June 28, 2011

Fabric Flower Tutorial

This is a repost of a really old guest post over at What Allie's Making Now

Today I am going to teach you how to make these fabric flowers. All you need for this project is a solid colored fabric, some tulle {which is optional!} and a glue gun. For the red one pictured, I left out the tulle {because I couldn't find any that matched}.                       

Start by cutting circles.  You need 9 circles of your solid fabric and 8 of tulle.

For the first 6 circles, start by stacking your solid color on your tulle.

Fold in half, with the tulle on the inside.

Wrap the ends into a cone shape and secure with a dab of glue.  The arrow shows you where your glue should go.  If you press with your fingers, the glue should hold all layers of fabric.  Be careful not to burn yourself!

Here is what the cones should look like:

After you've made 6, glue them onto another one of your circles.  I just used a very thin line of glue down the "seam".

The last two circles we'll make a little differently.  Start by folding them in half the same way as the other circles.  Then fold them in half again so they're now folded into quarters.  Secure with another dab of glue, as shown by the arrow.

Glue the last two folded circles into the center of your flower and there it is! This is a super fast project.

I think mine looks great paired with this pretty jacket I picked up at a thrift store for 50 cents. Yep, that's right.  Go thrift stores!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Hi Terra,

Love the flowers! So cute!

I gave you the "One Lovely Blog" Award! Go see what that means here:

Have a lovely day!

Amanda @ PandiolaLane.blogspot.com

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