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Celebrate Yellow: Fabric Flower Tutorial

Welcome to the party ! I'm Celebrating Y ellow as a guest blogger today ov er at MADE. Dana alway s has the best celebrations! If y ou hav en't peeked in y et, make sure y ou clear y our schedule for an hour and plan to spend some quality time.

My y ellow contribution? Fabric flowers. What better way to include a bit of y ellow to y our outfit than by adding a handmade flower accessory . Let's get started... Supplies: 3 1 /2 x 1 6 inch strip of knit material (edges won't fray ) needle thread (I use buttonhole thread for its strength, but use whatev er y ou hav e on hand!) small scrap of felt hot glue gun
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Optional: pin back, bobby pin, headband, barrette, t-shirt Directions: Lay y our strip of knit fabric right side up on a flat surface.

Pinch the bottom right corner and swirl it clockwise into a tight circle.

Holding y our swirl tightly , flip ov er and sew a few stitches through the lay ers on the underneath side to hold it in place. Flip it back ov er to the right side. This is the center of y our flower.

Twist the long end around and to the back to form a petal. This part is v ery free form. If y our petal doesn't look right, re-do it.

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Once y ou are happy with the look of y our petal, secure it with a few stitches on the back side.

Continue adding petals in the same way , securing with stitches after each one, around the center of y our flower until y ou come to the end of y our fabric.

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Tuck under any unsightly raw edges and secure with a few stitches. Use a double knot to tie off y our thread.

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Cut a small circle of felt and hot glue to the back center of y our flower to hide all the stitching mess.

Y our flower is now done. Practice makes all the difference in the world. So if at first y ou don't succeed, giv e it another go! Also, remember no two flowers will be ex actly the same.

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Now for all the options... Attach a pin backing for a remov able accessory .

Attach flower with a few stitches to a bobby pin, barrette, or headband to wear in y our hair.

Sew a few onto a fabric notebook.

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For a more permanent embellishment, sew sev eral flowers tightly together on a t-shirt or cardigan. Washing instructions: Wash by hand or on delicate, arrange flow ers, and lay flat to dry.

Ok, now it's y our turn! Go drag out those old t-shirts/scraps and hav e fun!

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amy said... I lov e this, thank y ou so much for posting. I'm coming from MADE and am ex cited to hav e a new blog to follow! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 07 :41 AM

dana said... ah-ha! so simple! Thanks for sharing with us Heather. I'm making one today . Reply September 28, 201 0 at 07 :45 AM

hannah schreiner said... so simple... now lets see if I think that after I try it:) Thanks! I just accidently burnt a spot on a dress of mine (by the neck) with my iron.. This will be the perfect trick for hiding it:) Reply September 28, 201 0 at 08:02 AM

V anessa said... came ov er from Made! lov e y our flowers-i hadn't thought to try making them with knits!v ery cool, thanks! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 09:1 9 AM

Liz said... found y ou on MADE... I must try these flowers immediately !!! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 09:36 AM

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Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 1 0:06 AM

Jennwith4 said... Definitely gonna try this today ! Thank y ou for sharing! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 1 0:50 AM

nikki said... Thanks for the tutorial. It will be hard not getting carried away with these flowers. Reply September 28, 201 0 at 1 1 :1 5 AM

Carla said... Great tutorial, making flowers just got a whole lot easier! Thanks! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 1 2:30 PM

Ashley said... Lov e this! I lov e y our blog, too. Thx for the inspiraton Reply September 28, 201 0 at 01 :1 5 PM

delia said... Beautiful flower. I like them stacked in triplicate. I hav e really enjoy ed looking back at y our prev ious posts. It was kind of relax ing and just uplifting. Great blog! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 01 :23 PM

The Sewing Dork said... Beautiful! I'v e fooled with so many ty pes of fabric flowers with little success - I like the simplicity and no fray edges of this one. Reply September 28, 201 0 at 01 :47 PM

Heather said in reply to The Sewing Dork... Ex actly ! Plus the right and wrong side of the fabric is not such an issue with these! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 01 :56 PM

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Christina said... These are v ery cute and so easy to make! I just made a few!! I'm going to post a link in my blog! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 06:09 PM

Mickey said... Found y ou from MADE, and I am totally making some of these TOMORROW! Thanks for sharing. Great tutorial!! Reply September 28, 201 0 at 07 :32 PM

Dr. Dolly said... can't wait to try this! Saw y ou on Dana's MADE. Reply September 29, 201 0 at 01 :27 PM

Beth said... So perfect! I am a redhead too so I totally get that y ellow is best used as an accessory ;o). I am adding y ellow knit to my list of things to get nex t time I am at the fabric store...i lov e it! Thank y ou for sharing. Reply September 29, 201 0 at 1 0:1 3 PM

Bev said... I may try making one of those flowers! Thanks for the step by step instruction. Reply September 30, 201 0 at 01 :02 AM

Betty said... Thanks for the tutorial! These look easy and fabulous! Betty Reply July 23, 201 2 at 08:45 PM

Heather said in reply to Betty ... Hi Betty ! Thanks for stopping by ! Reply July 23, 201 2 at 09:53 PM Comment below or sign in with Ty pePad Facebook Twitter and more...

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