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« on: March 16, 2004 08:16:24 AM »

I have driven myself nearly insane trying to figure out how to make those cute fabric flowers I am starting to see everywhere. I can't find a pattern, and it seems to be the best kept secret in town! lol... anyone have any ideas on how to make these? I attempted one (actually several thousand, this one just happened to be the most presentable), here it is...

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However, the underside of it is really ugly and it's poorly crafted... I am not pleased with the look of it either.

I would love to know how to do this...
http://www.sewprettyonline.com/wst_page11.html

Can anyone help?!  Shocked

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004 08:42:50 AM »

you just take a long strip of fabric, baste along one long edge, then pull your string to gather it, and roll it up as you gather.  Then you stitch it together at the bottom.  It looks like you've got the right idea in your picture.  The differences between yours and the one you linked to seem to be
a) theirs is just a pinked edge (on the exposed edge) and yours is doubled over.  This probably makes theirs fluffier.
b) it looks like theirs is a MUCH longer strip (to get the really full flower)

It's possible they basted down the center of the strip, too  - that way you get two rows of petals for your strip, and the back side will look more finished.

I think it just may take some practice to get it looking really polished.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004 09:10:54 AM »

It's possible they basted down the center of the strip, too  - that way you get two rows of petals for your strip, and the back side will look more finished.

Well, I don't know if thats what they did or not, but that's just brilliant!! Thanks, I'm going to try it now  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2004 10:08:51 PM »

http://www.ym.com/style/doityourself/jun1803.jsp

I have made denim flowers after that tutorial and IMO they turned out really pretty  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2004 10:34:29 AM »

Hey....

I also discovered another way (if you can really call it discovering) to make really cute flowers.  For carnations, just cut out a bunch of different sizes of wavy-ish circles of fabric and stack them with the largest circles on the bottom.  Then you can use one big bead, embroidery floss, or even a button or beaded ball to put in the center.  Just stick your needle through the center of all the fabric disks.  They look really cute when you use different fabrics.  I tried it myself with different sized denim and pink gingham stars and a pearl-beaded ball in the center.  It kinda looked like a lily of some sort, and I sewed the flower and a couple others on my favorite tote bag.  /sorta a new variation on an old classic...
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