Saturday, 17 August 2013

Tutorial: How to Make Simple Fabric Flowers

This is a scheduled post as I'm currently on honeymoon.

I am currently hopefully sunning myself in Italy and enjoying a week and a bit of honeymoon bliss. While I'm away I wanted to show you how to make one of the flowers that I used in the homemade centrepieces that you got a glimpse of a few days back.

You will need:

4 wee scraps of fabric, cut into circles
A few wee beads
A needle and thread

How to:

1.  Cut the four circles into rough flower shapes.  It really doesn't matter how neat as you are going to burn the edges anyway.  Make sure they are cut to four different sizes.

2.  Gently hold the circles over a tealight, try not to actually set fire to the fabric otherwise you will get burn marks.  The fabric should melt and the edges will curl.

3.  Lay the circles on top of one another with the biggest on the bottom and the smallest on the top.

4.  Sew together with a few stitches in the centre and thread on the beads to cover your stitches.

And that's it!  I love the curled edges and the fact you get to melt them with a tealight!

What fabric flowers have you enjoyed making?

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