Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabric Flower Tutorial

A few people asked me how I made the fabric flower on this ATC:

ATC swap with Marijke #2
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Clouds & Big And Small Flowers

I thought it would be easier to explain in pictures how I made it, so put together a little photo tutorial on the process. The flowers are really easy to make and can be made with just small pieces of fabric - I hope you give them a try!

Cut 5 circles of the same size out of fabric. I used my Cuttlebug which made it really quick.


Fold each fabric circle in half.


Fold in half again.


Using a running stitch sew along the curved side, a little bit down from the raw edge. I would usually use a matching thread but went for white thread this time so the stitching would be more obvious in the photos.



Add the next petal to the length of thread using a running stitch.



Continue adding petals with the running stitch until all five petals have been added. As you can see you don't have to be fussy about doing even stitches!


Holding the two ends of the thread, pull tightly to gather the petals together and knot 3\4 times.


Snip the ends of the thread and add a button, large gem or yo yo to the centre to cover up the raw edges.

17 comments:

Barb said...

Thanks Heather! Wonderful tutorial! Just love these!

Isha said...

Lovely tutorial Heather and your flower looks perfect. TFS. I really liked your ATCs...couldnt comment yesterday as am down with fever....lol.

CinnamonSally said...

Thanks for this Heather, I have been trying to work out how you made these.

Caryl W said...

Heather...thanks for sharing this...what a great flower tutorial!! Very cute ATC!!

Chris Millar said...

I too had wondered about these gorgeous flowers! Thanks for stepping us through the making of them! Have a great day!

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a wonderful tutorial, will have to give this a try, so pretty!

donna mikasa said...

I saw your wonderful ATC in the Flickr pool! That flower is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing a great tutorial!

Dawn said...

wow - that little tutorial is fabulous Heather.

sideoats + scribbles said...

GAH!!! This is awesome! Gotta try it! Thanks so much for the tutorial! )

Evelyn S. said...

What a beautiful flower! Your tutorial is so understandable, too. Thanks!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Heather, Love your fabric flowers--you are very creative and your tutorial is very easy and clear to follow. I will give those flowers a try. Take care and God bless.

walchowDesign said...

You are so good in the handycraft work, Heather. Great tutorial and thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Thanks for the FAB tutorial! Such a lovely ATC, too! HUGS!

Anne said...

Wow- how creative Heather! I love this fun flower you made- just amazing- thanks for sharing how you made it!

chris richards said...

Hi Heather,found your blog and love it !
This tutorial is just fabulous....I shall
now click your follow button !!
many thanks
chris richards
xxx

ivy said...

i will try this! thanks for the picture tutorial!

Alba said...

Amazing and it looks so easy to do! So... I will try it soon! Thanks!

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