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« on: May 31, 2004 07:59:05 PM »

i really like the pins on this site so i decided to make one of my own. no pinking shears, but i think it turned out ok.

first, get your fabric. i used black felt and a scrap of an old scarf i had lying around. the whole project used only about 2"x10" of each kind of fabric total, so they're great to use up scraps.

cut your fabric into petal shapes. i used 6 petals for this particular flower (so 6 of each kind of fabric), and each one is about 1.25" long, just kind of a fat oval shape. the felt is a little bit bigger than the scarf fabric.

pin the petal layers together.

sew 'em up! i have no machine, so i handsewed them. they're pretty small anyway, so it didn't take too long.

put your petals together and sew them. it was kinda tricky to get it together, but it ended up ok.

stick a pin back on it.

fancy button in the middle and you're done!

this was my first tutorial so i hope it makes sense!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2004 08:38:14 PM »

ooh that flower is super pretty! thanks for telling us about the site. very fun stuff no wonder you like it Smiley

great tutorial too Smiley
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2004 08:55:17 PM »

Wow, I've been playing with some scrap flower pins for a while now, and I never would have thought to do it that way.  Good job, I'm gonna have to try that now.

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2004 01:07:08 AM »

very pretty! Awsome job!

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2004 08:20:19 AM »

Great tutorial, thank you for making it!Yet another thing to add to my "I must make this list"! Smiley
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2004 09:57:08 AM »

I like your flowers better.. without the pinking shears Smiley

I have a TON of scraps in random colors.. and I like to hand sew little things so I will have to try and make some!

(edit) I made one! Mine only has 5 petals cause I forgot everything you wrote in the tutorial BUT I love it!!!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2004 01:31:29 PM »

thank you lots and lots for that tutorial! I used it to make this:

only I used all felt and put a bit of wire between the two layers so it would be a little bendable, if that makes sense.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2004 09:58:35 AM »

i love that green fabric! it is so cute..!
how did you sew all the petals together? do you just try to hold them all in place and then stitch a bit in the middle? how did you get the petals to stay remotely together while you stitched them all together?
sorry for the over abundance of questions...
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2004 10:23:52 AM »

it was kind of awkward to work with the petals while sewing them together, but what i did was fold them all in half so they're sort of pinched together, stacked them up, and ran a piece of thread through all of them at once and then back around itself, in a circle, just to hold them all together. then i straightened them out and sewed them more nicely.

if that's confusing, let me know and i can make a little paint illustration and post that. or if anybody has an easier way, let me know!
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2004 04:06:55 PM »

i think i get it, though i haven't tried it yet, so a pic would be very nice if you could manage to put one up.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2004 08:54:44 PM »

i'll try to post a pic tomorrow for you. yay 3 day weekend! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2004 07:45:52 PM »

here it is! i apologize for my crappy paint illustration.

1. Fold your petal down the middle the long way.
2. What it looks like when it's folded.
3. Stack up the folded petals all together. Sew them all together with one stitch.
4. Knot the thread so they're all held together. Don't worry about it looking nice at this point.
5. Now that your petals are at least held together in one clump, you can move them around so that it actually sort of resembles a flower. When it's arranged as you like it, sew the petals together again to hold the shape.

I hope this helped!
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2004 08:34:12 PM »

thanks so much for the pic... lol... the drawings were actually very clear btw. i think i'm going to try to make a flower with this pretty spotted purple fabric i have and my old navy blue corduroy pants!!
thanks again!
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2004 04:19:09 AM »

I've been dying to make some flower pins and your design is so pretty and looks really easy! I'm off to the fabric store after work to get some felt to couple with my scarf remnants. Thank you!
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011 06:19:51 PM »

kool tut thanks i love the color combonation



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