Sunday, 10 February 2008

The Crafters' Way 39

Each week I write a craft column for a local paper, I share it here with bloggers.

This week we are going to use up some more of our scrap fabric to make some cute fabric flowers.

You will need: A strip of calico at least 27cm x 9 cm. I cut mine a little bigger and trim later. Assorted coordinating fabric at least 9cm x 2 cm. Fusible webbing, Needle and Thread, Button.

Step 1:Cut a strip of fusible webbing, long enough to fit all the small strips. Using a hot iron fuse the webbing to the fabric strips.

Step 2:Remove the paper backing from the small strips and place on the calico, side by side. Iron in place.

Step 3: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise.

Step 4: Thread needle with strong thread. Tie a knot in end. Along open edge stitch a wide running stitch.

Step 5: Starting at the folded edge start cutting petals. Stop cutting about 5mm from running stitch. Don’t cut the petals too close together or they will not hold their shape.

Step 6: Gather thread up until flower forms circle. Sew a few backstitches to secure. Add button of choice.

Next week, I’ll show you another quick and simple fabric flower.

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