the sqeezed Ms together.

After that the beads are together, but let's sew them to stay more firmly on their places.
So, sew the free sides of the beads together. Not to the peaks of course, but pretty much just as long as they are already touching themothers. See the photo above and under.

O yeah, that's a flower. You can keep it like this or attach stuff on it like mad.
Or stay simple like I did...

Attach the flower on where you want it.
Mine was ment to be a hair-clip-flower, so hair-clip it is.

Aaaand, we are ready!
Sweet.

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25 readers! *dance*
Welcome, have fun~

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As for other things...

If you'd like me to make an entry of some specific topic, drop a comment in the newest entry, anytime.

Also spend today some time behind a camera. If you'd like to see some more bjd photos from today, head to my other blog in [here].

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