Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Muy Facil Flowers (Very Easy Flowers)

I'd like you to know, I take requests on occasion. One of our readers, Heather, asked in her comment on my thrifting post for a tutorial on how to make the flowers on my hair accessory. She asked, I am delivering!

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My first attempt I made two flowers out of the shoulder pads from my totally tubular '80s top. The best thing about these flowers: they are scrap pile busters! Perfect for just a little bit of pretty fabric you have left. 

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Start with some pretty fabric you can't bear to get rid of 

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Trace circles onto the fabric. Between 4 and 6 circles seem to be best. 

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Cut out the circles. It's ok and almost preferable if they aren't perfect.

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Stack the circles and while holding them between your pointer finger and thumb, cut slits around. The more slits, the puffier it will be. Twist the different layers so the slits aren't lined up. 

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Fold the flower over and make several stitches, ensuring your needle goes through each layer.

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Then fold the flower the opposite way and stitch again.

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Voila! 

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Here I have two different sizes. The ones in front needed more layers or more slits I think. The back ones I like more. 

These flowers are perfect for hair accessories,  brooches, and jewelry. 

Now go make ya some Muy Facil Flowers!!

8 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

so creative, fun and cute!!! great job

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Super cute way to use scraps!
Thank you for the easy peasy tutorial!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Wow! That's a great scrap buster! I'll give it a try and thanks for sharing it today!

Smallgood said...

There's a leather shop at the flea market that has tiny remnants. I think I'd like to try this with them. They'd be great wreath decoration too.

4you-withlove said...

Nicely done!

Tracy said...

Great tutorial :)
Great way to have them match the outfit perfectly.

Maranda said...

Thank you Jamie! I didn't even know I needed to know that. :-/ I have been making bows for Lucy and my nieces and I love having a variety. If you have any others please share!

Heather Landry said...

Absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much Jaime. I can't wait to try them.

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