Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ANOTHER flower tutorial

I love these flowers.... they look like peonies!!
They are pretty easy to make. You'll need to cut a 2-3 inch strip of satin, or silk or poly-satin. The pink on on the sweater was one piece- really long like 4yrds, but this blue one was three different pieces all about a yard each. It was some old lining material I had, so probably acetate-but a nice silky feel!
You cut sections leaving about 1/2 inch from the bottom.
oh oh, I forgot to take a picture of the burning... well you know the drill, you just barely wave the edge over a candle flame, not enough to catch it on fire, but just to melt the edge. See?
Then you take a running stitch to the straight edge and gather the whole thing up.
What you can't tell where to use the running stitch? ok here it is.
You then start at one end and tightly roll it up, tack stitching it here and there so it doesn't become undone.
Here are a couple of "florets" rolled up. I have singed the bottom of one, so that it melts together? what you can't see that...
Ok, here's a better close up. Place JUST the rolled up edge near the flame and it will melt together
Cut a little circle of felt and hot glue the flower (florets) in a pleasing manner... and you have a beautiful Peony!!!
You can then sew or glue on a pin. OR you can just pin it on like a corsage.
They are fun and fast to make!
Now below are two that weren't very long (like 2 yards) neither of them made a very big flower and it looks pretty unnatural.
Maybe I'll make another green one and have the blue one be like a center- they do look sort of good together?
Here's another 'mistake'. I cut the strip big, like 4inches... but it is just WAY too flopsy/mopsy!!! It even had 3 yrds of material.

8 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

These are some of your best flowers yet, but they look a little harder to make...


Marydon Ford said...

Actually I like the flosy mopsy one a LOT! but they are all gorgeous! TY for sharing. I may give this a try, untalented me just might!

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Kissed by an Angel said...

They look lovely!!

blueviolet said...

When I started reading that, I didn't think I could do it, but I think I can!

Lauren said...

you're cute, mom. i love you.
and love these flowers, i think they are my favorite.

Jennifer said...

Love these! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

Katie P said...

Ahh I'm in love with these! They are so super cute! I just did a felt flower tutorial, on my blog. Love fabric flowers! Can't wait to try this next!

Katie P
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh My Gosh!
Love these!
Now I'm off to the closet to rip linings out of jackets!!!!! ;)
Love coming here to see what you are going to show us next...you are so sa-weet! and sa-mart!
and and and did I say sweet???
Have a good weekend girlie!!!!