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CraftyZary
« on: April 26, 2005 05:59:44 AM »

As promised, here is the tutorial for the flower choker that I was showing some days ago.
I make the chokers mostly with felt because it does not fray, allowing it to look nice and to get done easy and very fast, and they have felt in many nice colors  Smiley
So here we go:

1.   Cut little squares of felt. I used here 2 inches squares. Use more or less squares depending on the number of petals you want to have. Here I used 8.



2. Take a square, take the right and left corners and bring them to the front, in other words, fold slightly the square on the middle (do not mark the fold).



3. Now take the corners and bring fold them to the back



4. Now cut the remaining felt to make a clean cut on the bottom



5. By now iit will be looking like this:



6. Sew the petal with a very simple stitch, just enough to keep it on shape



7. Continue steps 2 to 5 with all the squares. At the end you will have all the little lose petals and they are ready to be sewn together...

Once all petals are ready, sew them together with simple small stitches at the bottom


8. Now the flower is ready! at this point you can fix a little the petals with your fingers to make
them look nicer...



9. It is time to attach the flower to the choker. For the choker you can use
a piece of felt, a ribbon, an organza ribbon or whatever you feel like. I used a kind of vinyl
ribbon that I had and used velcro at the back to open it and close it.  I attached it with simple stitches.
And now embellish the flower: glue somethig to the center of the flower. I used a glue gun and
attached a little plastic brown marble, but you can add whatever: buttons, sequins, beads, fabric...


10. And ready! This is how the choker looks like.  The blue one is made with another fabric (a fraying one)
but it was moree time-consuming to make, I prefer the ones with felt



Hope that I was clear enough and that you understand my english. Feel free to ask is something is not very clear

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005 06:07:45 AM »

What a great tutorial!  I'm going to try this ASAP.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005 06:31:49 AM »

Ooooh pretty, thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005 03:03:42 PM »

your tutorial works perfectly!! i just made a little pink flower w/ some felt and used an orange button for the center! also..if you don't have a lot of time to sew each flower petal individually and then put them all together, you can cut off the bottoms and sew them all together at once..im sure its a little harder but im not too good at sewing multiple things so that short cut worked for me! thanks!!  Grin

here's some i've made! thanks again!!

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/surfergirl_billy/detail?.dir=/daab&.dnm=152a.jpg

the big pink one is a pin and the little blue one w/ the pink button is a ring!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2005 03:52:19 PM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I'm going to make so many of those! Do you suggest a certain type of fabric or felt?
Thanks again.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2005 04:24:05 PM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I'm going to make so many of those! Do you suggest a certain type of fabric or felt?
Thanks again.

I used a regular generic type felt..nothing fancy! Wink good luck, though you shouldn't need it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2005 06:27:13 PM »

Wow! Gorgeous!
I love felt and these are amazing! So simple but stylish.
Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'll be wearing a Flower Choker tomorrow!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2005 09:54:27 AM »

Here's my attempt, I did it from memory and I see now that I made it too tight and it doesn't sit right on my neck.



also the colors are not my first choice I just had this stuff lying around, I'll try again later.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2005 01:48:25 PM »

That's awesome  Grin i'm gonna go make one right now! i always wear those fake flowers in my hair, and this will be a nice change  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2005 04:22:40 PM »

i think the colors are awesome! is that sparkly felt? Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005 04:48:37 PM »

Ohmygod...Ohmygod...I am so going home and doing this tonight. Thank you for the simple tutorial. I will post when I have pictures.OhmygodOhmygodOhmygod...
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elmonerd: loving the sparkly felt!
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2005 11:41:51 PM »

I had to try one of these before I went to bed or I know I wouldn't get any sleep. I grabbed some scrap felt and made a minor adjustment to my felt skull and voila! Man these things are quick to make.

Check it out my bruthas & sistahs...
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These will make the cutest hair clips. I'm gonna see how small I can make them before I gouge my eyes out with frustration.

Thank you for showing us how to do these babe!!

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2005 12:47:43 AM »

OH how exciting! Thanks for such a great tutorial.  They look so lovely, and i really like the way they sit without being too chokery.  I'll definitely be trying this.
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2005 06:08:19 AM »

yeah I was so surprised to find sparkly felt in the dollar store, it has glitter on one side, amazing!
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2005 09:13:36 AM »

at the dollar store? I KNEW i loved the dollar store... i hope i can come across some of that sweetness at one around here
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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2005 12:56:40 PM »

that is such a cute way to make a flower!
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Just a few more and then I'll quit...I swear...

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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2005 05:33:34 PM »

those are awesome! i love the skulls in the middle too! Cheesy
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that is the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2005 09:51:42 PM »

oh how I wish I had some felt right now...
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2005 03:20:58 PM »

oooooo i lurve it!! awesom tute Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2005 09:33:49 PM »

Thanks for the great tutorial! Here's mine[clickie to see bigger]:

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2005 10:33:53 PM »

OOh!  How very Cute!  *Runs off to grab her scissors*
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2005 02:18:09 PM »

prettyyyy! Grin
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2005 11:16:54 AM »

I worked on this last night...and I had a hard time sewing the petals together into a circle.

Can anyone give me some advice on that?

Thanks!
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2005 06:37:13 PM »

that's fantastic.  i bet you could use that design to make a belt too. hmmm.  i will post if i figure it out.
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2005 05:26:33 PM »

Thank you for this tutorial...I'm officially addicted.

Hello, I'm Chelsea and I'm addicted to making felt flowers.

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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2005 06:07:49 PM »

cute! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2006 03:29:43 PM »

wa!!
this is awesome!
Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2006 07:58:23 AM »

I know this is really old but these flowers are so cute!  I want to make them but the images in the tutorial don't work anymore.  ;_;  Is there another one around somewhere?  Or are the images just not working for the moment?
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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2006 09:03:55 PM »

i cant see the images either, but i am gonna try an make one anywyas. love it!
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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2006 06:33:29 PM »

It's an old tutorial, but it still rocks. Grin

Had a flamingo cab for a friend. Couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I used this tutorial to make a flower pin to highlight it:



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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2006 04:19:48 PM »

Just printed this out i usually do crochet flowers but this is way easier thx!
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Wow!  Those are so pretty.  Great work!!!
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« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2006 12:41:10 PM »

wow that's is so cute.. I have a ton of felt and ribbon I'm bringing over to a friends house this afternoon- we may have to try and make these... thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2011 02:03:20 PM »

thanks so of the chokers are a bit too dark looking for me - I'm girly and love flowers but I'm getting kind of tired of just making bracelets and I have a bunch of felt in all different colors so I'm defiantly going to make one
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« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2011 02:55:50 PM »

thanks for the tute!  I think I will make some for my friend's birthday!
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This is SO cute!  I love it.  I think I'll make a few for my granddaughters. Cheesy  Thank you for sharing.
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