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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fabric flowers made easy!!

Fabric flowers are whimsical accessories that work with everything from flirty summer ensembles to casual, feminine work clothes. A fabric flower brooch can brighten up a tired outfit, and a fabric flower hair tie can give a plain ponytail romantic appeal. You don't have to scour the stores for fabric flower accessories. With a few supplies and an hour or two of effort, you can create one, or several, simple fabric flowers.


Take a polyster satin cloth and cut circles in different sizes.
Light a tea light or votive candle and burn the edges or center of each cut-out circle. Rotate the edge of each circle slowly over the flame to create an open flower with crinkly edges. The speed at which you turn your fabric will depend on how long it takes the edges to begin melting and how much you want the edges to melt; the more they melt, the crinklier the edges will become. Hold the center point of the circle over the flame to create a flower that puckers in the center. When burning the centers or edges of your circles, always hold the back side of the fabric toward the flame.

Layer the burned circles one on top of the other, with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top. Hand sew a few stitches through the center of the flower to hold the layers in place.
And your beautiful fabric flower is ready.....

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you tried making these fabric flowers then click some bright pictures of your fabric flowers and send them to me at artchitrasutra@gmail.com. I like kind comments too. Please feel free to drop a note! :) Thanks for stopping by!
Note: Images that are not watermarked are collected from various sources on web.

3 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow it looks gorgeous and you make it sound so easy--Maybe I will muster up the courage to try it- fabric is not my fav medium- I am more comfortable with paper!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Neelima said...

They are really very easy to make.... and if you have tried making them then click some bright pictures and send it to me at artchitrasutra@gmail.com

Nisha said...

love ths post neelima...they r adorable