Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Fun Accessory

Thought I'd share how I make fabric flowers. They're super easy to make, and are a fun accessory to add to handbags, jackets, and they even look cute in hair!
First, I drew up a pattern for the petals.
Next, I cut out 5 different fabrics with the pattern piece placed on the fold so I'd end up with 4 petals total for each piece. I ironed a fusible interfacing to the back of the fabrics for stability.
Pinching and sewing the centers together, I then randomly stacked each fabric piece together to form a flower - and sewed them all together.
Adding a cute button stack to the center and a pin to the back completes the flower.
A great way to use up fabric scraps, I made this flower pin with leftover pieces of vintage tablecloths from my bigger projects.
I love how, depending on what fabrics you put together, so many different looks can be achieved.
Give 'em a try, I guarantee you'll have fun creating your own bouquet of fabric flowers.

15 comments:

Christine said...

what a great idea!

Sandra said...

Oooh! Great idea! I went to Hobby Lobby today and i'm going to try making some paper roses. I'm sure i'll try yours too!
Have a good day,

Sandra

June said...

Hi Karoline, These are delightful. They would be so fun on anything. Thankyou for sharing these. I can't wait to try one, or two, or...
Hugs, June

LiLi M. said...

These look terrific! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll show you mine when I did some ok?

Have a nice and sunny day!

tinkerverve said...

So very cute!

Secondhandrose said...

That looks really fun. I like mixing patterns. Thanks for sharing.

karen

Jennifer Paganelli said...

wonderful tut!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love your fabric flowers! Very creative. I made some felted flowers and crocheted flowers, wanted to make a bunch and realized how much WORK they were! I would love for you to stop by and see them!

Lori said...

Oh how precious of you to share such a wonderful and easy craft!! Gosh, i think I may have found something fun to occupy my weekend with now Thanks dear!! Lori

Our Back Porch said...

Awesome! I'm going to try this!

Blessings,
Rebecca

TattingChic said...

Those are darling!

KatCollects said...

I love how the flowers turned out, so fun. I hope you are having a good weekend.
Kathy

Timi said...

Cute cute cute!!!
I am in need of some sort of flower for a hat I need to build for a Kentucky Derby Party. I might be able to do this!
Thank you for the post my Cheerio lovin friend!
Have a wonderful day!
Timi

sue w said...

oh oh oh I love the buttons you used on your flower pin, loved the pin too. I absolutely adore vintage tableclothes, I use them until they fall apart. what a good way to use the bits and pieces that are left. love it!

Vivi said...

Beautiful flower and easy work, i love your site and i add you to my blog. Regards from Spain. Victoria