Friday, March 9, 2012

Last minute gifts -Organza rose {a tutorial}


Ok. I have been making a lot of these beautiful organza roses lately, so I thought why not share the how- to here.

{Organza rose}

You need:
* organza
* green fabric leaves
* pins, needle, thread
Step 1
Cut a long piece of organza; mine was 1 meter / 39.4" long and about 15 cm / 5.9" wide.

Step 2
Fold in half - the face of the fabric should be inside.
Pin and sew {*}

Step 3
Turn the piece inside out.
Ruffle it! {*}

Step 4
Make the knot and roll.

Step 5
Secure it at the back.

Step 6
Sculpt the rose.

Step 7
Secure with a pin again so that it does not get loose. Thread a needle and sew through the layers. When done, take the pins out. sew some green fabric leaves onto the back. Attach a brooch pin, and that's it!


Enjoy your beautiful organza rose. It makes a great last minute gift and you can use these for numerous projects. The below picture shows a rose made in the same way, only with sturdier and shorter piece.



{*} Here you can find the instructions on how to sew a ruffle .
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

12 comments:

Hana - Marmota said...

Thank you! It's beautiful.

cucicucicoo said...

it's really beautiful and it wouldn't have occurred to me to use organza. i have a bunch of it from a project i decided not to do, so i will probably try this out! thank you for the tutorial! :) lisa

Ira Huberts said...

Don't you just love making flowers? I'll be making some, too, for a new project I'm working on, love yours! They're wonderful!!

Marieta said...

it,s lovely¡¡
thank you
xx

maticrea said...

I love it!
Thank you :)))

harmony and rosie said...

Lovely. And I love the colours you've used too.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

So beautiful Maya - I never thought to make a knot for the center - that is so very clever as well to add shape.

PS never heard of Pink House, I am off to explore further!

Michele Pacey said...

So beautiful Maya! Thanks so much for sharing how you make it too. :)

Crafty Cousins said...

Super cute! I'd love it of you linked up to Crafty Cousins!
http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-wore-sunday-week-7.html

~Natalie

Serendipity Handmade said...

So pretty! What a lovely tutorial. Did you do anything to the ends to keep the organza from fraying more?

Little Treasures said...

@Serendipity:
That's a great question, and I should have mentioned something about it.
The answer is no; I didn't do anything because the fraying part was inside (in the tube)one of the ends is made into a knot and the other end - the one that is left is covered by the leaves so there is no worry that it'll fray. However, to prevent organza from fraying it is advisable to singe the ends/hem.

Tammy said...

oooo! Organza! What a gorgeous result! Thanks for sharing :)