Thursday, July 28, 2011

Flower Tutorials

Second post today, please scroll down for my earlier post.
I have two quick and easy tutorials on how to make your own flowers.

The fabric, the number of petals and the size you use will give you a variety of end results for each of these.

Poinsettia





















Cut your ribbon or fabric in to squares, one for each petal. For my poinsettia I used five petals of 1 ¼” red craft ribbon.



Fold each square in half and then in half again.
Straight stitch along the raw edge of each petal. Two important points to keep in mind: Keeping your folded edges all facing the same direction will give the most pleasing result.  Your stitches should all be the same distance from the edge of your fabric. This will result in your petals being all the same size.



After stitching all your petals onto your thread gather them tightly together and tie into a circle. You will need to fiddle with it till you get it looking 'just right'. Glue on to a small circle of card stock appropriate to the size of your flower. I used hot glue but you could use any strong adhesive. Decorate the center. I glued yellow seed beads to the center of my poinsettia and added some green grosgrain ribbon for leaves.

Organza Flower























Cut your material in to squares. For this flower I used five petals of 1 1/2” organza ribbon. 


Fold each petal in half and straight stitch around the two raw edges. Keeping your stitches the same distance from the edges will result in all petals being the same size. After stitching all petals onto your thread gather them tightly together and tie into a circle.  Adjust your petals till you get them looking 'just right'. Glue on to a small circle of card stock appropriate to the size of your flower. I used hot glue but you could use any strong adhesive. Decorate the center. I stitched a few beads to the center of mine.


For each of these flowers you could add more petals and make a fuller flower or you could also make a second layer of smaller petals and layer those onto the larger layer.

If you have any questions I'll be happy to try to answer them.
I hope you will have fun with these and share what you come up with.
Have an Amazing Day
Blessings Bernie

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty flowers. Thanks for the tutorial...now, if I could just find time.

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  2. O wow these are gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial, look so easy how you explained them. thanks again. Hugs Dora xxx

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  3. These are so pretty:) Sandra H

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  4. Thanks for answering my plea Bernie! Brilliant and so well explained......I'm going to have a try! I owe you an email - so far plans are still unchanged, but I ain't holding my breath and have my running shoes ready for that sprint round the walls! Hugs, Di xx

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