Hobby Hump Day-Daisy Crazy Tutorial

November 5, 2008 at 3:56 am 3 comments

There are a lot of ways to make fabric flowers out there. This is how I make mine…

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Cut a template out of paper or cardstock. Mine is a 1×2″ rectangle with the ends rounded. You could also make them pointy.

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Fold fabric over and pin template. Cut around it. Do this 6 times.

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This is what you’ll end up with. (There are 12 pieces all together.)

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With right sides together. Sew around edges of petals.

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Using the blunt end of a wooden skewer, turn petals right side out.

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This is what your petals will look like once turned right side out. Feel free to press them if you wish. ( I don’t)

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Before you start to sew the petals together, pull top and bottom threads out at least a couple of inches. It will make gathering a lot easier.

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Using the basting stitch line up petals and start sewing them together.

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Make sure to leave another tail at the other end before you snip it off. Tie a knot with one of the tails using both threads.

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Pull one thread of the unknotted tail and gather the petals. Be gentle. You don’t want to break the threads.

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Stitch two ends of flower together.

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Pin petals to fabric.

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Sew flower to fabric along circle baste stitch.

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Sew buttons in the middle of flower to hide stitching. Covered buttons are always cute.

Now its your turn to play. Share your hobby.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. I’ll Make Tamales Next Time « Big Binder  |  November 5, 2008 at 8:31 pm

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  • 2. hotomom  |  November 5, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I am sorry I don’t have a hobby today. Unless you consider still trying to get rid of a cold a hobby? No, okay then I got nothing. Sorry.

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  • 3. The 6 O'Clock Stitch  |  March 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    This is a wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing it at “Make & Tell Monday”. Feel free to jump in with another tutorial next week!

    Blessings,
    Gina

    Reply

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