Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fabric Flower Tutorial

****This is my 2nd post today - Scroll down or click here for the Happy Fall Magnolia Card ****

In the post below I used a fabric flower. I thought, I would do a quick step by step tutorial on it. I was going to do a video, but truth be told, I am not video savvy. So a photo step by step it is!! Here ya go:

What you need:
1. Beacon Fabri-Tac (I have tried other fabric glues for various projects, this one works great!! You can find it in your local craft stores.
2. Approx. 2 in. circle or scallop punch works fine too
3. Fabric - I bought fabric quarters. They are 18" x 21". I cut it into strips 1 1/4" x 21" long.
4. Button, large brad or gem

Start by tieing a knot at one end, as close as you can get to the end of the fabric strip. Trim off excess fabric, leaving the knot and the long tail.

 In the middle of your circle, put a dab of fabri-tac glue.
 Place your knot in the center of the circle and hold for a few seconds or until in place enough so you can work with it. 
 Add glue around the knot.  A little goes a long way!
Hold your fabric up and out and start twisting the fabric. While twisting the fabric start laying the twisted part down around your knot. Don't worry about the frayed edges or if the "underside" of the fabric shows through. Thats part of the character of the flower.
Keep adding glue as you go around. I twist my fabric kind of firmly. Not to tight, but it wasn't loose either. 

 When you get to the end you will do one of two things. Run out of fabric or run out of cardstock!  If you run out of fabric just kinda tuck in the end and add some glue so that it holds. Don't worry about the cardstock. Just trim it off. You won't see the backside.  If you run out of cardstock, just snip away your excess fabric and glue.  

 When you are all done, this is what your flower should look like. Wouldn't these make cute lollipops too?
 Add a gem, large brad or button to the center.
 You can make different types of leaves to finish it off. You can use green ribbon and loop like below. Or use a handy Martha punch and punch out your leaves!

Thats it! I hope this made sense! It's my first tutorial I have ever done. Also, don't mind those inky, gluey fingers! LOL  I had been stamping all morning.  If you make these you will find out quickly how much glue you will wear too!!

Thank you for looking and you check out the post below for anther one of these on my little Tilda with Autumn leaves card!


Danielle Champagne said...

Hi! Tracy, Thanks for the tutorial, and for the super idea. Very nice flower, I will certainly try this.

Barb Hardeman said...

Bravo Tracy! This is a great tutorial and I'll be sure to give this a try!

Nancy said...

Tracy, thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I actually prefer this to video format - easier to print out and keep for reference. You did a beautiful job! Thanks!

Nancy said...

I think my first comment disappeared. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I actually prefer this photo type to a video format - easier to print out to keep for reference. Thank you so very much!

Nancy said...

Me again. May I ask the source of the beautiful Mother Teresa quote? Thank you.

Candy said...

Thank you very much for your tutorial. You have made the flower easy to see and understand how to make it.

Lori said...

Excellent tutorial Tracy! Thanks so much :D
Love and hugs ~ Lori

cabio's craft corner said...

Great tutorial Tracy!! Thanks for sharing :o)

Dena said...

I'm on it! This is a fantastic tutorial, I understood everything and LOVE it!!!!! Thank you so much for doing this and what a great idea!
Hugs, Dena

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial Tracy, this looks like something even I could manage to do lol. TFS

Julie Yanky said...

OK, you know I am not a crafty person, yet I feel like I could be one after reading your tutorial! Great pictures and explanations! I like how you try to problem solve all issues that may arise! Such a cute idea!

Peggie said...

Thank so much for the tutorial. It was great. Can't wait to try it.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Tracy, THis is great sweetie. I just learned how the make these about a month ago mysself here at a scrapping convention. But we used the glue gun and burnt my fingers.. LOL..
hugs, Janiel

Christina C. said...

Tracy, this is awesome....thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!

Pam said...

Tracy...thanks for sharing the flower tutorial with us. I'll have to try this with all the fabric I have let from my quilting days!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial on making these sweet flowers! Beautifully done! hugs, Angela

cathylynn said...

Hello Tracy, Well I have to say that you created a great tutorial for fabulous flowers. I too like to print out for future reference. Thank you soooooo much!

Unknown said...

Tracy great flower, and easy to follow directions. I saw it on Lisette's card and had to come see how you make them. I have piles and piles of fabric, thanks!!

KayBeScraps said...

Hello Tracy,
thank you for the tutorial. The Flowers are sooo amazing..
Hugs, Katrin


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