Friday, August 21, 2009

make a fabric flower and a flower tutorial round up

Thanks to all of you who have joined us all week for Flower Week! We had several other great flower ideas on our list, so we'll have to have a "part two" sometime soon. To end our week, here is one more cool flower we made and a bunch of other fabulous flower tutorials that we found out in blogland. Enjoy!


This fabric flower was made in a similar fashion as our ribbon flowers. We started with a 20-inch by 4-inch piece of fabric and folded it in half lengthwise. Then we sewed down the side to make it like a long piece of ribbon. We proceeded with the ribbon flower tutorial, pulling the strings to bunch it up a bit. After that, we rolled it, starting with one end as the flower center and wrapping the other end around until it was full enough. You can cut off the end if you have too much left and want a less-full flower. Then we stitched a few stitches through the layers on the bottom until it was secure. That's it! Sorry for the lack of photos--this was made and sent off to my sister a while ago. These are great as pins--just sew or glue a brooch pin to the back. This one was to pin on a nursing cover, but they'd also be cute on a bag.


Some other fun flower projects to try:

Lifelike ribbon peonies from Make It Do.


Gorgeous "hammered" flowers from BuildMakeCraftBake.


Tea cup flowers from the object project.


Ribbon rose bouquets from The Storque (courtesy of BurdaStyle).


Ribbon and button flowers from Hope Studios.


Easy fabric flowers from Wise Craft (we tried it and loved it--see it here!)


Fabric roses from Calamity Kim.


Painted newspaper flowers from Imagination Station.


More newspaper flowers from Ruki Duki.

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44 Responses to “make a fabric flower and a flower tutorial round up”

Mere said...

Lovely collection!

Anyone else having issues finding the Ribbon Rose Bouquet on BurdaStyle? The instructions seem to have gone missing...shame, because I LOVE that idea, and have a few empty vases I can picture with lovely ribbon bouquets filling them...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Kelly Jackson said...

I have really enjoyed your series on ribbon, paper and fabric flowers. Inspirational and fun to see.

Smiles,
Kelly Jackson

Jamie said...

Beautiful! I love all of these! Thanks for the links!

Tricia Anne said...

I have really enjoyed your flower tutorials. Thank you so much for hosting! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

marie said...

I have loved all these flower ideas this week and today was no exception to that. So many great ideas to choose from. I can't wait to make some flower pins to trim dresses for my granddaughters! My daughters just bought a pretty flower pin for me. It's made from silk petals, embroidery floss and a button. If you'd like to ~ you can take a peek at it here:
http://spunbyme.blogspot.com/2009/08/ta-da-goodies.html

rach said...

Im loving all these flowers :)

Esther said...

They're all so pretty. Great inspiration.

Francis Family said...

Thanks for all the tutorials I actually have my own home decor business and I made a paper flower for them and it's a hit! Thanks, it's just what I needed!!
here is my site
http:www.theburntdaisy.blogspot.com

Sew It Up! said...

I have actually created the roses from Burdastyle and they came together real easily. I recommend trying them.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

those newspaper flowers are pretty neat.

casserole said...

These are really pretty!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-rolled-fabric-flowers/2009/08/23/
--Anne

Grissell said...

I love all the pretty flowers.

Always Inspire said...

Ooooh, I love the peony!!! Great series!

michellejohnnie said...

I featured a post about flower week on my craft blog: somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Great assortment of flowers for all crafters to make!!!

foreverendedyesterday said...

Wow, thank you so much!! This was just what I was looking for. Very helpful. I'll make some for a headband if I can get around to it. :)

Amy said...

Perfect tutorial, I needed to know how to make one this weekend. I blogged about it here http://craftsredesigned.blogspot.com/2010/03/twirly-spring-dress.html

Thanks for the info

mon inspirations said...

i really love the yellow ribbon fabric flower.beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Thanks so much, love these and love your blog header!!

Mary Ellen said...

Just look at all those pretty flowers!! Thanks for all the links!

Caroline said...

This is just what I was looking for thankyou!!

Baroness E said...

great job. thank you for these. i have been looking for a fabric flower tutorial for a while and Calamity Kim's roses are exactly what i had in mind.

Ifthikhar said...

Wow!.. Amazing Art!.. loved those... :)

Steve n Vickie said...

What a neat idea!!!

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Crystelle Boutique said...

Wow! those are some really fun flowers! Thanks for collecting them all! I can't wait to get started.

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Tammy said...

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khizar said...

its really a good post . keep sharing these type of posts

zafran said...

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Samantha D said...

I love these things! I make mine a little more simply but I found a girl on Etsy who sells the supplies cheap so I didn't have to go hunt down fabric and then spend all that time cutting it into circles its www.etsy.com/shop/sweetsweetcircles

mQo said...

really great article, i make some hand made flowers myself... you can check them here http://www.saybloom.com/ hope you'll like them :)

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Amazing Flower said...

Lifelike ribbon peonies is my favorite creation. love your blog.

Love from Singapore Florist :)

Sonat Kohen said...

Thanks you very much, wonderful news!

Divya N said...

This was the post that got me interested in Little Birdie secrets and eventually fabric jewelry i nthe first place.....great to visit this page after almost a year...great work guys..and thanks a million

Cindy said...

Great collection of fabric flowers. The Ribbon and button flowers are my favorite one. Thanks for providing us with the links.

Cindy@ silk bouquets

Veronica and Victoria Williams said...

All those flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!

Ali said...

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Gifts to Pakistan said...

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Sabreena said...

hey I had a couple of such flowers on my shirt but I folded it and put it in my closet next thing I know they were flattened =( they were made of chhiffon any ideas on how to make them go back to normal??

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vernon albert said...

All flower images are so.....beautiful and thanks for sharing.

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