A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is super awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 314,128
Currently Running With Scissors:
139 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Lazy Daisy w/lazy tutorial on: May 28, 2004 02:44:56 PM
First can I say, thank YOU to all the peeps out there who post tutorials, as having to organize myself, has brought new levels of appreciation for all the past masters, and highlights my slack nature, hence a tutorial for veryeasy-peasy fabric flowers. I love the felt flowers but didn't have any felt on hand. I 'conceptualized' this on a whim when I quickly needed something to tie together a skirt and top combo I was a bit unsure of.  I received some complements, made some more, and voila, the birth of the lazy girls flower corsage. Please let me know if you have any questions, tho why I've taken so bloody long to post, in one I can't reasonably answer!

Here's a quick-like tutorial, not that any of you all will require, and it shall unveil how very rudimentary my skills are!
Firstly grab yourself a strip or two of fabric, anything will do, and a heavy-dutier type needle strung with a matching thread :

(You might want to sew close to any fraying ends to prevent total string meltdown, but this is the lazy girl way, so it's up to how ambitious you're feelin')

I'm an old hand at these, so I gasp! used two pieces of fabric. Start by pinching the strip in one hand while pleating the fabric toward the stabalizing hand:

Continue to make pleats (and I'm talking really loose, bunched up pleats- just sort of wadding it together works too- it's all about the end product in my case):

Then when your fingers are full of pleats, take that threaded needle and work it through all the layers.  Don't worry if you don't catch each every pleat as you can always patch it up later:

Basically you just keep repeating the steps above, fold, pleat, sew through the layers, coming out through the back and through the front- don't worry about keeping the threads neat- you'll be covering all that mess later, my friend. Here's a side view of my layers. Work in a circular, flower-like fashion, it should vaguely start to resemble a corsage of some sort.

I decided to add another strip of red to my flower, to fill it out a bit, just start folding it into place right where you left off, attaching it with your thread.  When you get the circumference you desire, thread from the backside to the frontside several times, catching all those loose pleats and stabalizing your flowe. I decided to carefully snip a few slits in my petals to make them more petal-liker:

Now comes the fun part- creating your stamen. I'm the proud parent of a badg machine so I let those little doo-dahs work their magic here, often using a flower print, just to ensure passerbyers realise what I'm wearing. Anything can work- buttons, more fabric, badges, what have you:

I would never want to be judged by what the backside ends up looking like but nothing a little patch of fabric or proper bit of foam and penback can't   hide (tho if you're truly lazy, like me, this would never happen and you'd already have a safetypin through that sucker and on your top by now): :

Flower power, wear with petal pride!:

Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Cool Pupcicles for Hot Dogs
Tute Tuesday: Flower Crown
Tiny House

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.