Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fabric flowers tutorial

This is a tutorial I composed and it originated from from the straw flower sticks tutorial (look at the craft tutorial section on the right). I have it in my right side bar but linking to the Burdastyle platform. I thought, why not make it at home and change its address :)
Home archiving is the safest place.

Here it is.
Step 1: Make a fabric tube and fold it in half.

Step 2: Take the second strip and fold it
counterclockwise over the first strip.

Step 3: Hold the upper part firmly with your thumb and forefinger.Then take the first strap and do the same, putting it over the second strap (counterclockwise). Work like this in circles until you get about six 'petals'.

Step 4: When you get the shape of the flower as seen here, you continue by working in circles, sliding the straps underneath the "main part", which you are holding tightly, until you get to the end.

Step 5: This is how it should look viewed from the side.

Step 6: Now thread a needle and secure the 'petals' through all the layers, so that it won't wriggle its way out!

This is the flower you just made. This cutie can be used to make necklaces or rings, headbands, brooches... anything you can think of. I hope you like it.


Papgena Made It said...

oh! you know I think I used to do harmónios with that technic with 2 strips of paper (in Carnival), never thought in use clever!!

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Unknown said...

Your flowers are really cute!

The Beading Gem said...

I love this tutorial! I think the flowers will look good in a floral bib necklace design. I will link in a future blog post so my readers can come and check it out. Pearl

Ophelia.K said...

Very cute flowers and also fabric! I love your tutorials!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am certainly glad to discover this. great job!