Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sweet Fabric Flower Tutorial
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Sorry I have not posted in a while, but I had my large family here for Christmas and was busy cleaning and cooking on top of my usual Christmas prep. I should be able to post more regularly when school starts again in January. Watch for giveaways on January 1 and a challenge for the Crop Out Diabetes fundraiser with a prize at the end of January.
Today I am sharing a sweet little flower I made with fabric scallops and my Cricut. More obsessing over scallops! Flowers are so trendy right now. You can scrap with them, make a brooch, and accessorize a hat or a purse and more. But, for many of us money is tight this time of year and every extra penny is put into gifts for loved ones. So, I dipped into my stash and played with making my own flower using some pink organza & white card stock. Here’s how I did it:
1) Cut 13 Circles in the Organza using a Sizzix Die 2 ½” big, and if you are superstitious, cut 2 extra.
2) Fold the circles in half and run a basting stitch along the raw edge, ¼” from the edge. Pull the basting to 1” long on 5 of the circles, ¾” long on 5 more, and ½” on the last 3. Tie knots to hold in place.
3) Cut a pentagon at 1 ½”, 1 ¼” and a triangle a 1”. I used Cricut and SCAL2 to get accurate and equal sided shapes. I am not sure if there is a pentagon in any of the Cricut cartridges, so I used SCAL2.
4) Heat up a glue gun and glue 5 petals on each of the pentagons, using the bigger petals for the bigger pentagon and the smaller petals for the smaller pentagon
5) Glue the remaining 3 petals (1/2”) to the triangle. Here is a picture of the three layers with the scallops all glued.
6) Glue or stitch the layers together with the raw edges of the petals facing up, to back the next layer. Alternate the petals on the pentagons to make the flower appear fuller.
7) Embellish with a pretty button.
If you hope to use this as a pin or fashion accessory you may want to consider replacing the card stock with felt or chipboard.