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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A free Flower Tutorial...

I was working on some flowers this weekend and I thought I would show you a step by step on how I made them...
This shows all the different parts of the flower and different pieces in different stages.


 Step 1: Cut a strip of satin type material and clip it into six sections.

**To those who may not know FIRE IS HOT and can BURN you! Do this at your own risk!** 
Step 2: Place each of the six sections "near" the flame *not in it* and it will begin to shrink, do this until you like the look of each section.

 Step 3: sew the back of the petal strip and gather...


 Step 4: Cut a strip of stretchy sheer material and stitch the back edge to gather it into a circle (just as you did the petal strip above)
Step 5: Cut some larger circles from fabric and clip at regular intervals like a pie, Use a candle to curl the edges of each "pie slice"

 Step 6: cut some strips of tulle and gather to form a circle (as above)  for the bottom layer of the flower and start stacking the different parts of the flower.
Step 7: Stitch the tulle layer and 2 large circle layers together to form a base.

 Step 8: Stitch the stretchy sheer fabric layer and 2 petal layers onto the base you have created. (if you want to make it quick you can use hot glue but I prefer a more finished and soft piece)
Step 9: cut small circles and use fire to curl the edges.

Step 10: place the small curled circle in the center of the flower and stitch in place with a bead in the center.
And there you have it, a very detailed, soft flower.
Have fun!
Hugs!


11 comments:

Wanda said...

Thanks for the tut. I made some similar for the MAMA flower swap 2 swaps ago. I love your blog it is so pretty TTFN Wanda a fellow MAMA member

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Thespa, What a wonderful tutorial, thank you. Your flowers are beautiful! We are so thrilled you joined our group. Wishing you a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

PeggyR said...

I love the flowers. I will have to try these.

Suz said...

Thank you, Thespa. That is a wonderful tutorial.
Fondly,
Suz (an avid fan!)

Suz said...

Thank you, Thespa. That is a wonderful tutorial.
Fondly,
Suz (an avid fan!)

Miss Sandy said...

These are gorgeous! I have made flowers with this method but I never thought to cut into the circle to form petals, genius!

Rhondamum said...

Hey Thespa! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I so want to learn how to make my own flowers and this seems like something I can actually do, lol. My hopes are to join the next MAMA flower swap. So glad you are in the group and your blog amazes me each time I visit! xoxo Rhonda...

bev said...

I love your blog Thespa. Your tutorials are so easy to follow. I am a newbie to your blog and plan to return often. Thank you for sharing.

Dry Gulch said...

Wow! Beautiful flowers. Thank you for the tutorial.

Lori Arnett said...

Beautiful. You're very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Arnett said...

Beautiful. You're very talented. Thanks for sharing.

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