8.23.2011

August's D.I.Y - Flower IT

It seems like everywhere you turn fabric flowers are accessorizing shirts, headbands and bags.  With this in mind, I decided the August D.I.Y would test my luck at making these cute little accents.


I started this domestic adventure with a flower pattern from a children's clothing book.  It was helpful to understand the foundation for creating these - from there I made tweaks to make them my own.  I laid out the directions below and provided some pictures of them on a onesie and t-shirt...


Flower Ingredients:
- Fabric Squares (I bought the fabric squares used for quilts - it worked perfect)
- String
- Needles (2 sizes)
- Buttons


Creating the Bloom:
- Cut out a large and small circle from two different fabrics
- Fold in 1/4 inch in and press flat

- Start a running stitch and follow it around the fold, pulling tight as you go, closing the stitch at the end.


- To create dimension I added a running horizontal stitch and a running vertical stitch in the center of the flower.  These stitches helped create the 'full' look.


- Use a button to ancore the two petals together, and attach to item.



















It was a lot of fun playing around with these and creating my own accessories!  I'm looking forward to creating more flowers with different fabrics and designs!


Let me know your thoughts!


Love, 
ABV





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