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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Flower Power

I know everyone has seen the cute fabric flowers popping up all over the internet.  I’ve been wanting to make some and finally got the chance last week.  I embroidered some cute little Easter t-shirts and embellished them with a ruffle across the bottom.  Of course, I totally forgot to take photos, so I’ll have to show you those later after my friend gets me some pics of her girls wearing them.  Anyway, I thought it would be cute to make some little hair bows to coordinate with the shirts using some fabric scraps.

Here’s what I came up with:IMG_0316

There are tons of blog tutorials about how to create fabric flowers, but I just kind of winged it.


I did a zig-zag stitch around the raw edges to minimize any fraying, although some people prefer the frayed edges.


I sewed a running stitch along one edge and pulled the bobbin thread to ruffle the fabric.


Then just wound the fabric around and sewed it together by hand at the back.  I found a couple coordinating buttons in my stash and stitched them to the middle.


Finally, I glued a circle of felt to the back.  I figured my friend could either attach a pin or a hair clip to the back depending on how she wanted to attach it to a larger hair bow.


Too cute, right?!  Since I used leftover fabric and felt scraps and those extra buttons you get when you buy a new shirt/pants, this was a totally free project!   They’re so quick and easy to make, I’m planning on designing some more to coordinate with some fleur de lis appliqué t-shirts I’m working on.    

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  1. super cute! I ordered a fabric flower bouqet recently and LOVE it.

    different than yours, but you could totally do a similar concept!

  2. The best part of making flowers like this is that you have endless possibilities for future projects. Thanks for sharing your twist on a fun craft.

  3. thanks for your sweet visit!!! I am glad you liked what you saw. I am loving what I am seeing here.. with these darling jelly bean flowers... just super darling! Have a great evening. JGG

  4. I love the fabric!! These are so pretty.

    Stopping by from Frugalicious Friday. :)

    - Michele

  5. I love these! these are super cute!!!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

  6. So cute! I love the zigzag stitch around the edge too...makes it look a little different than all the others!

  7. Very cute. I can think of lots of uses for those.
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  8. Those flowers are so cute. I love the fabric you used too!



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