Monday, April 05, 2010

Fabric Flower Fun!

I found a Fabric Flower Tutorial that I loved and decided to make some! I liked the look of the double flowers in this flower tutorial in a smaller fashion but prefer the method of petal mading in this flower tutorial. The bottom layer has 6 petals, and the top layer has 3 petals with a button or bead in the middle! Then I either sewed a loop of fabric or elastic onto the back, but pretty much anything can be attached to the back to use them in tons of ways!
To make the different sizes I just used different round objects to create the circles the same way you'd make different size yo-yo's.
The smaller flowers I used a spool of thread for the circle.
This is a small one with elastic on the back that I slipped onto my new puppy Ginger's tiny collar.
This bigger flower I used a 1/3 Cup measuring cup for the circle it has a fabric loop on the back and I slipped it onto my pink pearls for a pendent.
Here's another on my dog Madie's collar it also has elastic on the back. She didn't like the bigger flowers so I made a small one using a spool of thread for the circles so that she barely notices it on her collar.
I also made one for Bekah in a blue floral fabric with a big blue bead in the center and made it a headband by attaching a large elastic loop custom fit for her head.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Melissa...These flowers are just cute!..that's just about all there is to say!...The little flower for Madie is precious and hope to see a photo of you in that pink necklace!...Great for summer!...Thank you for all of your sharing info. and creativity...Hope you had a nice Easter day too...Blessings Annie

TypsTatting said...

What a wonderful idea. I can see hair ties made out of them with the elastic on the back of them!!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks Annie, I'll try to remember to take a photo when I wear it!

TypsTatting, I did actually make a headband for a girl with a loop of elastic that fit her head! I'll stick a photo up, I didn't get the best photo of her in it but I got an okay one.

Bonnie said...

Super Cute. Thank you for sharing the links. They would make a cute accessory for a handmade purse or bag.