Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Quick & Easy Fabric Flowers {Tutorial}


Well it's finally here, the day us Huckleberry ladies leave for Haven!!! We are beyond excited to spend the next 5 days together without the kiddos, while learning some valuable DIY tips from the nations best. :)

As you might've guessed we've done a lot of preparation for this trip including some fun craft nights where we made these awesome tote bags.

 
Now, I'm not going to go into detail about how we made these beauties (we'll save that for a later date) but I am going to share how I made my embellishments for it.

I'm all for easy, quick craft projects that look great, so these fabric flowers were the perfect project for me to whip up in the final days before the trip. I had a bit of leftover fabric from the inner lining of my bag,


so it was a no-brainer for me to use that. I actually got the inspiration for my fabric flowers from Bead and Cord. I was excited about them because they look different than any other fabric flowers I have ever made.



 
Can't Get Started Without:
~Bit of scrap fabric
~Needle & Thread
~Sewing Scissors








Start by tracing out 5 circles on your fabric.



Next, cut them out.


Once the circles are cut out, fold them in half and then half again.


Then, draw rounded edges on the non-folded part of the circles


and cut the edges off.



When you unfold your cut circles, you should have rounded x's.


Take all of your x's and stack them up. Make sure you off set them as you don't want all of your petals on top of each other.


Now, fold your stack in half


and with your needle and thread, make a few stitches along the fold.



Lastly, take your flower and pinch it against the fold (it should now look like a cup) and stitch your flower into that position.

 
Fluff out your petals and voila, pretty fabric flowers.


I really like these flowers, but I wanted to make them my own. So, using my flower making technique that I used when making my Spring Grapevine Wreath I made centers for my larger flowers.


I quickly sewed them together and had my very own fabric flowers.


Because I didn't want a permanent fixture on my bag, I took pieces of felt and hot glued them to the back of my flowers. Then I hot glued a pin to the felt. This way I was able to pin my flowers on to my bag. I can now either have the embellishment or not and because I pinned each flower individually, I can re-arrange my flowers anytime I like. :)


I love this project because it was so quick and easy ( and when I say quick, I mean all finished during nap time quick) and I think even though it is incredibly simple, it adds a lot to my bag.

 
 
Are any of you going to Haven? We are so excited and can't wait to share all of the fun with you when we get back!!




5 comments:

  1. I am so happy to have run into your post. I love your take on the flower! Thanks for referencing us at Bead&Cord :) I have shared your flowers on our site.

    http://www.beadandcord.com/clipper/nikki/flowers-10039/136699.html

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    1. I'm so glad you found us! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing them on your site. :)

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