Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tutorial - Fabric Flower Garland

Fabric Flower Garland


Materials
·         Scissors
·         Needle
·         Thread
·         Fabric scraps
·         Something circular to make a template (cotton reel, ribbon spool)
·         Yarn or embroidery thread for stringing the garland



STEP 1
Use the spool of thread to trace a circle. Then cut the circles out. Cut as many as you want


 STEP 2
Take one circle and fold it in half and then take the half circle and fold it in half again


STEP 3
Then take your circle and stitch through the bottom. Continue this step, adding at least 6 circles on top of the first

 
The more circles you add the fuller your flower will be. However the density of the fabric will alter this. Felt and mid weight cotton will only require 7-9 pieces, chiffons may require 12 or more

NOTE: The bigger your circle is the MORE circles you'll need to make the flower puffy. The above circle is about 8cm in diameter

STEP 4
Once you have sewn all circles, connect the petals together by stitching through each one at the corner and then tying off the thread with a double knot




STEP 5
Cut 2.5 – 3 meters of yarn or embroidery thread and add on the flowers one by one. I spaced my flowers 10cm apart and secured them in place with a knot before stringing and after stringing so they wouldn’t slide around



STEP 6
Hang over a doorway, window, on your Christmas tree or on your table


I made mine using christmas colours as mine is part of the demonstrations I'll be doing at work but you can make one of these for just about any occasion. Especially now it's spring and tea party season!

Feel free to repost this but link back here if you can. The design itself is not copyrighted but the words and images are so please be thoughtful :P

xoxo
K

3 comments:

alipink said...

So pretty Katie!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Great, I shall keep these in mind.Kxxxx

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