Saturday, January 15, 2011
Fabric flower tutorial part 1
You will need:
*varying sized circles
*chalk or other tracing pen
*fabric- I use lace, organza, and satin
*lighter or candle
*needle and thread
*bead or button for the center
Trace 1 of each of your circles on the satin and organza. For the lace, I usually cut 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large piece. Cut out all the circles.
Cut "petals" into your organza and satin circles. I usually make 5 petals, but sometimes I vary the petals from 4-6. Don't cut the lace circles.
Lightly singe the edges of all your petals. This will make them curl up and look more like flowers. A lot of people use a tea light, which works fine for bigger pieces, but I find that I can get more control with a kitchen lighter. Be especially careful with the organza, it shrivels very quickly. Do the same around the edge of the lace, giving it a tattered look.
You'll probably ruin a piece or two on your first try, I know I did.
Start stacking up your pieces, alternating fabrics. I start with lace on the bottom, but otherwise have no set pattern. It's just whatever looks best.
Once you have it stacked, sew through the center and sew on your bead or button.
That's it! Now you can attach it to whatever you want! Tip: if using it on a hair clip, cut out a small circle of matching felt and hot glue it to the bottom. This will give it a more solid backing.