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Simple Felt Fabric Flower

This is one of the easiest flowers one can make. I used as inspiration a tutorial from here. Cutting and putting together the petals is similar however, for a richer and fantastic effect, I added a central piece: hand made felt pom pom.

 1. You need: felt in 2 different colours, scissors, needles, thread, brooch pin or safety pin, tailors chalk and template.

2. Put the paper template over the felt. I use the chulk to design the shape and then cut it around the line. Cut 4 such shapes.

3. Next you fold the rounded petals into half. Press them to keep being folded or you can shortly iron them but do not insist too much.

4. Now you arrange them. The next petal corner has to be over the previous petal. Once arranged, it should look like in the picture.

5. Time for the pom-pom. Take a different colour felt stripe, about 4x10cm size. Bent it on half lengthwise. Start to sew the open edge.

6. Once done, cut along the other edge, creating a sort of fringe.

7. After finishing this, roll it up and sew the base trying to keep the layers together.

8. And here you go with the central pom-pom! It is cute, isn’t it? 🙂

9. Now comes the most difficult part of this project. You have to fix the pom-pom in the center of the 4 petals and start to sew it around by keeping together the petals while you attach the center of the flower. Once you are done the flower looks like this:

It can be worn as a brooch and secure on your blouse with either a safety pin or a sewn brooch pin.

More similar flowers you can see here.

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Fabric Flowers

 

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Folded rose

Waiting for the real spring to come over I’ve spent some time and created few flowers using the technique called folded rose. The pattern and inspiration was the book I’ve already mentioned here, in some earlier post.

It is not difficult to make it. I used the kind of fabric that once folded was a bit tough to stitch it. The top of my fingers hurt a bit now because of pushing the needle was not an easy job. I consider buying a special tool to make my life easier…

Well, going back to the tutorial, here are today’s actors:

1. You need: fabric, scissors, needles, pins, thread, tailoring meter or anything that can help you to measure, tailors chalk

2. Measure 10 x 110 cm stripe and cut along of the fabric piece. Here I cut 2 different coulours as I plan to create 2 flowers:

3. Take the stripe and fold in both long sides that way that they meet at the center of the stripe. To keep them folded you either iron it or you can pin it for a while:

4. Twist the stripe at 45 degrees angles till the end of the stripe.

In this case I used some pins to help the fabric to stay folded:

6. When the whole stripe is folded, we can start to stitch it. We start to stitch along with one short side and continue with a long side:

After all it’s stitched you can start to gather tightly the fabric:

7. At this point you are almost done and start to form the rose:

You can choose to leave it like this or you can add a bead in the center. Sew it on the back carefully to catch all the layers but to still keep the shape of the flower. Then you apply a brooch pin and that’s all! Voila, here it is a yellow rose! Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Fabric Flowers, tutorial, Uncategorized

 

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