Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gathered Flower tutorial

Fabric Flowers are all the rage right now.  This tutorial is for the gathered/ruffle flower.

-2 1/2 inch strip (length can vary but I like 22 inches
-Iron in half length wise

-sew a gathering stitch along one long edge (You have 2 options with this.  Sew along the raw edge for a finished flower, or sew along the folded edge for a ragged look.)

-Pull and gather,

-Put a dab of hot glue at one end and fold over. This gives you a finished edge in the center.

-Start rolling with that end and shape as you roll and go. (if you did the ragged flower rough the edge with a tooth brush)

-Glue a small circle of felt to the back to hold and give it more stability

You can use this same method with ribbon or lace, just dont fold in half.

1 comment:

The Old's said...

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