Monday, January 31, 2011

Made for Monday: Fabric Flower Tutorial



Several months ago I saw this tutorial at Maize Hutton and thought that I'd have to try it one day.  Well, my friends, today is that day!

I've done mine a little differently, so I'm posting an adapted version here for you.  I hope you like it!


"Fabric Flower"



What you'll need:


  • A strip of fabric that can be folded in half lengthwise
  • Matching button
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Optional: hair clips, glue gun

What you'll do:


I followed the original pattern pretty closely with this exception...Instead of leaving the sides frayed, I folded my fabric in half lengthwise.  I wanted a cleaner look.



I also wanted my flower to be a hair accessory instead of a pin.  So I took a piece of matching ribbon and hot glued one edge to make a loop and then hot glued that piece to the center of the back of the flower.



I took the pink bows off the hair clips I found and simply inserted it into the loop of ribbon!  Easy peasy!  



And I also wanted to be able to interchange it with my headband...so viola!  Take out the clip, insert the headband, and you've got yourself a versatile hair accessory!



Since I had two clips left over, I decided to make two smaller versions for my 4-year-old BFF!  I just used half the length and half the width of the original strip of fabric.



I'm so delighted with how they turned out.  And my BFF and I both wore our flower accessories to church this morning because that's how we roll!  





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2 comments:

Tanyia said...

I have made some fabric flowers before, yours are super cute though!

I am stopping by from TGC Would love to have you take a look at my project, too : )

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Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Super cute. I am impressed that you took the time to make them... I see so many things on blogs but for some reason never get around to doing any of them. Good for you!