Rules and Such...

- Challenges are posted every Wednesday
- You may combine this challenge with others
- You can use any products or stamps (you aren't restricted to just using Pixie Cottage, although we would love to see how you use our products too!)
- Post your creation on your blog with a direct link to this challenge
- Entries due by midnight (EST) on the Tuesday night before the next challenge
- Winners will be announced on Fridays!

Apr 24, 2010

Tutorial Time Again! Fabric Flowers with Katie

Good Morning, I hope this will be a Super Saturday!
It's time for a new tutorial at The Pixie Cottage and this time it's done by yours truly!
A few weeks ago I did a card with a fabric rosette flower and I had some questions about how I made it and so that's what I'm showing you today.

First gather your things, you'll need:
Fabric (cotton or a cotton blend is easier to work with)
A needle and thread
Fabric scissors

Cut your fabric into a strip 6" long by 2" wide.

Fold it in half along the long side with right sides out and pin together.

Sew along the bottom edge in a loose running stitch.

Gently gather the fabric up along the thread to draw it together.
Do this slowly and gently to make sure you don't break the thread or you'll have to start again.

Pull the thread to make the gather as tight as you can, again being careful not the break the thread.
Sew the two short ends together and tie off your cotton.

This is the unembellished flower.

Find an embellishment for the center.
You can use a brad, button, anything that works for your project. Brads are easy as you can stick the prongs through the tiny hole in the middle and then open them out on the other side.

The embellished flower.

Here are some in different sizes.
I'm not showing my completed project as it is for the upcoming challenge on Wednesday. We will be having another guest sketcher and this one is a superstar crafter!
I'd love to see your fabric flowers, give them a try and maybe they can go on your entry when the next challenge is revealed ;)
Have a great weekend.


Unknown said...

Oooh, Katie, what a wonderful tutorial! Love these flowers!


Sandra H. said...

Very, very cool looking Katie!! The brads match perfect with the material!!

Anonymous said...

Katie this tutorial is the best! I will definately have to give it a try. Just as good as Prisma if not better because you can personalize them.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Thanks Katie, this is one great tutorial. I am going to have to take out my thimble and try this.

artish said...

fabulous katie!! has your thread ever broken? :)
thank you for the warnings!!!! LOVE the flowers!

Davi said...

Katie, great tutorial. Love those flowers!

Katarina said...

s is fab, thanks for sharing. Yet another thing on my long to do list, lol.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Sooo.. beautiful..great tutorial...Thanks dear

Beautiful Greetings said...

Oh I have to go and buy material! :) These are just gorgeous Katie. I always wondered how you made that and just figured it was over my head. You make it look so easy and I am sure it probably will make me look like I am missing my thumbs :) Great job.

~Tonya said...

Loved the tutorial. I am going to have to try making some. Thanks so much.


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