Friday, January 29, 2010

Fabric Flower Tutorial

If for some reason you want a printed copy of this free pattern I am happy to print it with a quality photo for a charge of $4.00 and post to you. Email me if required.


Today I decided to make a fabric flower and then thought why not do a tutorial and share with my friends. My friend Naomi came over and we were chatting about the fabric flower she made sewing two half circles together. I thought it would be a lot quicker to use a full circle and just fold it over. So here goes.....

Cut 5 circles out from fabric using a CD/disc.



Fold them in half and iron or press as any good quilter would tell you....lol...this half circle is one petal.


Using matching cotton thread do a basting stitch to gather the raw edges about 1/8th of inch from the edge. Pull up tight and tie off the first petal.


Continue onto the next petal doing the same until you have the five attached. Join the last one to the first one so you have nice flower with a hole in the middle.



I decided to make 2 yo-yo's for my middle. I used a yo-yo maker that is about 3.5" in width. I put them upside down so the smooth side faces out. I made one for the front and one for the back. So both sides of my flower looks perfect and no messy bits on the back.

You can then use it to do whatever you wish. Brooch, magnet, sew it directly onto a tote bag. You could even put a key-chain on it. This flower is about 4.5" across from petal to petal. If you want them smaller just cut smaller circles for your petals. As you can see below the back looks good too.

Enjoy and have fun making these easy flowers.

I will do a simple tote bag tutorial soon to show you how pretty your flower can look on a tote bag.......stay tuned folks.

33 comments:

teresa said...

This is lovely Khris.. I know a great site you should put this on hee hee xx

Dawn said...

Fabulous Khris, I love them, cant wait to see them on a bag...
Hugs Dawn x x

Beeshebags said...

It looks great, but then you already knew I thought that from when I was watching you make it for the tutorial! lol Can't wait to see it on the tote bag hun. Hugs Naomi

Lois said...

Just so cute aand will aslo be waiting to see them on a tote bag.
Hugs
Lois

casserole said...

Great tutorial! I love the idea of using a CD as the template for the circles.

I blogged your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-gathered-fabric-flower/2010/01/29/

--Anne

Bobbie said...

this is such a great idea. I found it through free crafts blog. I love your blog. It is really cute!

Sandra :) said...

That's really cute - I like that both sides are finished - that makes it look really professional!

Maggey and Jim said...

Hey, I love those and they would look so sweet on my tote bags.. Thanks for the toot..
Maggey

Robin said...

Love the fabric flowers. I think I'll give one a try. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

SewCalGal said...

I truly have been searching to make a flower like this for several years! I've tried but never did a great job. You've inspired me to make it like you do! Thanks.

I saw a very close version of this flower at a quilt show. They had added a judges ribbon to the flower and it looked so cute!

Thanks for sharing! I'm going to add this to my list of favorite tutorials!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lizzie said...

Thanks Khris, I know exactly what I want to do with that!
Lizzie
XXX

Karen Mallory said...

Hey Khris, This is a great tutorial and the instructions and pictures are spot on!!!
hugs Karen

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

lovely!

wackywoman said...

Very nice Khristina. I see lots of uses for them.

Cyndi said...

Hi! This flower is just waaay too cute! I make handbags and purses and I will definitely be making some of these to adorn some of my bags!

I found your tutorial through your other blog, Freebies for Crafters. Thanks so much for taking the time to bring us all these great free, fun tutorials!

Have a great weekend!

elena & fabiana said...

HI I'm, going to copy this flower....!
ciao... from trieste...Italy....
elena

Chris H said...

Very cute. A yo-yo? Enlighten me on yo-yo's too thanks!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I was just thinking about you and then I saw your tutorial on SewCalGal's blog. Great tutorial...so fun.

Hugs,
Kelly

SusanPatch said...

Hi Khris,
Love your goodies!!!
Thank you for sharing this flower tutorial. I am willing to try one!!!
Hugs from Spain
Susan

Nile e Richard said...

Oi khris.
Linda flor de fuxico.
obrigado pela acolhida.
Enrei para o seu blogoll,assim poderemos te acompanhar.
Bom domingo para voce.
Richard.

Froggy said...

Hey, Khris, I am very new to proper patchworking - I have made two quilts but only using squares in a row.

Can you point me to a super-easy pattern I can have a go at?

I'd appreciate your input... thanks! x

Seams Sew Together said...

I think your flower is adorable and I am going to give it a try!! Thanks heaps Khris!!

Arlette said...

Khris, this is a fantastic flower and thank you so much for the tutorial. I think I will make me one, or maybe a dozen. LOL You know how much I adore flowers. Must have something to do with living in the islands!
Aloha!

Graciela said...

HOla me encantó esta flor!!!!!!!! es muy fácil y queda realmente muy bonita muchas gracias por compartirla un beso

pulcino said...

Hi Khris, I hope you and your family are well.
Your works are always simply ... wonderfull!!!
Also though I can not come through here very often (I would like...), when I return I always find inspiration ...this flower will be perfect for the purse that I prepare for my partner swap French.
Thanks for sharing with us your skills and thanks for this wonderful tutorial you have prepared us !!
Big big hugs
Cristina

S said...

You're very talented! I was looking for something else but ran across this. Really well done - I'll be using it to make something for my daughter. Thanks so much for posting it!

Graciela said...

HI Kris!!!!!!! ya hice tus flores y podes pasar a verlas por mi blog , realmente estoy muy contenta muchas gracias por compartirla
beso

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Gorgeous, Khris! I'll definitely have a go at some of these. :-)

Anne Maskell said...

I'm defiantly going to do this! They are so pretty. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

marshall said...

it is amazing how some people's ability to create such beautiful things with their own hands! Congratulations to the owner of such creations as beautiful, without doubt is a real artist! thanks for sharing it with everyone!
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Luv 2 Kreate said...

These would make cute pincushions if you stuffed the yoyo with some sort of stuffing... hmmm I am thinking cute little gifts for sewing friends!

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial for the fabric flower. I am excited to try one. I will share your link with another group to visit.

I found your site through Black Threads. Thanks Kyra Hicks!

Diana Bracy
www.dianabracy.com

Amazing Flower said...

really love the motif and pattern. Singapore Florist

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