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Topic: Folded Fabric Flower pin/hair clip tutorial  (Read 271658 times)
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« Reply #170 on: October 14, 2007 10:21:05 PM »

Dear Beastbunny,

My fiance and I were very moved by the description of the "Folded Fabric Flower pin/hair clip tutorial." In fact we were so enticed by instructions and pictures, that we decided to put off the packing for our trip to Mexico City, Mexico to take the time to make several "Folded Fabric Flowers".

Overall the experience was favorable. However, we did encounter some difficulties that I am frankly surprised you didn't offer warnings about. Additionally, I am curious how important it is that the thread color matches the spare material, since the thread is completely hidden in the finished product. Perhaps it would be safe to use a Black or dark thread on any dark fabric remnants, and a light colored thread, like white or cream, on any light colored fabrics. Additionally, which color thread should you choose when using a printed material? We decided to use a cobolt blue thread that matched the dark blue and sliver fabric we had left over from a dress jacket we made two years ago.
Obviously anyone attempting this should be very careful with the needle and thread, as the folded fabric of the individual pedals in the "Folded Fabric Flower pin/hair clip tutorial" are very thick and pushing the needle through the layers may require some force. Still, this was not a significant problem for us.  Where we did run into difficulties was with the dark blue and sliver remnant fabric, which was a little thicker than your standard cotton fabric, even the cotton prints.

Well suffice it to say that the pattern doesn't work quite so well with thicker fabric and our dark blue and silver "Folded Fabric Flower" ended up looking much more like a blue and sliver scrunchy than the beautiful flowers you showed as examples in your tutorial.

We haven't decided what to do with the dark blue and silver "Folded Fabric Flower"/scrunchy, but it does look a little bit like the star of david, except for the extra 5 points, as the star actually has 11 points rather than the 17 you recommended. We decided that any prime number of points would be OK since 17 is such an unusual number to choose unless there were some value in it being both odd and prime. 11 points seemed to be a good choice as it is aesthetically appealing and helped a little bit with the thicker fabric, but not enough to keep it looking like a scrunchy. Still, I think we will keep the "Folded Fabric Flower"/scrunchy around for Chanukah.

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« Reply #171 on: October 15, 2007 09:08:34 AM »


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« Reply #172 on: October 15, 2007 12:48:50 PM »

Hee hee hee hee  Tongue

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« Reply #173 on: October 15, 2007 01:00:40 PM »

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« Reply #174 on: October 15, 2007 01:26:02 PM »

I don't think there's a joke.  I think he was just replying.

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« Reply #175 on: October 16, 2007 08:29:08 AM »

what a strange and wonderful world we live in Smiley

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« Reply #176 on: March 06, 2008 04:38:44 PM »

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« Reply #177 on: March 06, 2008 05:44:43 PM »

not sure who brought this tute back up to the front but THANKS.

Thanks so much for the tute. I was just looking around and I really wanted to make some and didn't know how. THANK YOU!!!! even years later Smiley


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« Reply #178 on: September 02, 2008 07:53:57 PM »

Very sorry that the pictures on this tutorial disappeared.  I've added a link to the tutorial on Instructables so that you can still create this great flower!
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« Reply #179 on: November 06, 2008 04:29:49 AM »

the images didn't show up for me...where is the other posting?  Maybe I can view it?
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