Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tartan Gathered Fabric Flower

TARTAN FLOWERS!!! I love them, can you tell??

This is such an easy fabric flower to make! I personally love this style as it looks great as both a fabric flower and can also be made easily with ribbon :o)

All you need is:
  • a needle and thread
  • a large button
  • a length of tartan 10 x 54cm
  • a headband or clip if you'd like to use it as a hair accessory, if not you could pop a safety pin on the back and add it to a handbag or use it as a brooch.
Firstly, fold your fabric in half lengthways. You can press the edge with an iron for a straighter edge if you like but it's not necessary. I'm not very anal when it comes to these things :o)

Take your needle and thread and begin to thread it along the open edge of the fabric about 1/2cm in, tugging the thread taught as you go. This will gather your fabric and create your flower.

Continue all the way along the edge til you reach the other end. Pull the thread tight again then overlap the two edges. Sew the two ends together once or twice to secure your flower.

Sew your button over the centre and do something AMAZING with it!!! Like add it to a headband!

To make the ribbon version, you follow much the same process, but there is no need to fold the ribbon in half, you simply sew along one edge as above.

1 comment:

  1. Hey thank you so much for showin me how to do it. Its so fast and simple.

    Thanks again a proud mummy


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